Category: Indonesia

Serenity at Como Shambhala Estate, the best hotel in Ubud.

Where Should I Stay in Ubud?

At least once a month somebody asks me, “Where should I stay in Ubud?” To which my answer is, generally, “What’s your budget?” As someone...

Golden sand islet in the Derawans, Indonesian Borneo.

Indonesia Travel Tips

With anything from 13,466 to 18,306 islands, depending who you ask, sprawling over 5,000 kilometres across the equator, Indonesia isn’t the easiest place to navigate...

Picture of attractive dessert with title Unoaked 2.01

CSI: Food

I have undergone some unpleasant eating experiences in my time. Decades have passed since I repressed my gag reflex to swallow rancid, sandy goat fat...

Antique books in a library.

The Best Books About Indonesia

When it comes to books, I’m old school. I like to read books about a destination rather than Googling and, in fact, I still vastly...

Eight Reasons to Visit Java

The most many visitors to Indonesia see of Java is Jakarta airport. But, while Indonesia’s gridlocked capital is a tough city to love, and hectic...

Pristine beach, seascape and island.

THIS Is Why I Love Indonesia

I whine about Bali a lot, both because Bali and because British. But I love Indonesia. And this trip I’m on has reminded me why....