Indonesia’s indisputable capital of culture, Yogyakarta is the country’s largest education hub and a thriving cultural centre. Javanese artistic and cultural heritage pervades the city, but its dynamic creative essence can be breathed in the streets too, where artwork on the walls expresses young Indonesian artists’s creativity and transforms the city in an open-air art gallery.
Monitor lizard are common residents of the Gili islands and, although increasing construction and larger human presence have confined the territory of these beautiful reptiles, they are frequently spotted. Do not be fooled by their dragon-like appearance, these animals belong to the same genus of the fierce and dangerous Komodo dragons, but the species found in the Gilis is harmless. When you happen to meet one, worst-case scenario it will be so scared that it will start vomiting and defecating because of fear. To avoid this type of mutually disturbing encounters, do not food leftovers around the place.
Sssh! It’s Nyepi! In Bali today it is the day of silence, when the world is clean and everything starts anew. Like every year on this special day, the streets of Bali are desert. No honking motorbikes, no insistent street vendors, no transport and no beach life! Sssh! C’est Nyepi. Aujourd’hui à Bali c’est le […]
You either love it or hate it. The strong smell, the sticky texture and the deep colour remind some people of the delights of heaven and some others of rotten onions. The taste has been compared to french-kissing a corpse, but durian remains the favourite fruit of many people. Don’t be shy and try it. […]
Don’t lie, one of the main reasons you came to the Gili’s is diving! Warm clear waters, many dive spots easily accessible and suitable to all levels make the Gili’s a great diving destination, appealing to beginners who experience the Big Blue for the first time as well as to experienced divers or underwater photographers […]
Sarongs are the most famous traditional Indonesian garment. Crossing social and religious boundaries, sarongs have been worn by royals and fishermen alike for centuries; in today’s Indonesia, it is typical to see men in checked sarong relaxing under a beruga, women walking elegantly in their colourful batik and even tourists wearing one to go to […]