Komodo Dragon Island is my final stop in Asia, and one of the more complicated ones to reach. I actually wondered if it was worth the effort to see some of the biggest lizards in the world. After much thought, I decided to pull the trigger, because I do want to see all Seven Wonders of Nature.
When it comes to traveling around Indonesia, one of the hardest things to plan for is, surprisingly, what cities you will stay in.
This is not due to the fact that there are limited options in the country, these are actually plentiful, but is rather due to the fact that a lot of your time exploring the country is on day trips- making finding a good home base quite important!
One lesser visited destination is Surabaya, and what this town may lack in a conventional tourist scene it more than makes up for in its day trip options! All you have to do is pick the best room to stay in during your visit, such as Hotel Mercure Surabaya as one great option, and off you go!
But what can you see while exploring the region? The following are some of the most popular, and with a central hub in Surabaya you can make the most of your stay without requiring too many extra days!
Our recent trip to Bali as part of our round the world trip was a different one. We were travelling on a budget. This meant watching every penny and keeping a record of what we spent money on. These are our tips on visiting Bali on a budget- especially for families. Even though this country is affordable, there are still ways to make it more economical.
While in Bali we visited many eateries but Warung Indonesia became a firm favourite and one that we wished we could go back to once we had moved to different parts of the Island.
Warung in Indonesian means little shop. Many locals put Warung at the front of their restaurant names and that way you know they are local. Warung Indonesia is located off Poppies 2 in Jalan Benesari close to Legian Street. As we stayed on Legian Street while in Legian it was only a five-minute walk from our hotel.
The restaurant has an array of local dishes on offer and also has a buffet style offering. This seemed to very popular with locals as well as tourists, however we did not get around to trying this but everyone seemed to be enjoying their choices.