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What to do in Nusa Lembongan (& how to get there from Bali)

What to do in Nusa Lembongan (& how to get there from Bali)

The beautiful Nusa Lembongan is part of the three Nusa-islands that lie off the coast of Bali. Nusa Penida is the largest and most pristine island, Nusa Ceningan is a small and rather undeveloped island in the middle, and closest to the Balinese coast lies Nusa Lembongan. It is by far the most developed island of the three, even though its only a little bigger than the small Ceningan. There’s quite a lot of tourism on the islands, mainly from Chinese tour groups, but it doesn’t take much effort to avoid them.

The paradise-like Nusa Lembongan is known as a resort island. It is less rugged than neighboring island Penida, which makes it more suitable for a beach holiday. Lembongan has a couple of wonderful hotels and some great beaches and restaurants. Besides that, it’s all about the easy island life. Stress? What’s that? The island is so small that you can drive from one end to the other in half an hour.

In this article, I will share my Nusa Lembongan tips with you: I’ll provide a list of the best things to see and do, where to eat and which hotels to stay at. Nusa Lembongan is a perfect destination while on a longer trip to Bali and I would definitely recommend visiting the island for a few days. Here are my tips!

What to do in the Cameron Highlands: tips for highlights, food & hotels

What to do in the Cameron Highlands: tips for highlights, food & hotels

The beautiful Cameron Highlands are a welcome escape from Kuala Lumpur’s heat and high-rise buildings. As soon as you reach the Cameron Highlands, you are surrounded by rolling hills flanked by tea plantations and lush greenery and you might run into some small tourist towns. The Cameron Highlands and their beautiful nature and views are certainly worth a visit. In this article, I’ll give you my best tips for visiting the Cameron Highlands. I will talk (well, type 😉) you through getting there and I will give an overview of the most beautiful sights and highlights, the best restaurants and some hotels for every budget. Bear with me!

The 28 best restaurants in Canggu you must visit

The 28 best restaurants in Canggu you must visit

Canggu is Bali’s most popular location for digital nomads. Its location right off the beach, surrounded by ricefields and not yet polluted by heckling street sellers and honking taxi’s, make it a comfortable place to live. The dozens of delicious restaurants, quirky cafés and gorgeous boutiques don’t exactly hurt either! It’s hipster paradise. I got to live in Canggu for two months and during that time I ate out almost every single day. That’s how I collected the 28 best cafes and best restaurants in Canggu, Bali. I can’t wait to go back and add to it!

Things to do in New Delhi: top sights to see on your first visit to New Delhi

Things to do in New Delhi: top sights to see on your first visit to New Delhi

I think New Delhi is a city that intimidates travelers. It definitely intimidated me! I wasn’t really looking forward to my visit to New Delhi at all, if I’m honest. We would be spending just one day there, but in any case it seemed like a scary, busy, dirty city. And while the last two are certainly true, the first is not. When we were there it was just the highlight of the smog crisis in Delhi. In the morning we could see maybe 300 meters in front of us from our hotel room. But what surprised me is that Delhi has some really beautiful sights. That are definitely worth a visit, in fact: it would be a shame to miss them. Which is why I share the most beautiful sights in New Delhi here, for your first visit to New Delhi! 

How much does it cost to live in Thailand for a month?

How much does it cost to live in Thailand for a month?

For years I have been keeping track of how much I spend on trips (you can see the overview here), so naturally I kept doing this as soon as I became a digital nomad. This month I’m sharing how much it costs to live in Thailand! We stayed in Thailand for almost a whole month (we had a 30 day visa), and spent 1 week in Bangkok, and three weeks in Chiang Mai. We didn’t do much in Chiang Mai. We went to Pai for a weekend, visited a festival and two temples, but other than that we worked a lot and lived a “normal” life. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! Curious about how much we spend during this month and how expensive Thailand exactly is? Come take a look!

Itinerary for Java, Indonesia: Cities, temples & rice fields

Itinerary for Java, Indonesia: Cities, temples & rice fields

In November I went to Java on a press trip for a week and a half! Without a doubt, the most amazing destination I have ever had to visit for my blog and I can not wait to share my itinerary with you. This is the exact route I followed, but in terms of the amount of days in one place, it did change a little. For example, you spend less days in Jakarta, but longer in Semarang and Solo, cities that I didn’t really get to see.

Java is truly a beautiful island, the most important island of Indonesia even, because this is where the capital and government are located. In addition, about 60% of the population lives on Java, while it represents only about 7% of Indonesia’s land mass. Java is green, has amazing temples, and beautiful culture, so you shouldn’t miss it when you travel to Indonesia. Also nice: there is no malaria on Java (and Bali) so you don’t have to worry about that! The route for Java that I share with you today is mainly focused on West and Central Java. If you want to see a all of Java, you’ll need at least two to three weeks, but with this Java route you will certainly see all the big highlights!

8 amazing things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

8 amazing things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

If you are traveling to Java in Indonesia, you are likely to visit Yogyakarta during your trip. It is one of the best known cities in the country, is the capital of the province with the same name, and has more than half a million inhabitants. The main reason to visit Jogja, as locals call it, is because of its location near Borobudur and Prambanan. As a result, many tourists visit the city, making it a focus point for tourism and is thus full of fun cafés and restaurants. There are also many interesting buildings to admire.

Yogyakarta is considered to be one of Java’s most important cultural cities. You can therefore find many traditional forms of art here: batik, ballet or puppet shows. Did you know that Yogyakarta used to be the capital city of Indonesia for four years? That was between 1945 and 1949, during the Indonesian Revolution. As a result of the Dutch colonisation there are many monumental buildings, while Indonesian influences can be seen everywhere as well. Here are eight great things to do during your visit to Yogyakarta.

How to visit the Prambanan complex in Java

How to visit the Prambanan complex in Java

It’s been too long since I last wrote something about Indonesia, but I still have so much to share with you guys! Java is famous for its beautiful temples, and I have been lucky enough to visit some temples during my trip through Indonesia last year. One of my favorite temples was Prambanan. This is the largest Hindu-Javanese temple complex in Indonesia, and definitely worth a visit. This is what you should know before visiting Prambanan.