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Showing tattoo on Batu Bolong Beach, Bali, Indonesia

That Time I Got a Hand Poke Ritual Tattoo

So I did a thing… I got my first ever tattoo in Bali, forever changing my body! For the longest time, I have always wanted a tattoo. Let’s just say it’s my inner rebellious girl streak peaking through. Possibly due to my Asian parents telling me tattoos are bad and I should never...

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

10 Places to Inspire a Visit to Nusa Penida

If you enjoy jaw-dropping coastal cliff views, beaches, or snorkeling, then you need to visit Nusa Penida in Indonesia. Nusa Penida is the largest island of the 3 islands neighboring Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are the other two islands. Most people go to Nusa Lembongan for...

Gunung Kawi temple with shrines in Bali, Indonesia

15 Incredible Temples to Explore in Bali

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods or Island of a Thousand Temples. It’s easy to see why since there’s a temple (pura in Indonesian) everywhere you look. A temple could be as simple as a shrine in a family housing compound. Once you step onto the island, it’s hard to ignore the...

Adult male Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Where to Find Wild Komodo Dragons in Real Life

Have you heard of the famous (or infamous…) Komodo Dragon? Komodo dragons are the largest lizards on the planet. These prehistoric beasts are badass mofos that you do not want to mess around with BUT there is an opportunity to see them in real life in Indonesia. You can briefly pretend to...

Sunset view from klotok river boat

The Best Way to See Wild Orangutans in Borneo, Indonesia

Imagine yourself sitting on the open air deck of a boat with the engine puttering as the boat drifts down a river with the rainforest jungle on both sides. Bright lush greenery as far as the eye can see with palm trees growing straight out of the water. There’s no phone service so no...

Sipping water at Tirta Empul in Bali

How to Experience a Holy Bathing Ritual in Bali

One of my most memorable experiences in Bali was participating in a Hindu holy bathing ritual at Pura Tirta Empul. Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and it’s definitely a very spiritual place. You can feel the energy in the air where there’s a bit of a magical charge in the...

Nasi Campur

Top 20 Must-Try Things to Eat and Drink in Indonesia

One of the best things about travelling is eating the local dishes and trying new tastes and flavors. Before I went to visit Bali, I actually didn’t know too much about Indonesian food, and the dishes I had tried before didn’t really wow me. Yes, I’m fully aware that eating the dishes...