Guest Post: Things to Do in Bali with Children

By Jose Gil Tecson Are you looking for a great destination for a spring getaway with the kids this year? Why not consider exploring lush and beautiful Bali, Indonesia? Spring is an ideal time of the year to visit Bali as it is the dry season. Also, … [Read more...]

What Happens After 3 Years in Perth, Australia

I don't know where to begin.   We have been here for almost 3 years - time flies so quickly! - and yet, as usual, we haven't done anything. This year I've traveled to Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, UK, UAE, Belgium, and Germany, yet … [Read more...]

Two Madcap Indonesians in Weird and Wonderful Japan (2)

Japan trip part 2: A Middle Eastern club with Japanese girls in nurse outfits, Japanese girls' "dolls eyes", a visit to a cat café, and meeting with a "hugger boy".   This post is edited by ML Awanohara, and is written for and published at … [Read more...]

New Travel Blog!

I'm starting a new travel blog! The blog will be in - mainly - bahasa Indonesia and documenting my and my friends' travel experience. I started it last month in August, although I've been thinking about doing it for so long. … [Read more...]

August Monthly Roundup

I can't believe it's September already. The year 2012 has certainly been passing so quickly for me, and there is still so much to do, so many places to visit, and so many people to catch up with. … [Read more...]

Two Madcap Indonesians in Weird and Wonderful Japan (1)

Japan — the country that many Westerners have likened to Lewis Carroll’s “wonderland” for its quality of wacky unpredictability. But what about for other Asians — do they feel as displaced and disoriented there as Westerners do? This post is edited … [Read more...]

Indonesia, Here I Come, Again

Since 2007, I've been back to Indonesia twice a year, and normally the holiday was fully spent with lunches, dinners or parties. This next week trip, however, would be slightly different. First, I get to attend a blogger friend's wedding in the … [Read more...]

Where We Belong

When the idea of having a junior high school reunion was thrown into the discussion, I asked the self-appointed committee to set the date at least 3 months ahead so I (and others who now live out of town or country) would have time to plan the … [Read more...]

Beyond The Blog

Two weeks had past so quickly I woke up today in Perth already. It felt like it was only yesterday I was stuck in traffic jam in Jakarta, desperately wanting to pee, in a taxi that smells like feet, helplessly looking at my watch, worrying I would be … [Read more...]

Hot Shop In The City

Two months a go, when I was enjoying my (another) holiday, I bumped into Bart in Cazbar at lunch time. The last time I saw him was probably in our wedding, as he had relocated to Bali and we moved to Scotland, so it was a nice surprise to see him … [Read more...]