Island days in Karimunjawa

Magical sunsets, turquoise waters, colorful coral reefs, rich marine life and the friendliest Indonesian people are found in Karimunjawa. This archipielago located in central Java is slowly developing some international tourism and becoming one of the must go places for backpackers when visiting Indonesia. The island´s crowd are mostly local tourists, as well as laid … Continue reading Island days in Karimunjawa

Roaming the temples of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of the crowdest cities of Indonesia, with more than 4 million habitants, and has become a popular destination for those visiting the Hindu temple of Prambanan and the Buddhist site of Borobudur. How to get there Located in Central Java, Yogyakarta is easily reachable within the island by train or bus, or … Continue reading Roaming the temples of Yogyakarta

Cruising Komodo

Komodo National Park is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a Biosphere Reserve due to its rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity. It is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago and includes three mayor islands: Komodo, Rinja and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands. This region is famous for being home of … Continue reading Cruising Komodo

Mount Rinjani: on top of the world

Indonesia is a fascinating country for its nature, culture and wonderful people. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world's largest island country with more than thirteen thousand islands. I was lucky enough to explore eleven of them during my two months trip around the country: Lombok, Gili Air, Komodo, Rinca, Flores, … Continue reading Mount Rinjani: on top of the world

Singapore on a budget

Singapore surprised me for its combination of skyscrapers, tropical climate and the cultural mixture of Chinese, Malay and Indian influence. This Garden City is an oasis compared to the rest of Asian cities I visited during my nine months trip. Whether you end up in Singapore on a stopover or a visa run, don´t miss … Continue reading Singapore on a budget

Exploring George Town

George Town is part of the Penang state and the second largest city of Malaysia. This multi-cultural colonial town is one of UNESCO´s World Heritage Site and is very popular among travelers for its street art and architecture. It is also considered the food capital of Malaysia for its street food blending Malay, Chinese and … Continue reading Exploring George Town

Tourist visa to Southeast Asian countries

This is a list of the visa requirements for Europe Union citizens: The Philippines Visa on arrival is free up to 30 days. Vietnam Visa on arrival is free up to 15 days for passport holders of Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway and UK. E-Visa online is available for all Europe Union citizens … Continue reading Tourist visa to Southeast Asian countries