Since Bali is getting so crowded, a lot of people want to explore beyond it. Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores. This is a 3-week travel itinerary from traditional Flores to hedonism in Bali and some serious snorkeling in between. P.S.: Click on the links of the cities to get information how to get from one place to another, where to find a room, where to eat and what transport to use.

Cheap travel itinerary for Bali? Yup, it’s possible. We were there more than month (in August) and spent around 30 $/day for both, including accommodation, transport and food. There are two major things to know when traveling to Bali: 1. Stay away from high summer season and 2. Stay away from Kuta.

Traveling for a long time means living minimalistic, right from the backpack and it gives you valuable lessons of taking care of importnant things and not spending too much on things you can’t use on the way. That means no souvenirs! Almost 🙂 Here are some of the best markets we’ve been in these months and are also appropriate for the ones with a tighter budget: 1.) Sunday night market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hands down, the best market in Asia 🙂 We were so excited about it after…

As long as we’re not too far from Bali, it’s still time to post something about the beautiful Balinese food and food from Nusa Tenggara islands. We lived 3 weeks in Ubud on Bali and we had the chance to taste a lot of local food, spent a week on Gili Air, crossed Lombok and Sumbawa. Currently we’re on Flores, eating mostly Ikan Goreng or rice with fried fish. It costs 10.000 IDR or 0,6 eur. For Mic a little bit more because he has to order extra…

Sunset, candlelight dinner, lounging on bamboo seats, we were having grilled tuna steaks and planning our next move. 24 hours of buses and ferries to Labuan Bajo on Flores. Ah, the pain for a numb butt 🙂 We’re going to spend 18 days on Flores and around, trying to see some Komodo dragons, villages and good snorkeling. From what we’ve read some of it seems very expensive, at least the organized trips. We’ll try to do it our way 🙂 And here are some pictures of beautiful Gili…

Since we bought a mask, we’ve been snorkeling every day. This island probably has the best and most accesible coral reef I’ve ever experienced. The best thing is probably that you don’t need a boat or a snorkeling trip. It’s right in feont of you! The reef is colorful, you see hundreds of different fish and they’re not afraid of humans so you feel like swimming in a tropical aquarium. Box fish, trigger fish, fluorescent blue fish, needle fish, fake Nemos 🙂 Oh and in the afternoon the…

After 4 months we’re back at the sea. It feels good, almost familiar. Warm salty air and coconut palms, white sand and turquoise water. Another paradise 🙂 It’s somehow different from Andamans, Mic says it’s like Croatia’s Dalmatia.

Maybe you’re wondering why aren’t we crazily running around Bali, taking pictures and manufacturing posts. The reason is that we’ve both been here before and we chose the city we liked best. Ubud. It seems like everybody likes Ubud. But why? Well, one main reason was Eat, pray, love book from Elizabeth Gilbert. She found ‘worldly enjoyment and divine transcedence’ in Ubud and made hoards of American women do the same 🙂 I didn’t like the book, btw. But I loved Ubud 🙂 It has a charm. Beautiful…

1. Sonicare electric toothbrush I didn’t want to take it at first but one year is a long time without my brush. Best decision ever! Mic agrees. 2. Two ukuleles,flute and harmonica. Need I say more? 🙂

There are things that surprise you in every new country you go to. These are the facts we gathered through the first impression in Indonesia. from what we’ve experienced Indonesians love super soft beds. Back killers! they have the best coffee here. Mic especially likes the Kopi Luwak. when they make coffee, they put coffee in a glass, pour boiling water and mix. Ready to drink! they love green cake. Not sure what this trend is about (I know it’s popular in other Asian countries). So you can…