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.

People who traveled across Ljubljana, our home town, said it’s one of the cutest capitals in the world. It’s very relaxed with loads of cool cafes, nice parties and good food, not to mention the festivals in summer and all the hot wine in winter. You should see it! Here are 5 cities we could definitely live in. They’re all manageable and cute, have delicious cheap food, renting a motorbike is affordable, and there are places nearby to discover. 1. Ubud, Bali (Indonesia)   Ubud is a small…

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…

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? 🙂

Although we’ve experienced so much this year, from dirty rooms in India, trekking in Nepal and Mentawai jungle (and we love the challenge!) it’s also nice to settle down for some time. If we had the money, we would probably stay for a longer period in Ubud. Bali is a country within a country. It’s small and you don’t need much time to go somewhere, roads are good, petrol is cheap, nature is beautiful, people are friendly, religion is Balinese hinduism which is very open, beaches and mountains…

We’re enjoying the comfort of our own place very much. I’m trying out my watercolors, Mic is working on his book and of course, his online work. But we still venture out from time to time 🙂 On a rented scooter we visited a Coffee plantation on the way to Batur. They grow spices and coffee, they’re famous for Kopi Luwak – poop coffee! 😀

After our week in the jungle, we wanted to relax a little bit. We wanted to rent something in advance via AirBnB but our plan was so unpredictable that it wasn’t possible. “Who has a kitchen to rent?” So we arrived in Ubud, looking for an apartment with a kitchen to rent. We like to cook and this means the independence from all the restaurants, making strong coffee, and having loads of fruit in a refrigerator. We contacted few people on AirBnB from the spot and we were…