Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Mt. Agung: the highest peak of Bali

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Mt Agung, Bali

Agung, we met again! I did not think I will climb it again. Last year’s climb was amazing, an unforgettable experience, but it also was the toughest and physically most exhausting thing I have ever done! This time, when I came back to Bali and saw the peak of Mount Agung appearing above the clouds, I knew I want to climb it again. This time I wanted to get to the highest point of Bali, 3142m above the see level with 360 degrees panoramic view of the island. 19 hours at the volcano, 30 hours without sleep, amazing sunrise at the highest point of Bali, cold wind and a steep way down. Yes, I climbed Mount Agung for the second time and I loved it.
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Bali, Indonesia: must see 6 Temples

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Must see temples in Bali

Bali – the island of more than 10.000 different temples. Several of its ancient temples became Bali’s most iconic landmarks and are worth the drive through Bali’s busy traffic. If you are planning your trip to Bali, you definitely need to visit more than just a few of those amazing temples. Bali’s temples are called Pura, which came from the Sanskrit word ‘puri’, and it means ‘palace’ or ‘city’. Each of these temple is unique in its own way: some are very popular and thus overcrowded; some are less known but they do not lack in beauty or of interest. Read More →

Getting Indonesian visa in Penang

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Penang, Malaysia

The process to get Indonesian visa for 60-day is very easy and straight forward. I’ve done it last year in Johor Bahru, Malaysian city near the boarder with Singapore. This year, due to my luck of attention to details and forgetting to count the days between my flights, I had to get 60-days visa again. I have heard that Indonesian embassies in bigger cities, like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Singapore do not issue 2-month visa. It was very easy to get one in Johor Bahru, besides the fact that I felt very uncomfortable and unwelcome in that city. So here are some notes on how to get 60-days Indonesian visa in George Town, Penang.  Read More →

Bangkok in 2 days

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It was my fifth or sixth time in Bangkok and I just can not get enough of it! I can not explain what is it about this city that I love so much. But every time I come here, I get this feeling, that I wanna live here for some time! Yes, you need good nerves in Bangkok! You need a lot of time to get from point A to point B, because of insane traffic jams. Yes, you need to haggle if you don’t want to overpay, when taking motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk, and yes, you would be still stuck in traffic. Read More →

Bali: what to see & where to go

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Bali places

So many of my friends and people I met during my travel are going to Bali for christmas and new years. And i remembered that I once had an idea to make a post about my favourite places in the island of gods. So here it is, for those who want to see something interesting and not to get stuck only in Kuta ;) Read More →

Agung: the highest volcano in Bali

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Agung Volcano in Bali

I climbed the highest volcano in Bali and 4th highest in Indonesia! It was long, tought and unbelievably cool: we spent 12 hours at the Mount Agung (from the start until the finish), slept under the sky full of stars, climbed extremely steep cliff (at some places 45 degrees) and observed incredible sunrise from the summit of 3000m. It was he most  physically difficult, but most incredible, thing I have ever done so far! When other tourists had left the summit and we stayed alone, I screamed from happiness! Read More →

Bali: secret beach escape

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Bali beach

Few days ago a friend of mine showed me one absolutely amazing place here in Bali. I thought I saw it all, but this place was totally new and totally blew up my mind. One can only get there at the very low tide and stay there only during the lowest tide. It basically means, just one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening (this was the case which tide levels in June 2015). Read More →

Philippines: 11 things you should know

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Philippines childrenI spend an amazing one month in the Philippines. I am still unsure whether I can say I love Philippines, but I definitely had an amazing month. I met incredible local people, experienced the most beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and saw one of the world’s largest rice terraces. Philippines is very interesting and still untouched country, which is worth to visit. Here is my list of things you should know before going to Philippines. Read More →

Palawan escape: Coron and El Nido

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Palawan

I have started my Philippines adventure with Palawan. And since I did not want to leave Bali and Indonesia in general, I was not planning on writing any posts about that wonderful part of Philippines. When I, however, was looking back at my pictures from Coron and El Nido, I decided to share the beauty of those places with you.  Read More →

Banaue, green side of Philippines

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I did not plan to go to Banaue, since I have already seen rice terraces in Bali and though ‘another rice terraces? No thank you!’ But I am so glad I did come to Banaue! Just 8-9 hours bus ride from Manila up to the north and you are in the middle of beautiful green rice terraces. My school friend came to visit me in Philippines, so we went together to explore the green part of this country. Read More →