Scootering the Hoi Van Pass Top Gear Style

The first time I drove a motorbike (or more accurately a 125 CC scooter) was in Bali, Indonesia, and it was definetly an experience. If you’ve been to SE Asia at all (or even if you’ve just seen the Facebook videos), you will know that they’ll let anyone drive a motorbike, and everyone and their…

Scooting around Ubud

We spent 3 days in Ubud, and it’s safe to say that it definitely ranks high on my list of great places in Indonesia. Ubud (the town) is surrounded by multiple villages, which make up the Ubud District. Over time the town and surrounding villages have merged into one, so it is very difficult to know…

Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

A trip to Ubud is not complete without taking a visit to it’s famous Monkey Forest Sanctuary, so what were we to do but go? We went around 9:30 one morning, and although not dead, it wasn’t terribly busy either. A number of people online have said it can get chock-a-block busy, which I think…

3D Art Museum Seminyak

After a day wandering around Seminyak and getting very burnt at the beach, we were looking to do something out of the sun for a bit before being picked up to climb Mount Ijen. Not wanting to spend a ton of money drinking cocktails or getting massages (which are all readily available and then some), we instead…

Climbing Mount Ijen

We decided as we were planning our trip to Bali that, if at all possible, we’d like to go to neighbouring Java Island and climb Mt. Ijen, which is an active volcano with a sulfur lake in the crater. Having read up it a bit, it sounded really cool and something a bit different, which…