Indonesia

5 Local Restaurants In Ubud You Should Try

 

What I love about Ubud, Bali when it comes to food is, that you have a million options to choose from: local warungs, food market, street stalls, trendy hipster restaurants and fancy dining places. Where to eat in Ubud was never that difficult! It is a real paradise foor foodies and that is why I wrote this Ubud food blog, to get you a little guide where to get the best bites in town.

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Best Indonesian Sim Card For Tourist in 2018

 

Nowadays we all want to be online when we travel and not just connect to the Wi-Fi when we get back to our hotel in Bali. We want to share our moments on the beach in Canggu or while chasing waterfalls in North Bali, climbing mount Rinjani in Lombok or standing on a cliff watching manta rays in Nusa Penida. Therefore as soon as we arrive at the airport buying an Indonesia tourist sim card seems a good idea, but which one? As I have been in Indonesia a lot of months the last year I figured out it was time to find out what exactly is the best Indonesia sim card for tourist.

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4 Great Places To Visit In North Bali

My trip with Indonesia Tourism Board had come to an end but I was not leaving Bali yet. I still had a week left on my visa and decided to go on a Nort Bali adventure before I had to catch my flight to Amsterdam to see my friends and family after a long time. Although I have resided multiple times in Bali over the next year I did not go up North for almost 7 years now. Once up North I started questioning myself why did I stay away from these amazing things to do in North Bali for so long!?

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Nusa Penida Blog (Things To Do, What To See, Where To Stay & Itineraries)

 

If you are going on a trip to Bali and you want a slice of real island life then please visit Nusa Penida. In this blog post I tell you everything you need to know about this magical island and while reading and looking at the pictures you will understand why this was one of my favorite places I traveled to in 2017. All the highlights, amazing places to see, things to do, where to stay, instagram spots and handmade itineraries will be be discussed and even some Nusa Penida tips if you take a day trip. Enjoy this fabulous island before mass tourism takes over!

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Weekly Adventures | Walking Dead of Toraja and The King Of Bali

We were already half way through our Trip of Wonders Culture Trip and were about to board flight number 6 from Makassar in South Sulawesi to Palopo in central Sulawesi. We spent the night at the airport hotel and had to be presentable at 7.00 am that morning because we were getting up close and personal with the walking dead of Toraja. After our adventures in Java and Sumatra I was really looking forward visiting the central highlands of Sulawesi and its ethnic groups.

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The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Review

Recently I spent about two months in and around Bali and stumbled upon an surprisingly quiet oasis called The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah. I have been visiting Ubud many times, but never heard about this resort before, but I am happy I got invited to stay at this beautiful place lately as part of my 'honeymoon in Bali'.

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My Honeymoon In Bali

For many people Bali is the ultimate destination to celebrate their honeymoon. But as I have been here now 6 times I don’t think I will come back here on my honeymoon. Not to mention that I actually don’t even want to get married anyway! :) Not? Nope I think it is overrated, but that is why I am now creating my own honeymoon trips to at least get the feel.

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Weekly adventures | Best Places To See In Nusa Penida

It took me 6 visits to Bali to finally make a trip to the islands just off the Southwest coast. Where most people go on day trips I wanted to make the most of it and take my time to explore Nusa Penida myself. I knew the island was an Instagramable spot but somehow it took a little convincing to get me on a boat and my ass to the island.

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Review Climbing Mount Rinjani (Difficulty + What To Bring)

Are you ready to push your limits and go on an epic adventure on your holiday? I love islandlife: walking around in flipflops and board shorts but the memories that stick to me the most are the ones from the mountains! I added another epic experience to my long list as lately I have been climbing Mount Rinjani in Lombok, one of the highest peaks in Indonesia.

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Weekly Adventures | Bali: Inspiring And Tiring

For those who have read some of my blogs about Bali already know that this island and I have not always been best friends. My first time on the Holy Island it rained a lot, yes I chose to come in the rainy season, I got really sick and I stayed in an overpriced hotel in the middle of an overcrowded area in Seminyak. But times have changed…

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Where To Get Magic Mushrooms in Gili Trawangan 2018

The most asked question after my last weeks blog Lombok & Gili Trawangan was: ‘Where is the magic mushroom story?’ I knew it was going to be a hot topic, and as my Live video already got more than 5,000 views in just 2 days I could have figured out people would ask about it. So here it is… but before my mushroom trip I went on a far more adventurous trip up to one of the highest peaks in Indonesia: climbing Mount Rinjani.

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Weekly Adventures - Lombok & Gili T

The last couple months I got more and more signs that people wanted to read more about my adventures and with the overwhelming number of people that read about my horrortrip from Sydney to Tel Aviv I decided to start a weekly blog. I know it is pretty ambitious, as I now force myself to write a little story every week to keep you entertained. Though it should be pretty easy as I constantly run into cool adventures, live in paradise, meet awesome people or end up in weird situations around the world anyway!

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Bali On A Budget

While searching for a holiday destination money is for mostly everyone always an issue. Of course you are willing to spend a little extra because yes it is your holiday, but when you travel there are more things you have to think about. Travelling is not like a holiday I have explained that many times in other articles. When travelling you are always looking to find the right balance between comfort and price and that is exactly one of the reasons why Asia is so popular for travellers: the value for money is the best in the world! Bali on a budget does not mean you stay in shabby places or eat crappy food at all! Go for it, you will be fine!

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12 Reasons To Visit Bali

I used to say that I had a love hate relationship with this Indonesian island, but things changed: I am totally in love with this little green paradise! Due to its popularity the island went through massive changes the last years. The first time I decided to visit Bali was in 2010 and back then it was not at all a favourite: I got sick, it rained all the time and traffic was horrendous!

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Renting A Scooter In Bali

With so many tourists visiting this tiny island, Bali is notorious for its traffic. This was one of the reasons I seriously did not like it when I first visited and that was back in 2010. The traffic back then was horrendous. Trust me it got even worse over the years, but I do love the island nowadays. How is that possible? Just avoid the overcrowded touristy areas like Seminyak and Kuta and you will find some truly magical places this island has to offer.

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Find A House For Rent In Ubud

Ubud is one of my favourite destinations in Bali so it was no surprise that I lately ended up here again. This time I wanted to stay a little longer and I searched for a house for rent in Ubud. It depends of course how picky you are, but don’t picture yourself coming into town in the early morning and the same evening you are chilling in your private villa in Ubud. It is all a little more complicated and remember you are in Indonesia; everything takes a little more time here!

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Boutique Resort In Bali | Blue Karma Ubud Resort & Spa

Lately I stayed in a fairly new resort just a little North of Ubud center. I knew Blue Karma Ubud through social media and already sent some friends over there before I even tried it out myself. From what I could see on the pictures it was a really cute green resort with private villas surrounded by jungle and rice fields and isn’t that exactly what you are looking for when spending your holiday in Ubud? In the beginning of November I checked in for 3 nights to experience the resort myself.

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Sailing through the Raja Ampat Islands With Mutiara Laut

 

Everyone has that one trip in his mind that he dreams of taking once in his life. Some will never even turn their dreams into reality, but when it comes down to travelling there is always a way to make it happen. Sailing the Raja Ampat islands of West Papua was one of those trips for me where I kept on saying some day. That day lately became reality as I set sail with the Mutiara Laut to explore my number one destination on my bucketlist.

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14 Places To See In Ubud (Secret Waterfalls, Hikes and Restaurants)

If you are not sure what to do in Bali then you should put ‘Ubud’ on top of your list. This village just an hour drive North from the popular beaches in the South is perched in and between rice fields and is where you will find the authentic Bali feeling. Ubud is a popular spot for travelers that want to get a slice of the real Bali. Ubud is the artistic and cultural center of Bali, but over the years drew the attention of nomads and spiritual people.

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Review Tugu Hotel Bali

A lovely luxurious retreat in Balinese style: Tugu Hotel Bali is not your standard resort, it is a very authentic and artistic place. Sleeping in Tugu Hotel Bali is like sleeping in a museum. This is my review of the best place in hip and popular Canggu, Bali.

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about traveltomtom

This is me

My name is Tom and my biggest passion is obviously traveling. In 2008 I decided to go on a trip around the world and in 1 year I traveled through 24 countries from North America to South America, New Zealand, Australia and finally South East Asia.

I got back to the Netherlands and saved as much money as I could and in December 2012 I quitted my job again and ever since I am traveling the world. I have now been to almost 100 countries and this website and my social media accounts help me to travel the world. Traveling makes me a better person with ever day I am on the road. Don’t waste time live now, go out and explore the world! May you want to help a little please use my affiliate links. Thank you very much!

With this blog I love to give back and help you make the most out of your trip. I hope these tips will help. May you have specific questions please get in touch with me.

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