Shangri-La Surabaya

A Review; Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya

After the laughable experience that was the Bumi Surabaya City Resort, I had begun to worry deeply for what lay in store for me at the Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya. As long-time suffering readers will ...
Mount Bromo

Rise & Shine; Hiking Mount Bromo

After the hilarious comedy of errors at the Bumi Surabaya City Resort, it was with delight that we made a move onwards for Cemoro Lawang, the town nearest to the epic Mount Bromo, an active volcano a...
Jakarta's Old Town

Real Traffic Jams in Jakarta

Jakarta was somewhere I wanted to visit for a few years now, but had been expressly warned by an old friend never to come and visit over a weekend; noting that it would be a most depressing, traffic-...

The Great Bali Road Trip – Part II

Stopping just long enough at the volcano for a number of pictures, a quick debate on whether some of the ground we were looking at was in fact lava-tarred or just barren and a brief discussion on why...

The Great Bali Road Trip

Last place I left off, we were nearly at the dance. We sped along the narrow ‘highway’ for about 20 minutes onwards from the night market, before taking a sharp off-road detour so abrupt ...