the world in my eyes

Month: October 2017

Cooking class in Yogya

Cooking class in Yogya

My culinary trip the day before was just perfect, except I ate too much, but I was really excited about the course. I wanted to cook something local, that I can also cook at home. My cooking mates, Kathleen and Koen, a belgian couple arrived […]

Culinary trip: Yogya

Culinary trip: Yogya

I planned to write only one post on Yogyakarta, but I fell in love with the food here, so I must have a separate post on it (or more). Some people find it hard to leave the safe zone of nasi goreng / mie goreng […]

Rest day and nice surprises

Rest day and nice surprises

So we stand there with Jana at the bus station of Probolinggo, the sharks circling around us. Everybody shouting: taxi, Yogya, Banyuwangi, Jakarta, Malang, taxi, taxi, transfer, hotel. So, what do we do? I veto Yogyakarta and finally we agreed to Malang, a small town […]

Bromo, a dream to come through

Bromo, a dream to come through

One of my wildest dreams was to see Mt. Bromo and the amazing volcanic landscape around it. Everything else that is happening with me, all the great experiences in Indonesia are just a bonus. This is why I came to Cemoro Lawang, as this village […]

Ijen and the Blue Fire

Ijen and the Blue Fire

I wake up at 1 am and – what a surprise – I walk up to a mountain again. The destination is the Ijen volcano, but this time I won’t watch the colorful sunrise. This is something completely different. Kawah Ijen became famous thanks to […]

Arriving to Java

Arriving to Java

Today I’m not in a hurry. My only goal is to get to Java from Bali, and find my place on the hillside. I walked to the harbour and bought the ticket for 6.500 rupee (0,5 USD). These are the moments when I see how […]

On the road, almost like the locals

On the road, almost like the locals

There’s nothing in Lovina at this time of the year, except some retired people from Australia. For sure, we did not chose it for the excitement. I skip the dolphin tour in the morning – I had enough chances to be sea-sick lately. While watching […]

Sunrise on Mt. Batur

Sunrise on Mt. Batur

I’m sitting in the lobby of our guesthouse in Lovina, and I hear as a british and two australian discuss cricket (at least this is what I caught in the beginning). This is when I lose focus and I start wandering about the adventures of […]

Returning to Bali

Returning to Bali

Who had this amazing idea that I visit an island, that can be reached only by boat? Fastboat, right? Max 2 hours. Okay. Yesterday I found out, that no place is left for me on the boat in the morning, I can only leave at […]

Turtles within reach

Turtles within reach

When I left to Lombok, I promised to return to Gili Air for one reason only: to swim with turtles. On a discounted price (when they say this, they actually mean the normal price, but you feel better paying it), for 100.000 rupees, so around […]