Monday, December 30, 2013

The Two Faces of Besakih Temple

I wasn't told what to expect when I planned on visiting Besakih Temple atop Mt. Agung, but I wasn't expecting to get ripped off.


I normally research about the places I plan on visiting, or ask around, before I decide going to them, but as soon as I saw the pictures of Besakih, I told myself I would visit this temple.



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ubud on My Mind

My trip to Bali would be incomplete without stopping by Ubud. This quaint place in central Bali is serene and artsy.


My first stop during my trip to Ubud was the Sacred Monkey Forest.



Monday, December 23, 2013

The Beaches of Bali

I have been hearing and reading the hype about Bali's beaches, now I finally got the chance to see if the beaches lived up to the hype.

Sanur Beach


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bali's Spirituality

I have heard all the hype surrounding Bali, finally I got the chance to visit the 'Island of the Gods'.




Monday, December 16, 2013

The Heritage of Solo

Solo is not that far from Yogyakarta City that's why I decided to give it a visit during my stay in Yogyakarta. My first stop in Solo was Kraton Surakarta.




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Going Solo

I planned on going to Solo from Yogyakarta. I heard and read good things about Solo so I decided to take the train, along with my roommate in the hostel, to Solo.




Monday, December 9, 2013

The Streets of Yogyakarta

I stayed in Yogyakarta for a week which gave me the opportunity to explore the city and take in its culture, slowly unlike my previous trips wherein I was rushing to get to places. This time around I took my sweet time.




Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lesser Known Temples of Yogyakarta

I couldn't get enough of the temples in Yogyakarta (and I had a lot of free time), I decided to visit the lesser known temples surrounding the city.

The sun was bothering my eyes


Monday, December 2, 2013

A Day at Parangtritis Beach

After a few days of temple hopping, I was aching to do something else besides seeing ancient temples. I wanted to go to the beaches in Kukup and Krakal, but after asking around I found out that it was difficult to get to those beaches by public transport, so a new friend and I decided to head to Parangtritis instead.


We headed to Giwangan Terminal and waited for the mini-van that went to Parangtritis Beach.