Top tips from a local

September 26, 2017

Will Mount Agung erupt? This is the question on every Bali resident's lips.

Popular among tourists, seeking that breathtaking summit sunrise, it provides a higher physical challenge with a less trodden track, than its neighbour Mt Batur.

Nevertheless, at prese...

August 2, 2017

Travel Itinerary – Yogyakarta in 1 day or 1 week

Being based in Bali, my friend and I decided to travel to Yogyakarta for a long weekend (arriving Yogy at 8am Friday, leaving Sunday at 3pm). This was enough time to come up with and propose two very different itineraries...

August 20, 2016

Bali to Gili’s

For making the laboured journey to the Gili Islands, from Bali, you have a few options. I would recommend either flying or taking the speedboat.

1. Flying: It cost us about 250,000 IDR to fly from Denpasar domestic airport to Lombok (big island to East of...

August 5, 2016

Month of Visit: June

There is a lot to see down in South Lombok. There are many deserted beaches to relax on, try your hand at surfing, horse riding and general motorbike exploring. It is great as it has that, ‘Bali 30 years ago’ feel with many local farmers working the...

July 29, 2016

Finns has moved!! Once located in the South near Uluwatu, only reached by the ultra-exclusive cable car lift, it is now positioned on one of our favourite surf beaches, Berawa, Canggu. Luckily built in a very tasteful way with an exquisite bamboo structure, similar to...

July 28, 2016

Month of visit: June

For me it was a no brainer that I had to do some horse riding during my travels around Indonesia. I had originally planned to do this on the island of Sumba, however, with further investigation it turned out that the resort (Nihiwatu) that offered t...

July 7, 2016

Top tips

- buy a SIM card (cheap and can navigate around)

- rent a scooter and drive most places 

- local food restaurants are cheap (nasi campur) and delicious

- learn some basic words 

Basic Bahasa Indonesia

Thank you - terima Kasih 

No - tidak

One - satu 

Two - dua

Three - Ti...

June 30, 2016

A popular tourist activity in North Bali (Lovina) is 'seeing the dolphins whilst the sun rises'. Whilst this may seem like an utterly perfect experience when it is sold to you, reality is a sobering reminder of the damaging nature of tourism.

I partook in this activity...

June 30, 2016

Recommended for:

  • People traveling on a budget.

  • People looking for quick trips to cover Bali

  • Starting/ending in Kuta/Seminyak/Sanur/Canggu

At a glance: 2 days, 1 night Bali tour

Itinerary: Day 1

By 10am: I started in Canggu. rent yourself a bike or a driver...

June 28, 2016

Travelling to/from Gili’s

Please read my comprehensive guide HERE.


I recommend showing up and accepting a room from someone walking around offering rooms. This means you can negotiate the price and can see the room before you commit to it. It will most likel...

June 22, 2016

Amed is a beautiful little fishing town on the North East coast of Bali, in the region of Karangasem. I spent a few enjoyable weekends up here.


Amed is famous for its world class diving and snorkelling. I went here to do my diving Open Water PADI course...

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My name is Lara Hough and I am a part time travel blogger, from the UK, aiming to inspire fellow travellers to make good decisions when making their trip's across the world.


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