Exploration Guide For Perhentian Kecil in Malaysia

Exploration Guide: Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Only a short 30-minute fast boat ride from Kuala Besut, this backpacker getaway is the perfect island to escape to as you make your way through peninsular Malaysia. Days can easily turn into weeks, as we quickly discovered after exploring the island for a few days (we ended up extending our stay from 4 to 7 days). “No hurry no worry” should be the catch phrase of Kecil as most people spend their days diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear water and lounging around soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches. Continue reading Exploration Guide: Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Stairway To Paradise: Perhentian Kecil’s Windmill Stairs & Blue Lagoon

Panoramic views, windmills in the background, lush jungle, a myriad of winding stairs down to the water, and the crystal clear, turquoise ocean greet you at our favorite spot on Pulau Perhentian Kecil. The Blue Lagoon and the hike to get there are an absolute must.Continue reading Stairway To Paradise: Perhentian Kecil’s Windmill Stairs & Blue Lagoon

Exploration Guide: Pursuit of Paradise – Gili Islands & Lombok

If you are traveling throughout Bali, you will inevitably run into countless groups gearing up to head to the Gili Islands. These three tiny tropical islands are fringed with picturesque white sand beaches and sit in crystal clear, turquoise water. Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno are visions of paradise in their richest form.Continue reading Exploration Guide: Pursuit of Paradise – Gili Islands & Lombok

Off the beaten path Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)

Off The Beaten Path: Jungle Trekking to Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)

On our first and only full day on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, we awoke not knowing exactly what we wanted to do with our short time there. We wanted to head off the beaten path and get some exercise so we decided to rent scooters and take an adventure to the remote Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall). Little did we know we were about to embark on a much bigger adventure than we anticipated.Continue reading Off The Beaten Path: Jungle Trekking to Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)

Visiting Uluwatu Temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Visiting Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple)

Pura Luhur Uluwatu in Bali is a magnificent Balinese pura segara (sea temple). It stands on towering sea cliffs (70 meters tall) with the Indian Ocean crashing below and provides amazing views for miles and miles. The temple is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation of Rudra – a deity associated with wind and storm who is praised as the “mightiest of the mighty”. Located on the southern portion of Bali this temple is a must see.Continue reading Visiting Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple)