Terima kasih Indonesia!!

We arrived at Jakarta at night and it took us around 2 hours to get to our hostel (traffic is apocalyptic and we were driving during rush hour!). Six Degrees hostel has won 3 consecutive years “best hostel in Indonesia”, its pretty awesome with a pool table, a roof garden/bar and 2000 movies to choose…

Borobudur And The Strawberry Spider Sandwich

We woke up at 3:00 am (again) to go to the amazing Borobudur temple to see the sunrise. Our friends Lauren and Heather were at the same tour as well. In order to see the sunrise you have to pay another rip-off ticket of around $35 that includes breakfast (coffee and a miniature fried bread…

Explosive Diarrhea and Prambanan Temple

I don’t know what we ate, but it destroyed our will to live. We got really sick eating Indonesian food, so we tried to take it easy for a few days. We booked the tour to visit Pramanban Temple at Sunset, it turned out better as the original tour was going to take us at…

Yogyakarta: City of Sultans

Today we woke up early to take the train to Surabaya.  The train station at 6:30am had people singing Karoake, not sure why they think this is what we want to listen to this early but let it be. We got on the train and then were informed we were sitting in the wrong section,…

One Of Those Cities

When you travel long term you quickly learn that not all places you visit will be amazing, breathtaking or interesting. Surabaya was our first not awesome city of this trip. Surabaya has nothing to offer (we still managed to find some good sights), the traffic is the worst we’ve seen in our lives (we may…

Mt. Bromo

Today we had another early morning. We woke up at 4:00 am to drive/hike to Seruni Viewpoint, from here you can see a panoramic view of Mt. Bromo, Mt. Batok, Mt. Semeru, and Segara Wedi (“Sea of Sands”) from Mt. Pananjakan. Mt Bromo is located in The Tengger Massif,  The area is an active volcanic complex surrounded by…

Blue Fire

Disclaimer: It was incredibly difficult to take pictures under the volcano’s complete darkness, so most of them came out blurry. No pictures have been edited and no filter was used. This is exactly how we saw it. For the next 3 days, we decided to get a tour that will take us to Kawa Ijen,…

Temple Overdose

Today was a very exciting morning for Sarah.  Her parents messaged her saying she passed her first social work licensing exam.  She was nervous to find out if she passed and was sooo happy to hear the great news that she jumped up and down and likely woke up the entire hotel! We went to…

Rabies

Today Eitan learned a few very valuable life lessons: Do not mess with wild animals. Always get all the travel vaccinations before going to 3rd world countries. Listen to your wife when she tells you not to feed the monkeys. We woke up around 6am to the loudest F$^%&ing rooster concert ever that kept on…

Balimoon

Bali, Bali, what a magical place you are! After a delicious homemade banana pancake breakfast, we took a taxi from Kuta to Ubud, but because streets in Kuta are so narrow, our taxi driver needed to drive us in his motorbike to the car parking lot. On our way to the cultural area of Ubud, we…

Here Comes The Sun

We arrived in warm Bali around 3pm.  The airport here was much smaller especially in contrast to the Seoul airport but decorated very nice Balinese style. We searched for a taxi driver that didn’t completely rip us off (welcome to the 3rd world) to take us to our hotel in Kuta. Our hotel is in a…