Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Senaru, Lombok Island

Senaru is located in the northeastern mountainous region of Lombok Island, Indonesia. It is a small little village, marked by a cement road that runs through it. Senaru is elevated and nestled along the breathtaking foothills of Mount Rinjani.  Senaru may seemed to be just another island town, but here are three compelling reasons why [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:15+00:00 January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Get from Lombok Airport to Senaru Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is one of the main attractions to see on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Most of the tourists who are interested to see this mountain have the intention to trek it. But I Don’t Want to Trek, Should I Still Visit Mount Rinjani? Yes, you should visit Mount Rinjani area even though you have no [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

How to Get from Bangsal to Senaru, Mount Rinjani?

The three Gili Islands (Trawangan, Meno and Air) may enjoy increasing popularity, but these islands are by no means the only attractions in Indonesia’s Lombok region. Lombok as a destination has so much to offer and one it’s prime attraction is the mountain range and volcanic peak called Mount Rinjani. Sunset and clouds creeping [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:16+00:00 November 12th, 2016|2 Comments

How to Get from Gili Trawangan to Gili Air and Gili Meno?

Next to Bali, the Gili Islands are the top beach destination for beach holidaymakers visiting Indonesia.  This island group is composed of three islands, with Gili Trawangan being is the largest. Perhaps due to its big size, Gili Trawangan has the most development and infrastructure. Fondly called “Gili T” by backpackers, this island has the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T21:58:24+00:00 October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Get from Lombok Airport to the Gili Islands

The Gili Islands are one of the increasingly popular beach destinations in Indonesia. The Gili Islands make a good alternative to Thai sandy destinations. They have developed a good following among the Southeast Asia backpacking crowd. However, in recent years, more family-oriented and upscale resorts are being built on beach areas further away from the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T21:53:33+00:00 October 20th, 2016|18 Comments

Sample Travel Itinerary for a Short Trip to Bali, Indonesia

Some first-time visitors may not realize how big the Indonesian island of Bali is.  The island has become world famous because of its very rich culture, strong devotion to religion, tranquil countryside, dramatic coastline and free-spiritedness. You could literally spend weeks on the island and still would be surprised by it.  Because Bali is packed [...]

By | 2017-04-22T22:31:06+00:00 March 11th, 2015|2 Comments

The Marvelous Prambanan Temple Complex

Even from the distance, the Hindu Temple complex of Prambanan never fail to impress. The moment you lay eyes on it, you know it’s something ancient, something valuable not only to its homeland of Indonesia but to the world. One of the massive temples in Prambanan temple complex Situated in a country [...]

By | 2017-06-07T22:05:39+00:00 August 14th, 2014|1 Comment

How to Get to Borobudur and Other Essential Tips

The bustling Indonesian city of Yogyakarta is the most popular and convenient gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur. Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto International Airport has excellent domestic and international connections to major cities like Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Most travelers arrive and book their hotels in Yogyakarta and then make their way to Borobudur, [...]

By | 2017-06-07T22:02:49+00:00 August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Why Borobudur is an Ancient Historical Wonder of the World

There’s one major reason why you should include Central Java, Indonesia in your bucket list of places to visit in Southeast Asia, and this is because of Borobudur. If you are not familiar with this historical site yet, let Chasing Places guide you. The temple complex of Borobudur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and [...]

By | 2017-06-07T22:09:18+00:00 August 1st, 2014|1 Comment

How to Get To Mount Bromo, Indonesia Convenient and Easy

As one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Indonesia, the more than 2000 meter tall Mount Bromo truly is a spectacular site surrounded by dramatic scenery.  Despite being situated on the densely volcano populated Indonesian island of Java, this active volcano draws the greatest number of tourists because of its accessibility. It [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:32+00:00 July 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Trekking up to the Peak of Legendary Mount Bromo

Trekking up an active volcano is one of the most adventurous trips I made in my life. Everyone knows the strength and destructive power of a volcano, but very few have ventured close enough to marvel at a mysterious crater in first person. When we pursued Mount Bromo, it was not spewing hot lava up [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:33+00:00 July 1st, 2014|1 Comment

How to get from Medan International Airport to Medan?

Medan International Airport (locally known as Kuala Namu International Airport) is located roughly 40 kilometres away from Medan city. Since it is quite far from Medan, it is important that you are well informed of the transport options available in order to make the correct decision when you arrive. Based on our recent trip to [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:33+00:00 June 19th, 2014|2 Comments

Silver, Silver and more Silver in Kota Gede, Yogyakarta

The first thing that most often comes to mind when you hear the word “Yogyakarta” is Borobudur – the famous UNESCO listed Buddhist temple.  Due to its proximity to Yogyakarta (called “Jogja” for short by locals) in Java, Borobudur often overshadows some of the fascinating, less broadcasted sites in the area. One of those, in [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:33+00:00 June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Cliff Magic: Ulu Watu, Bali, Indonesia

World Famous Bali: It would be hard to find a tourist from pretty much anywhere around the world that hasn’t heard of Bali, Indonesia. This is due to several reasons. The laid back Balinese culture, for one, has been luring foreigners seeking serenity and relaxation for years. The combination of this laid back vibe with [...]

By | 2017-06-07T22:15:07+00:00 December 28th, 2013|3 Comments