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There are people who swear by guide books and the value of their usage. Where in part I agree with the value of them in so much as things to see and do, most of the time you will find that a lot of things are out of date by […]

The Best of Bali According to Lonely Planet


Having a holiday in Bali can be so much more exciting and interesting if you were to venture to the other islands close, or relatively close, to Bali. Lombok has for quite some time been a popular ‘skip across the water’. The latest hotspot for travellers is now Komodo Island […]

Komodo Island the New Hotspot in the Archipelago



As most of you know I have visited just about every temple on the island of Bali and during my recent visit to Lombok, I was interested to note the comparison between the temples of Bali and that of Lombok. The one temple I found fascinating was Pura Batu Bolong, […]

Photo of the Day: Pura Batu Bolong, Lombok


Taman Narmada is one of those places in Lombok that you just have to visit; even if its only for the experience. This famous tourist attraction is a miniature replica of the summit of Gunung Rinjani and its Crater Lake. When visiting here allow yourself a few hours to explore […]

Photo of the Day – Taman Narmada, Lombok


On my last visit to Lombok we decided to upmarket our accommodation a tad from our usual homestay tradition and chose the Sengggi Beach Hotel. The long stretch of stunning coastline 10 klms north of Ampenan known as Senggigi Beach is in reality the tourist centre of the island of […]

Photo of the Day: Surfers at Senggigi Beach – Lombok



Of the three major pottery villages on the island, Banyumulek is probably the best to visit for first timers to Lombok. Here you will find several showrooms with all forms of pottery from floor to ceiling and most are open from 8am-5pm. Lombok has always been famous for their traditional […]

Photo of the Day: Banyumelek, Lombok


When you first travel to Bali and meet the friendly Balinese people it can be very confusing in some respects and mainly concerning their names. It will seem that every second person has the same name! There are a tremendous amount of Wayans and Mades in Bali. Unlike in western […]

Balinese Names and the Confusion for First Time Travellers


Lombok has always lagged behind Bali in regards to tourism. These days, Lombok is used as a stepping stone to the nearby Gili Islands. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do on the island. On the contrary, Lombok is an island of stunning palm-fringed, white sand beaches and […]

Will Lombok be the ‘New Bali’?



Lombok has so much to offer travellers and any visitor to the island will be first struck by the awesome and natural beauty of the environment. But, the island has so much more and their culture and handicrafts are amazing. When I last visited there I was particularly interested in […]

The Traditional Weaving of Sukarara in Lombok