Posts in Indonesia
Hiking the East Batur Caldera - the Best Sunrise Spot in Bali

Hands down the best sunrise we saw in Bali was from the East Batur Caldera in the north part of the island. The hike up Mt. Batur itself is advertised everywhere and you’ll find it on most “Best of Bali” lists online, but is infamously crowded and is often completely surrounded by clouds. The owner of our homestay recommended instead that we do the caldera trek instead, which is not as high but is usually entirely empty and has clear views. We’re so happy we took his advice because the hike was a truly unforgettable experience!

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Our Top 5 Travel Fails from 5 Months in Bali

In 5 months of traveling around Bali we've had some of the best experiences in our lives, but we've also had dozens of mistakes, injuries, and blunders. Getting Bali Belly, Dengue fever, bee stings and a traffic ticket. Running out of gas and burning our legs on the exhaust of our scooter. Waking up at 4 AM and still missing sunrise by 5 minutes. No matter how much you prepare and how careful you are, you can never be fully prepared for the challenges that traveling may throw at you.

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7 Things to do in East Bali

The region of East Bali has some of the most beautiful sights in the Island of the Gods. Towering over the region is Mount Agung, Bali's largest active volcano. Throughout East Bali you will find stunning volcano views, black sand beaches and traces of Mount Agung's destructive past. You will also discover hidden waterfalls, sacred temples and fascinating marine wildlife. Here are our favorite things to do in this lesser-visited region of Bali.

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Devil's Tears in Nusa Lembongan

A wave crashes into the cove, we wait in anticipation, a few moments later the rocks spew out an explosion of mist. This is what gives Devil's Tears its name. We could sit there for hours, watching wave by wave come in, waiting for the next big one to create a satisfying burst. Devil’s Tears is also one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Nusa Lembongan.

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Nusa Penida Treehouse & Thousand Island Viewpoint

The famous Nusa Penida treehouse (also known as Rumah Pohon) and neighboring Thousand Island Viewpoint are two of Nusa Penida's most beautiful viewpoints. The treehouse is perched high in a tree at the edge of a cliff overlooking Nusa Penida's gorgeous blue waters and epic rock formations. Each of these viewpoints give you slightly different views of the same incredible coastline.

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Tembeling Natural Pool, Nusa Penida - The Forest Oasis

Tembeling Natural Pool is one of the most relaxing places to visit in Nusa Penida. Tucked away in the middle of the forest, Tembeling is a naturally formed pool with crystal blue waters. Here you can peacefully float on an inner tube, scale the surrounding rocks for a thrilling cliff jump, or lay by the quiet beach just a few stairs away. Here's everything you need to know for your visit.

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Banah Cliff Point, Nusa Penida

Banah Cliff Point is another one of those Nusa Penida viewpoints that will leave you astonished by the natural beauty in this world. Here you'll see the deepest blue waters crash onto insanely steep coastal cliffs. If you find the right spot, you'll see the famous rock that looks like half of a donut floating in the water.

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Guide to Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

Ah, Kelingking Beach. If you've only seen a handful of photos of Bali, it's likely that this beach was one of them. The Insta-famous viewpoint is said to look like a T-Rex from above. This is a popular attraction for good reason - it's probably the most naturally beautiful place we've ever been. Keep reading for everything you need to know for your visit!

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Atuh Beach in Nusa Penida

A massive rock formation lies in the distance, with one end coated in dense foliage and the other end a massive 3-pointed archway. Forceful waves crash onto the beach, tossing rocks and pebbles onto the sand. The beach is lined with umbrellas and beanbags where people enjoy cold fresh coconuts and Bintangs. This is Atuh Beach. If you want to see it for yourself, here's everything you need to know before you visit.

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