Uluwatu temple is a Hindu temple on the southern coast of the Island of Bali. It is a 40min and 22km scooter ride from downtown Kuta, and you can also take the taxi there (Grab or GoJek). I do not think organized tours are necessary, you can go by yourself. My friends and I rode … Continue reading A scooter ride to Uluwatu Temple: cultural dance show
Sanur is a harbor city in Bali: 16km and 25min away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. If you want to get to the Nusas (Lembongan and Penida) or the Gilis, this is the harbor from where boats leave. If you have a online booking leaving from Sanur Harbor, this is the place for you. … Continue reading A Backpacker’s guide to Sanur Harbor: boats to Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Pendia and Gili T (Tips, tricks and more!)
Seminyak is a coastal city in Bali, Indonesia, 10km away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, and 5km from Kuta. I like to think of Seminyak, is a cooler cousin of Kuta. With its ever-extending beaches, hip restaurants and the most relaxing resorts and hotels, Seminyak is a "cooler" version of the always hustling Kuta. … Continue reading A backpacker’s guide to Seminyak, Bali
Do you have a spare day in Bali? Or, do you want to be mainland and close to the airport the day before your flight? Did you have a good hotel deal in Kuta or Seminyak but don't know what to do? Well I got your back! Here are a few things to do in … Continue reading Got some extra time in Kuta or Seminyak, do this!
Ubud: the land of pure bliss, nature and spas Ubud is a gorgeous heaven of rice paddies, waterfalls, street markets and much more! It is known for its fancy af spas and resorts that sit atop a rice paddy with the most out-of-this-world view! Whether it is cliff-side swinging or waterfall hopping, Ubud's got … Continue reading A backpacker’s guide to Ubud, Bali!
Here is my 5-day itinerary to Hong Kong 🇭🇰: Note: Most of the items on my list are FREE! * Paid items/ require purchase of ticket Day 1: Kowloon Peninsula Try Dim Sum with the locals: I was blessed to have my best friend's family introduce me to local culture, and her dad also taught … Continue reading Hong Kong 🇭🇰
A small island province off the coast, called Tasmania, is 2 hours north-to-south in length. It was historically a place where the British used to send prisoners: "In the early 19th century, convicts were sent to Tasmania. However, this ended in 1852 and in the late 20th century, tourism boomed in Tasmania (http://www.localhistories.org/tasmania.html, accessed 2018) … Continue reading Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Kuta Filled with vibrant street markets, relaxing beach clubs, and high-street fashion malls, Kuta is a robust city 2 miles (15 min drive) from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). If you are looking for a place to stay for a couple days, Kuta is a good stop-over for when going or coming from the airport. … Continue reading Kuta, Bali
Living in Melbourne, Australia for 6 months gave me a deep sense of what being a Melbournian means. From flamboyant laneway street arts, to the strong coffee culture, from the must-go brunch places and varied clubs and bars, Melbourne is indeed THE MOST LIVABLE CITY IN THE WORLD! (Business Insider, 2017) I was on an … Continue reading Melbourne, Australia
Have you ever seen a Kangaroo just prancing across the road? Well, if you have, you have been to Australia! My 17 hour journey from Mumbai, India to Melbourne, Australia was terribly turbulent and long! Nevertheless, Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport was quick and efficient, with their e-visa procedures, immigration was merely a minute, and navigating … Continue reading Welcome to Melbourne, Australia!