Tag Archives: Backpacking

Norzagaray’s Secret Haven: Sometimes we need to disconnect in order to reconnect with what matters

There was one evening from one of my travels where I met with newfound friends in a lovely local pub to catch up on each other’s island activities. We sat on a bamboo chair, ordered a Greek pizza, a bucket of beers, and started talking. Halfway through the night, I thought something bizarre about the …

The Long Drive to Tetebatu: The serene village in the valley of Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia’s 2nd tallest volcano

Sitting on my motorcycle, I pushed the kickstand back and then I turned the key in the ignition to the ON position wearing a rather surprised face, “55 kilometers?!” I screamed at Jerome while he verifies on google maps the distance of Tetebatu from Kuta. “Yeah,” he answered, chuckling silently as he put his helmet …

Discovering Lombok, Indonesia: The Best Trips Usually Happen When They Are Unplanned

In most cases, Bali is probably the first place that will pop in your head once you find out that your tropical summer dreams will take place in Indonesia – behind your average knowledge in South East Asian geography, you’ll discover in a travel brochure that this country is actually an archipelago of 17,500 or …