Nusa Penida is the Island just next to Bali – it is there where all these fantastic photos get shot and where you can find one amazing beach next to the other. If you are in Bali, don’t have that much time and still want to get a taste of that Island – you should do it with a tour. The other possibility would be to visit the island in two days and sleep on the Island. However, one day was enough, and I would do it always again.
For me, there is no doubt that Kuta in Lombok will get the new Bali. If you look at Lombok now, that’s probably how Bali looked 20 years ago, before all the masses of tourists came and transformed the island entirely. No doubt, Bali is still charming and amazing to visit, but Lombok has the same, just without the millions of tourists.
There is no doubt – it’s with the motorbike. In the last six days, I was exploring the Island of Lombok (The Island next to Bali) and the Gili Islands. And all of that I did with a motorbike. It was not only the cheapest option but definitely also the most flexible option. The negative side is that it is slow, especially to travel from Bali to the Gilis and back takes a lot more time on this way. Therefore it’s also just a fraction of the cost.
I don’t understand the reason behind it, but in Indonesia, it is forbidden for Grab and Go-jek drivers to pick up people from train stations, bus stations, and other touristic hotspots. But there is a simple way to avoid to get ripped off and here’s what you can do about it
The activities next to the cities are amazing; there is no doubt – Volcanos, temples and more volcanos. But the towns are just unbelievably dull. Malang and Banjuwangi are now the most boring cities I’ve been in 4 months traveling. So my tip, do the designated activities and leave again as soon as possible.
At the end there were too many clouds to see the sunrise – However, I still had two fantastic days, saved money and went on a crazy adventure. It was the best decision to visit Mount Bromo without a tour, but I have to admit I would do some things differently. I’ll tell you how I did it but also directly recommend the better way.
After the decisive questions were answered, and my first flight was booked – from Frankfurt to Beijing, with a stop in Moscow on the 1st October 2018 – I was overly excited about my plans and couldn’t stop thinking about them. But how should I start planning such a long travel?