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Central Bali Day Trip continues

Central Bali Day Trip

In this post our Central Bali day trip contitues. We are returning from Mount Batur to Sanur. First we visit a coffee plantation and learn about Luwak coffee which is said to be the most expensive coffee in the world. Then we will visit the holy Pura Tirta Empul temple and walk on the postcard-pretty rice terraces of Tegallalang. Before heading back to the ...

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Day Trip to Central Bali

Day Trip to Central Bali

This blog post tells about a day trip to Central Bali. We rented a car and a driver to see the artist villages of Batubulan and Batuan. In the villages we visited a jewellery, a painter house and the famous Pura Desa Batuan temple. Before heading to the mountains and the volcano of Mount Batur we stopped at the ancient Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.   ...

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Day Trip to West Bali

Maru towers, Pura Taman Ayun

To discover Bali we rented a car and a driver for two days. To begin with we did a day trip to West Bali after which we toured Central Bali. This blog post brings you to West Bali. First we watch Barong dance. Then we visit a monkey forest and a temple with Maru towers. After that we walk on rice terraces and at the end it’s time to watch ...

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Getting Around Bangkok by Boat

Bangkok by boat

This blog post shows you how to explore Bangkok by boat. There are good boat connections on the Chao Praya river that is the central waterway through Bangkok. What is best, the main sights and Bangkok old town are all by the Chao Praya river. We will first take a Chao Praya river boat to Chinatown. Then we will take a river boat to the most ...

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Day Trip to Duden Waterfalls

Upper Duden Waterfalls, Antalya

If you’re visiting Antalya, Turkey, take a day trip to Duden Waterfalls. To see the Duden falls you don’t need an expensive bus tour. Instead you can easily make the trip on a local dolmus bus. Duden Waterfalls is in fact two separate cascades on an underground river. The Upper Duden Waterfalls are 15 km outside the city. In this place the ...

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Lycian Way: A Walk to Phaselis Ruins

Phaselis Ruins, Turkey

  Phaselis ruins are a former Roman city a short distance from Kemer. To get there you can take a boat tour from Kemer or Antalya. But you can also reach it following the famous Lycian walking trail as we did. We only walked a very short bit of the 500 km long Lycian Way. First we took a dolmus bus at Kemer and walked ...

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Antalya to Kemer on a Sea Bus

Locals in Yoruk Park, Kemer

Instead of using a bus you can make a day trip from Antalya to Kemer on a sea bus. There is a direct sea bus connection twice a day and the journey takes an hour. We took the morning ferry from Antalya to Kemer, a beach destination 30 km away on the coast. Kemer has a good choice of beach hotels. We tried ...

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Sightseeing Around Antalya Old Town

Street life in Antalya, Turkey

This walking trip brings you to some of the most interesting sights around Antalya Old Town. You start in Karaaliogly Park in the south and walk around the Old Town to the lively local shopping streets at the north edge of Kaleici. From here you head west to the Museum of Antalya and Konyaalti Beach. Before dark it’s time to take a dolmus back and inspect the shops ...

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Walk in Kaleici, Antalya Old Town

Kaleici, Antalya Old Town

This post shows you Kaleici, Antalya Old Town. Kaleici looked so pretty in travel brochures that we wanted to see it on our trip to Turkey.  We booked a hotel in the narrow lanes of Kaleici, Antalya Old Town. We explored the Old Town and around it and here is a photo gallery on how it was. Quite pretty!   Antalya sounds like a mass tourism destination and ...

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Best Ko Samet Beaches Photo Tour

A Ko Samet beach

This post is a Ko Samet Beaches photo tour. Ko Samet island, Thailand three hours south of Bangkok is famous for its great beaches which I will show you. Which of the many Ko Samet beaches is the best? You can explore them just walking to the beaches and see which one you prefer. For Ko Samet is a small island ...

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