UNESCO Sites Off the Beaten Track – Asia

The fourth in my series about UNESCO sites off the beaten track takes us to the continent of Asia. My fellow bloggers have helped me produce the following list of unusual UNESCO sites in Asia. Lesser-known UNESCO sites in Asia Lijiang Old Town, China  By Brittany from Asia Undiscovered Lijiang Old Town is located in……..


10 things to do in the North of Bali

Bali has it all – lush tropical forests, stunning beaches, mountains and a volcano or three to climb, sunshine most of the year, a diverse and rich culture – no wonder it is called ‘The Island of the Gods’. An enchanting island to relax and unwind. Whilst most tourists head for Kuta, Sanur or Ubud……..

Java | The Silver Nomad

Climbing Ijen Volcano in Java to watch the sunrise

“Leave at midnight and only a 3km walk to the summit of Ijen Volcano to see the sunrise”, that didn’t sound too bad. I must admit that I am not the fittest of people, but for some reason, my mind didn’t compute that the walk would be a torchlight winding hike up a dirt track……..

Lanai Cottage Room in NusaBay Menjangan

Chilling out at NusaBay Menjangan

NusaBay Menjangan is one of those delightful places you come across and you want to tell everyone about, but then hesitate as you also want to keep it to yourself. The resort is only accessible by boat, there are no cars and the only scooters are used by the park rangers, so it is uber-quiet,……..


Galungan dan Kuningan

Today, the 1st of November 2017 is the first day of Galungan in Bali. A tradition when the Balinese start the 10 day process of giving gratitude to their ancestors. The Galungan is the day that the ancestors come to visit and they are welcomed with elaborate offerings and prayers. The ancestors stay for 10 days……..