If you’re heading to north Bali, Singaraja is certainly worth a day trip. While not having any of the fancy beach clubs or heartstopping attractions, the old colonial charm of this once bustling port capital is sure to win you over, especially if you’re done with the crowds down south.
Still more to explore in Bali. This time I decided on a 5 day trip to North Bali, basing myself in Lovina, the quiet town known for black sand beaches and dolphin sightings.
Late last year my friends and I were looking for a quick getaway over the new year. We didn’t want to get into too much planning, and flight prices to popular destinations had by then gone way up. In the end we decided upon a fuss free 3 day 2 night kelong stay at nearby Batam. It was just right, manageably priced for a peak period trip, with almost nothing to plan or prepare for.
Aqaba, the Jordanian city by the Red Sea. Steeped in history but with a more industrial focus in recent times, Aqaba could prove to be a bigger tourist destination than its current role as a transit point and a diving destination as it discovers more of its past and make its history more accessible to tourists.
Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah. Facing the Andaman sea, lined by white sandy beaches, mountains rising steep within. At just over an hour from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi Island is an great choice for a short beach & nature getaway. Best of all, without the crowds of the similar but more popular spots nearby. Here’s a 3-day itinerary I used for my recent short getaway to Langkawi Island, which could easily be yours too!
Canggu’s definitely not for everyone. Being some distance from popular attractions (other than Tanah Lot), and without the most exciting nightlife, it is understandably an often overlooked region in Bali. Still, many who come swear by it, and end up staying for weeks or even months. There’re plenty of gems in this small space, well within walking distance, while at the same time without the crazy crowds of Ubud or Kuta – if you look in the right places. What brought