Jayita finds people in Yogyakarta smiling and friendly, despite living with a volcano and tsunamis in the background
Jayita's visit to Yogyakarta included views of the palace grounds as well as the town
Jayita shares her visits to several important temple complexes and her impressive images
Jayita visits a 9th-century temple complex, remembered from years-ago reading in school
The Dutch Council for Culture is asking the government to allow museums to return art and culture artifacts to the countries they came from.
Taking pandemic caution to the extreme, Garuda is masking its planes!
GarryRF shares a view from these little-known islands near Indonesia
Tourists in an Indonesian national park defied efforts to evacuate them from a danger zone near a volcanic eruption: They wanted to keep taking pictures!
This picture is one of my own all-time favorites. There isn’t much to say about it, a perfect bloom in the pond beside the patio of the house I rented outside Ubud.
I begin this blog with some odd notes. First, unlike TravelGumbo in his “Where Is” travels, I’ve never been to Göteborg—yet. All, or nearly all, our previous puzzles have been based on the puzzler’s...
Sometimes we need a vacation from our vacation, and that’s what I was feeling on an extended stay in Ubud, in Bali. Lonely Planet seemed to suggest that Amed, on the coast, was just that sort of place. So I made arrangements...
Most of Indonesia is Muslim, the most populous Muslim majority country in the world. But Bali is home to Indonesia’s Hindus, about 85% of the island’s population.
I’ve always had the feeling the places I’ve gone have somehow chosen me, rather than the other way around. They call and I obey. I confess, after several trips to Asia, Bali had not been among the places that had called. ...
A Bali blessing is a spiritual ceremony that is part of our traditional custom consisting of a purification, welcoming of good spirits and a final offering.
Water, Lotus, Fish, Reflections A little house with a big pond, my home for a month in Bali.