Art in Gang 2

The Gangs of Yogyakarta

Contrary to what the name suggests, the Gangs of Yogyakarta aren’t hordes of heavily-tattooed Indonesian men roaming the chaotic, trishaw-ladden streets of the city. Gang I and II are in fact two narrow and...
Bromo (on the left) and the sand sea on a nicer day.

The Time I got Stranded in a Sand Sea

Standing in a light drizzle and observing the early morning mist press in from all sides, I watch as the phone gets handed to Brendan. It’s six in the morning now and the light is gloomy. Visibility is low...
Green rice fields up around Ubud.

Bali: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bali is dirty. There, I said it. It’s the conclusion that I have come to after about five weeks on the island, which, in glossy travel magazines, is often described as "the island of the gods", with...
close up of a monkey at the monkey forest

The Monkeys of the Monkey Forest

So far, my interactions with monkeys have mostly been on the lawless side of things. I watched them rip bags of popcorn out of little girls hands in zoos, in Tanzania, I saw them stealing from vehicles and in...
Two men with traditional flags.

Photos from Tanah Lot

While spending a month in South Bali, I made a couple day trips to the surrounding attractions. After already having had a good time in Uluwatu, I decided to head to another one of the sea temples along Bali's...
Monkey

Escape to Uluwatu

I have been in Bali for about a month now and somehow, I haven't written anything about it yet. Truth is, I couldn't move myself off the couch for long enough to come up with something interesting to say. In...