Category Indonesia

Indonesia Highlights

Our month in Indonesia was a bit of a roller coaster ride, there were servals highs and unfortunately a few ‘not so’ high moments. We both fell in love with the Gili Islands, each of the three islands had its own character and charm. The temples and volcanos in Java were spectacular. Our experience in […]

“You no like, you go to Kuta!”

What’s tired, hungry, miserable and stinks of sulphur? Us on the ferry back to Bali. Karen had done a quick wardrobe change in the back of the van while John waited to use the facilities on the boat – big mistake! John was no longer after this. Getting to Bali by ferry is easy from […]

Ghost Miners

While we were in the Ijen Crater we came into contact with one of the most brutal forms of employment we have seen – The Sulphur Miners of Ijen. The Ijen Crater is one big sulphur mine. Over 300 miners work here. Between the hours of 2am and 4am they descend into the very bowels […]

Fire and Brimstone

Some moments stick in your head forever. Karen and I found ourselves alone,in the dark, surrounded by noxious Sulphuric Gas – 3km down inside the crater of a volcano. We had lost our guide, and everyone else. Wretching and coughing and struggling to see from the sudden increased waves of the gas – it was […]

Mount Bromo

Leaving Yogyakarta was a nightmare. 12 Hours in the back of a car, but it should not have been like this. We had stayed in a luxury hotel as a treat. There was a travel desk that were so helpful in booking onward travel to Malang for us. This was so great because it’s tough […]

Borobo-busy!!

If the temples in Java are brothers, then Borobodur is the Big Brother to Prambanan. Borobodur a buddhist temple dating from the 8th Century is a truly remarkable place, so unique. Which was the downside.. it would be busy. But we here at JKRoaming thrive on adversity. To get here we needed to charter a […]

This is a Local Stop!

Our hotel organised a free shuttle bus to the nearby temple, so we made avail of it. The local temple just so happened to be both a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of Indonesia’s true gems… Prambanan. We got on the bus and laughed as we were the only 2 people on it. The short […]