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Bandung has so much more to offer than just food and shopping. Discovering all its nooks and crannies can’t be done in a day, a month or even a year! Now that you have learned the ABC’s of Bandung from my previous article, it time for you to digest the latest NEWS of Bandung: the essential path for you to explore the attractions that Bandung has to offer in all directions; North East West and South!

Bandung has so much more to offer than just food and shopping. Discovering all its nooks and crannies can’t be done in a day, a month or even a year! Now that you have learned the ABC’s of Bandung from my previous article, it time for you to digest the latest NEWS of Bandung: the essential path for you to explore the attractions that Bandung has to offer in all directions; North East West and South!

Why do I always gain 5 kilos when I’m in Indonesia? Isn’t the hot sun supposed to burn of calories? Well…In Indonesia  ‘no’ often means ‘yes’ whereas ‘yes’ turns out to mean ‘no.’ So as a result ‘Yes, I’m full, will lead to another full plate’ as will ’No thank you, I've had enough.’ By no means an easy mechanism to come to terms with. But you can say yes, yes, yes wholeheartedly to these 5 popular Bandung snacks!

Why do I always gain 5 kilos when I’m in Indonesia? Isn’t the hot sun supposed to burn of calories? Well…In Indonesia ‘no’ often means ‘yes’ whereas ‘yes’ turns out to mean ‘no.’ So as a result ‘Yes, I’m full, will lead to another full plate’ as will ’No thank you, I've had enough.’ By no means an easy mechanism to come to terms with. But you can say yes, yes, yes wholeheartedly to these 5 popular Bandung snacks!

Bali is one of the last remaining places in Indonesia with a living tradition of the mask dance and the wayang theatre. The largest collection consisting of 5900 Asian masks and wayang puppets is located in Bali in the new Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets.

Bali is one of the last remaining places in Indonesia with a living tradition of the mask dance and the wayang theatre. The largest collection consisting of 5900 Asian masks and wayang puppets is located in Bali in the new Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets.

Budget Hotels in Kuta: Sleep cheap in Kuta, Bali!    Kuta is where you most probably will end up when visiting Bali. The place is sprawling with cheap hostels, called losmen in Indonesian. There are also some pretty decent mid-range options, while the swankier establishments prefer to set up camp in Seminyak, Nusa Dua or Sanur. Out of the hundreds of options we have distilled a top 5 of recommended hostels in Kuta.

Budget Hotels in Kuta: Sleep cheap in Kuta, Bali! Kuta is where you most probably will end up when visiting Bali. The place is sprawling with cheap hostels, called losmen in Indonesian. There are also some pretty decent mid-range options, while the swankier establishments prefer to set up camp in Seminyak, Nusa Dua or Sanur. Out of the hundreds of options we have distilled a top 5 of recommended hostels in Kuta.

Bali Nightlife: Our Hotlist of Night Clubs in Kuta!    Kuta is widely known as Indonesia’s party capital. Clubs, pubs and beach side restaurants open til late (some never close) and usually have special offers and events planned to up the ante: ladies night, foam parties, happy hours, sport matches, live bands, you name it, Kuta has it!

Bali Nightlife: Our Hotlist of Night Clubs in Kuta - Latitudes

Bali is not just a tropical getaway and a honeymoon hotspot, it’s also a paradise for surfers! Bali and the surrounding islands have some great surfing beaches, with beach breaks for beginners and huge barrels for the pros. Here are the best five surfing spots in Bali based on their level of difficulty.

The Best Surfing Spots in Bali: A Top 5 from Beginners to Pro Surfers - Latitudes

Indonesian money surely isn’t the most practical. Most people carry many notes around in their wallets, because even for the smallest purchase, you’ll need thousands of rupiahs. Also, well-used notes, like the 1,000 rupiah one, can look so used that I sometimes hesitate to pay with them. On the other hand, rupiah banknotes are, unlike those of most other countries, quite beautiful and interesting to look at. The Indonesian rupiah truly is money with character. Here are some facts and…

How startups play a key role in Indonesia’s payments scene

Best time to visit Indonesia is during dry season between April and October. The humidity is slightly less and weather is pleasant at this time of the year. Even though generally speaking the dry season is hotter, the climate differs from island to island (which makes sense if you consider that there are more than 18.000 of them).

Best Time to Travel to Indonesia - Latitudes

Jakarta is serviced by Soekarno Hatta International airport, located about an hour driving (20 jampacked kilometers) from central Jakarta. Somewhat surprisingly, Sukarno Hatta is one of the best on-time airports in the world (coming second in 2009)!

Jakarta is serviced by Soekarno Hatta International airport, located about an hour driving jampacked kilometers) from central Jakarta. Somewhat surprisingly, Sukarno Hatta is one of the best on-time airports in the world (coming second in

The Cambodian Space Project from Phnom Penh in Cambodia is a psychedelic R surf pop band fronted by  Srey Thy who was working as a club singer when she joined forces with guitarist Julien Poulson in 2009. The band now comprises musicians from France, Cambodia and Australia. They are absolutely awesome, do check them out!

The Cambodian Space Project from Phnom Penh in Cambodia is a psychedelic R surf pop band fronted by Srey Thy who was working as a club singer when she joined forces with guitarist Julien Poulson in 2009. The band now comprises musicians from France, Cambodia and Australia. They are absolutely awesome, do check them out!

Yes No Wave is an internet-based free download record label from Indonesia, offering you some of the most original tunes from the archipelago and beyond!

Wok the Rock: Founder of Yes No Wave Music - Latitudes