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How to Make “Pepes Ikan” – A Balinese Fish Barbecue

Sitting over glowing coals of coconut, it appears as a banana leaf wrapped package. It is stuffed with fish, spices, and a touch of...

Skulls, Souls, & Unsolved Mysteries: A Journey to Trunyan Cemetery

On the Eastern side of Lake Batur (Bali's largest lake), lies the small village of Trunyan. While the village is Hindu among the others,...

Inside the Kitchen of “Warung Java 1” in Kuta, Lombok

I ate at Warung Java 1 almost every day during my two week stay in Kuta, Lombok. The restaurant doesn't look like much from...

A Princess Returns as Sea Worms: Nyale Festival, Lombok

I set my alarm for 3:45 am. I woke up and quickly gathered my things- camera, phone, water, and headlamp, then climbed onto my...

A Look at Life in the Rice Fields of Sumatra

Next to the jungle hills of North Sumatra lies Gotongroyong village. Most visitors will pass by this place on their way to Bukit Lawang,...