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Your Guide to Visiting Borobudur

Your Guide to Visiting Borobudur in Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Hello Raya Blog

Just an hour drive from the city of Yogyakarta is the very historic Borobudur. Dating back about 9th century, Borobudur is a Mahayana Buddhist Temple that is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world’s largest Buddhist temple, and one of the most popular tourist attraction in Indonesia. I lived […] Read more…

A tour of Indonesian culture treasure at the Devdan Show

The Devdan Show in Bali | A Colourful Glimpse into the Cultural Diversity in Indonesia | Hello Raya Blog

It is a colourful glimpse into the treasures of the Indonesian archipelago. A perfect evening spent learning about a beautiful country that is a melting pot of cultural diversity. I’m talking about my evening spent watching the Devdan Show in Bali. The Devdan Show is as a must-see performance when in Bali. It not only […] Read more…

Love is in the Air at the Berry Amour Resort

Berry Amour Resort in Seminyak, Bali - Beautiful Balinese Style Resort that focuses on Romance - Hello Raya Blog

You know that song “Love Is In The Air” by John Paul Young? That’s the song that’s been playing on repeat in my head, because from the moment Hubby and I arrived, romance was well and truly in the air at the Berry Amour Resort. Every hotel has its own concept, and it works to […] Read more…

Exploring Indonesian Heritage at the Alindra Villas (Bali)

Alindra Villas in Bali | The Main Pool | Hello Raya Blog

If you’re after experiencing a resort that has been inspired by traditional Indonesian architecture, culture, and artefacts, with beautiful tropical gardens, then the Alindra Villas in Bali is the resort for you. Located along the border between South Kuta and Jimbaran is the Alindra Villas. This property is a 4-star boutique resort owned by a […] Read more…

Eating in Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Ikan Bakar | Eating in Yogyakarta | Hello Raya Blog

I am always on the look out for local food to try wherever I travel. I find sampling local food provides valuable insight into the culture of a place. I also find that it helps me connect more with the place I am visiting, and in this case it’s Yogyakarta. Having lived in Yogyakarta as a […] Read more…

Your Travel Guide to Lhoknga (Banda Aceh in Indonesia)

If you’re an avid surfer, then Lhoknga is the place for you. If you love beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, then Lhoknga is the spot for you. If you want to escape mass tourism and experience a much simpler way of life, then Lhoknga is the place for you. Lhoknga is a small coastal village […] Read more…

Places to Visit in Indonesia, outside of Bali

Lhoknga River | Places to Visit in Indonesia | Hello Raya Blog

When it comes to traveling in Indonesia, the place that first comes to mind is Bali. But there are so many other places to visit in Indonesia, that are simply breathtaking and worth the effort. I have spent a great deal of time in Indonesia, having lived a total of 5 years there. During my time […] Read more…

Karmagali Suites – A Slice of Heaven for Bali Accommodation

Karmagali Suites | Bali Accommodation | Hello Raya Blog

If you are looking for an intimate and high quality Bali accommodation, that offers personalised service, then welcome to Karmagali Suites. Karmagali Suites is located in Sanur, on the east coast of Bali, and is owned by French couple Magali & Fred. They opened the doors to this beautiful boutique bed and breakfast in December […] Read more…