Indonesia

Jimbaran Puri Hotel in Bali

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Media, Orient Express, Products & Places, Reviews | 1 comment

Jimbaran Puri Hotel in Bali

In our latest review we visit the Jimbaran Puri hotel on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

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Snapshots: Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Featured, Indonesia, Media | 0 comments

Snapshots: Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest

Enjoy snapshots of the macaques from the monkey forest in Bali.

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Orient Express, Products & Places, Reviews | 4 comments

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

The small river rushes 10 feet below me as I traverse a very narrow bamboo bridge at the bottom of the canyon floor. Looking up, both of the steep mountain hillsides are thick with overgrown vines and ancient banyan trees. In the distance down the valley I can just make out a single monkey as he moves along the canopy, reminding me that I really am in the jungle. Ahead, a small path leads away from the water and begins ascending rapidly to the Hindu temple far above me. Along the way I pass ancient stone sculptures of monks and warriors. I can’t help but laugh that what might as well be...

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Destination Romance: Viceroy Bali

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Indonesia, Products & Places, Reviews | 2 comments

Destination Romance: Viceroy Bali

The act of researching the perfect hotel for a honeymoon or special get-a-way can be quiet the process. Couples search through countless Internet reviews and click pictures in endless photo galleries, searching for something I consider the intangible “it factor.” We want a destination where dreamy, romantic fantasies can become reality. A magical place where you and your partner can make memories that you fondly remember for the rest of your lives. After kids come and stresses of work leave you drained, there should be a special place you can dream about for mental escape. For us, this...

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