Tag: indonesia

What You Could Get in Bali for $10 – Places to Visit and What to Do on the Island of God on Budget

Almost 2 years ago, we covered Ubud in one of our $10 series. As I went to Bali a few months ago, I also recently talked about some must-places visit in Bali along with my opinion about each place.

Today, we’re going to write yet another piece about Bali. This is going to cover another region in Bali, and also another way to spend your $10 on the island.

Thanks to Chantel of Travel for Your Life who would contribute this piece, let’s see the other region in Bali that is worth visiting when you’re on the island and what you can do there within the budget!

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What You Could Get in Yogyakarta for $10 – So Much You Could Have at the City with the Lowest Minimum Wage in Indonesia

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since the last time we covered the city in Indonesia, my home country. So, after Jakarta and Ubud that I posted a long time ago, finally thanks to Jacqueline and James of The Travel Deck, we’re gonna cover a city that has been romanticized a lot… Even for other native Indonesians!

As you could probably guess in the profile, this post will cover how much you could get in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The city with two sides of the same coin. Romanticized by many due to their low-profile way of living and their status as a special region in Indonesia due to its Sultanate. However, it is also often criticized by so many social justice warriors in Indonesia due to the province’s lowest minimum wage. Not just within the city, but also in Indonesia.

By 2019, the minimum wage in the city was as low as IDR 2,000,000 (around $143 USD) with some regency around the city have even lower minimum wage than that. So, now that we know about it… How far you could get around the city with your $10 USD?

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Try Destinations A Bit More Off the Radar

It’s easy to be so cautious when choosing a destination for your next holiday. A lot of people like to go for the same sort of holiday destinations because they know what they’re getting.

You can’t really go wrong with an all-inclusive in Europe. They’re pretty much safe, the hotels are great, and you know exactly what you’re getting when you’re going.

But this style of holiday is preventing you from seeing the world in a different light. There is just so much to see and do out there, you shouldn’t keep yourself sheltered behind the doors of an all-inclusive.

Instead, you should have a read of the holiday destinations that we have below, and see if you’d like to go for any of them.

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FAQs Answered By a Woman Traveler: Traveling Solo Around Southeast Asia

Hi everyone!

So, in case you didn’t know, I’m finally back to Vietnam after 3 years. It was the first country that I visited as a solo traveler.

And while this time I kinda get used to doing everything alone when I travel, I understand as someone who comes from Southeast Asia region, some people just ask you a lot of questions about your journey.

Some ask questions out of curiosity, some do it because they’re inspired to do it too, while the other one has a little concern about the idea of you traveling alone. And that’s totally fine with me. After all, not everyone has their privilege to experience solo traveling, I guess?

Now that I’m in Chau Doc, I’ve got some spare time to write as I’ll be on my way to Ha Tien tomorrow, and then continue my journey crossing the border to Cambodia the next day.

This time, I’ll share with you some questions frequently asked about traveling solo in Southeast Asia. The questions that I often get asked, especially as a woman traveling alone around the region.

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Review and Hit-or-Miss: Herborist Olive Series

It’s been a while since the last time I posted something in the beauty section of this blog. Nothing personal, it’s just I’ve come to realize that I may come across “suck” as a beauty blogger, so it really discouraged me to write something related to beauty products. Ironically though, some of my beauty posts rank fairly high so I suppose it’s worth another try to write some more.

This time, I’ll talk about one of the well-known Indonesian beauty brands that you may find in some souvenir shops in Bali: Herborist.

Yep, if you got any chance to travel around Bali and stop by some souvenir shops there, you could easily find some beauty products from body lotion, bath salt and even body scrubs from various brands. Herborist is one of them.

Other than Herborist, you’d also find other brands like Bali Ratih, Bali Alus, and many other different brands that might attract your lust to pamper yourself.

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