Chris Burch, known for creating famous retail brands C. Wonder and Tory Burch, has bought a beach hostel on the Indonesian island of Sumba in 2012. It cost $30 million to renovate the hostel and reopen it as a five-star resort called Nihiwatu in 2015. What originally meant to be a place for his children turned into the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2016, and for a good reason, too.
Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia was named the world’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards. The former surf retreat on the remote little-known island of Sumba includes 28 villas, each equipped with a private pool, as well as an all-day treetop spa, an equestrian center, and a beach restaurant, where they serve a variety of healthy dishes cooked over an open fire. In high season, one night in this hotel will come to $12,000. The hotel’s guests can enjoy sunset horse riding, surfing, exploration of local hidden waterfalls and the breath-taking views of rice fields. See what the best hotel in the world looks like.
A popular tourist attraction in Indonesia, this muddy pond erupts with an explosion of mud and a plume of white steam every two minutes and these eruptions also shift positions from time to time. Bledug Kuwu, is the local name for something that burst in a pool and visitors can watch the geyser from a distance of 10-20 meters away.
In a small village in southern Indonesia off the coast of the island of Lembata, the local fishermen battle whales and sharks from a very small wooden boat with sticks. They capture the fish by harpooning them with long spears, and then dismember them in the water because the whales are too heavy and large to pull aboard their small boat.
Yes, it’s true, it does exist in Indonesia. It is a known fact that in each country they adapt western dishes to their cultural preferences. In this case, we have burgers made from snakes and more precisely from cobras. You’ll see in pictures how they are done.
P.S. Apparently, it is very delicious. If I’m in Indonesia, I will definitely try it.
This is one hell of a work, extremely hard and exhausting.
That’s how it happens in India and Indonesia.
Every day, about three hundred trains are bringing people from surrounding towns to work to Jakarta. But still, there’s a big lack for places.
I thought I’ve seen it all… I was wrong.
This 2-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal is literally addicted to cigarettes. He even beats my father, smoking more than 40 cigarettes per day. And if parents refuse him a smoke, he becomes very angry and then bangs his head against the wall.