The Banda Islands, a little archipelago in the middle of the Deep Banda Sea in East Indonesia spoiled us with its breathtaking beauty, tragic history and pristine underwater world. Even though the islands are often omitted from maps, Banda was a secret place which Europeans desperately tried to reach during the 15th century. Find out when is the best time to visit the almost forgotten paradise, where t0 stay and the best dive and snorkel spots.
We found a little paradise in South Sulawesi and fell immediately in love with the white sand beaches and crystal clear water of Bira. We spent 6 days relaxing under palm trees, diving and snorkelling through colourful reefs full of life. Continue reading and find the best places to stay and eat in Bira and things you should not miss during your visit.
We spent 3 days in Osaka and never had problem finding some delicious vegan food. Osaka might not be a Mecca for vegans, but for the short time you will probably stay there you can find some really good vegan food in the city center. Like all vegan places in Japan, the opening hours are irregular so before you go somewhere make sure the places are really open on that day. Business days for restaurants in Japan seem almost random, some are closed on Monday and Tuesday, some on Wednesday and Thursday and some on Sundays. Therefore we also noted the opening hours of every restaurant below. Here is the list of the best vegan food in Osaka.
Nara, the first capital of Japan, is a one of the highlights of almost every Japan Itinerary. We really loved to stroll around the Nara Park and explore all the impressive temples. Below you can find a short summary about where to stay, our highlights and vegan food options. If you scroll down you can find a Google map with all important places marked. You can import this map to your own Google Maps and find all the places easily during your trip.
For most people, a stay in Semporna is just a stepping stone on the way to the marvelous islands in the Semporna Archipelago. So our recommendation is stay as short as possible and find a place on one of the amazing islands around.