Chantae Was Here Blog


Hiking Mt. Rinjani: The Sweet Finish

This post continues from Part I and Part II. “You mouthbreathed the other night. That makes you a mouthbreather,” my tent mate, Noodles, pointed out. “Lay off, I’m congested… and you snore like crazy,” I snarled. Another friend in our group pulled out his phone and...


Motorbiking (and Crashing) Around Nusa Penida

“I’ve never driven a motorbike before… is it dangerous?” Hannah asked, fully trusting my response. “Well, we’ll go really slow. It’ll be fine.” Nusa Penida is an island off of the coastline of Bali near Nusa Lembongan. When Justine from Travel Lush wrote a post on how...


Bribing Our Way Into Abandoned Taman Festival Bali

Many Balinese people won’t visit abandoned properties in fear of the malevolent spirits that take up residence there. About twenty years ago, a wealthy investor and the Indonesian government started building a theme park, Taman Festival Bali, in hopes of it being a tourism hot spot...