Is Bogotá dangerous?

Hi everybode! Today I am going to tell you a little bit of my impressions of Bogotá. 

With over 9 million inhabitants Bogotá is not only the capital, but also the larges city in Colombia. 

Arrived at the airport

It takes quite a while to get to the city center. Of course there are regular buses and taxis that offer affordable rides but I chose to take an Uber, which was no as easy as I thought it would be since Uber is forbidden in Colombia and there is a dispute between them and the regular taxi drivers. 

I had to find a certain driver at the indicated location in the middle of a parking lot. After a long time writing and searching I finally got my Uber. 

Driving by all those houses and neighborhoods I was surprised how big this city was. The streets are busy with a lot of traffic. 

What I saw

Restaurants, market places and a nice old town. Painted walls and the urban lifestyle make this city really interesting. 
Large squares with crowds and cool little coffe shops and bars in side streets. 

In the little restaurants they offer you traditional food to unbelievably cheap prices. So don’t search the fanciest ones just go and get something thats more cultural!

City cable car!

A little outside of the city you have the opportunity to see the roofs and colored houses from above with a city cable car. We had such a good time and took nice pictures. 

Is Bogotá dangerous?

Yes the city is dangerous, but! The chance that you get robbed can be minimized. No nice shirts, your watch can stay in the hotel and all the other fancy stuff is not quite right. Behave normally and try to stay on the main streets or in turistic areas and you will certainly not be touched at all. 

I fell in love with the culture of Colombia and its people, so it is worth a visit!

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Carnival in Jogja

carnival yogyakarta


While strolling through Yogya city in Indonesia we stumbled upon a huge carnival taking place at the Malioboro street! i know how such a carnival looks like in my home country but i’ve never experienced it in a foreign country. So we decided to sit into a coffee shop with an elevated balcony and enjoyed the parade from up there.

Swipe right to see the video trailer of the carnival. The full vlog is up on the tube!

This has been posted on insta lately

The Carnival Vlog

While strolling along the streets of Jogjakarta we accidentally stumbled upon a huge carnival at the Malioboro street. We discoverd a coffeeshop with a nice elevated balcony on which we sat down, ordered a cappuccino and an iced latte, to enjoy the carnival parade from up there. It was amazing to marvel at the different costumes, formations and choreography they presented at this carnival. Different instruments, lots of colors and costumes! A highlight were the traditional carriage with horses or dogcarts however you want to call it. Jogjakarta is well known for its retro carriage pushed by horses through the city and it was nice to see them implemented in the parade as well.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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The Uluwatu Cave

uluwatu cave

The famous padang padang beach, a magical place.
This is the spot where you paddle out to the line up. Can you think of a more mystic beach than this?

This has been posted on IG

The Uluwatu Vlog

After the terrible experience of walking in the streets (especially by night) of Uluwatu we decided to rent a scooter to cruise around. I have a international motorcycle license and a couple of years of driving experience. Neverthless things went crazy, watch what happened. On the scooter we explored the Uluwatu temple, Padang Padang Beach and enjoyed a wonderful Sunset in the Single Fin Bar.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Uluwatu temple uniform

uluwatu temple


Exploring the Uluwatu Temple, gotta wear this fancy sarung, you know it!
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The Uluwatu Vlog

After the terrible experience of walking in the streets (especially by night) of Uluwatu we decided to rent a scooter to cruise around. I have a international motorcycle license and a couple of years of driving experience. Neverthless things went crazy, watch what happened. On the scooter we explored the Uluwatu temple, Padang Padang Beach and enjoyed a wonderful Sunset in the Single Fin Bar.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz

Malioboro street in Yogyakarta

malioboro street

Stumbled upon the Marlioboro street which was pretty lively and busy. We entered a Yogyakarta mall and ate at local restaurants. Explored the street markets and explored what the street food stands had to offer. The day ended with a quick workout at the rooftop gym of the hotel and the refreshing dip in to the rooftop pool, which was illuminated in different colors. Dinner in a fancy Italian styled Restaurant with chilly live music.
WHAT A DAY!

tuktuk driver

Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz

Dive in to Yoyga’s citylife

yogyakarta

Dive into Yogya’s city life. Created this short loop to give you an idea how it feels to leave the hotel and explore this vibrant city!

Check out the loop on insta here

You want more? i recently uploaded our first full day in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. You might want to check it out, it is a 9 minute vlog strolling through the city: the hotel, food and a huge shopping mall at the malioboro street.

The Yogya Vlog

Join us on our very first time in the city of Yogyakarta / Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Our thoughts and experiences in the city. We started the day with the buffet at our hotel, and strolled through the city.

Stumbled upon the Marlioboro street which was pretty lively and busy. We entered a Yogyakarta mall and ate at local restaurants. Explored the street markets and explored what the street food stands had to offer. The day ended with a quick workout at the rooftop gym of the hotel and the refreshing dip in to the rooftop pool, which was illuminated in different colors. Dinner in a fancy Italian styled Restaurant with chilly live music.
WHAT A DAY!


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Palm boy

The locals cut some small steps into the trunk of the palmtree to climb em up wothout any safety gear. Its impressive how they climb up with ease. Up there they cut some old leafs and some coconuts. Have you ever climbed a palmtree?

This has been posted on ig

The Meno Vlog


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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The Tuktuk Nap

tuktuk driver

Back from the countryside adventures of Jawa Indonesia we dove right into the city life of Yogyakarta. Massive traffic, street vendors, shopping malls and busy people surrounding us. Traveling from a slowed down place to a bigger city really makes you feel the change of mood. I’m not pointing out to the negative effects only. City life can really energize you, bring flow to your routine and new dynamics compared to a much more relaxed place like the countryside.

This dude sleeping deeply relaxed on his tuktuk shows us that city life can be pretty tiring too. Do you take naps on a busy day?

This just has been posted on IG

The Yogyakarta Vlog

We have left the area of Magelang and drove with our driver to the hotel we have previously booked in Yogyakarta. The city name is sometimes written Yogyakarta and sometimes Jogjakarta, don’t ask me why. If you know what’s the difference, write me in the commends please. So we have been sitting in that car and it started to rain heavily. Luckily we haven’t been outside for sightseeing.

Arriving in Yogyakarta we have been overwhelmed by the traffic. Scooters, cars, coaches. Then we arrived. The lobby boy opened the doors and carried our luggage inside. First impression: a really fancy Lobby! comfy lounge chairs. diamonds hanging from the ceiling and a delicious welcome drink. That was a nice arrival. But wait for the hotel room the view of Yogya or Jogja, however you want to call it, was stunning!


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz

Pool drone paradise

pool drone

The Amata Vlog

It was a day without plans. We have realized that there are no other guests staying at our hotel. So we decided to enjoy the hotel and its infrastructure to the fullest. A bit of drone flying practice. Jumping and diving into the pool and splashing as high as possible. I mean there were no other guests. So it was kind of like our private hotel. We have stayed at the Amata Borobodur resort (linked down in the description) close to the Borobodur temple, in Yogyakarta, on a island called Jawa in Indonesia. After this day we packed our stuff and headed back to Yogyakarta, on the way we stopped at some pretty interesting sights, vlogs soon to come.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz

Drone start preparation

drone start

Setting up the controller to operate the drone. It is kind of a ritual, starting the battery, starting the controller, connect and set up the phone and the app: ready to start.

more on IG

We left Nusa Dua and went on a taxi ride to Uluwatu in the south of Bali. There we found the Bingin beach which is an absolute perfspot! watch us surf and enjoy the cafes built on the hill.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz