To mark 100 days away I’ve written an insight into what it is like for us travelling as a couple. There’s lots of guides that give tips about how to travel harmoniously together but I wanted to reflect on us personally and make a note of what’s the same, and what’s different from being at […]Read more "What it’s actually like to travel with your partner | An observation from our first 100 days"
Like a lot of British people tea is a staple part of my life. I first learnt how to make tea when I was about 6 when I could just about be trusted with lighting our gas hob, and tall enough to reach the counter to put the water in the tea pot. That said, […]Read more "A hike to the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands"
No trip to Java in Indonesia would be complete without visiting the two glorious UNESCO world heritage sites of Prambanan and Borobudur temples. The stonework is completely breathtaking and gives an awesome insight into life over a thousand years ago.Read more "Prambanan and Borobudur | Rewinding time to the first millennium"
The journey into the mountain took about an hour and a half as we wound our way through little villages and miles of tiny fields that, to me, were reminiscent of some sort of medieval farming system. The landscape was picturesque, dotted with wooden huts and trees marking out some of the land borders. The […]Read more "The smoking volcano of Mount Bromo and its lunar landscape "
Our last two weeks in Indonesia will be a whistle stop tour of East and Central Java. Our first stop is to Mount Bromo, but first we must make the long journey from Gili Air to Surabaya. To make the 300 + mile trip we walked a mile with our backpacks to the harbour, took […]Read more "A capsule hotel and minding the cheaters in Probolinggo"
Gili Air is one of a trio of islands situated a ten minute boat ride from the mainland of Lombok, but it couldn’t be more different. I’d say it’s probably one of the most unique places I’ve been to on the planet. What makes it so different is the complete absence of motorised vehicles, and […]Read more "Gili Air; the island of the sun and the pedal "
It seems ages since I last wrote a blog and I’ve still not finished writing about Malaysia, but since I’ve got half an hour before we head to the gym I thought I’d make a give entry about our time in Indonesia. We’re currently on the unique island of Gili Air, having just finished 10 […]Read more "Indonesia | Our new home for the month, starting in Bali"