Monthly archives: July, 2014

Diving

Flores – ‘Dodgy Fish Diving!’

Labuan Bajo didn’t have a tourism infrastructure like other parts of Indo; the industry was in its infancy stage. The locals weren’t fussed on selling you anything, they were relaxed and happy just to sit back and let things roll. This small port town provided ultimate sunsets and offered ‘tree house’ style bars, sunken cushions…



sitting on boat

Lombok to Flores – ‘It’s Not Where You’re Going But How You Get There’

The front deck of the boat was wooden and white in colour. As I lay there staring at the stars I felt there was no place on earth that I’d rather be and in a weird way, the constant sound from the engine of the boat helped my mind transcend into a further trance. I…



sunset

Gili Trawangan – ‘People Not Places’

I seen it in the little girls eyes when she was trying to sell me chewing gums in Siem Reap in Cambodia; I seen it in the eyes of the lady who lived on a floating island on Lake Titicaca in Peru; I seen it this morning in the eyes of the local Indonesian woman…



Gili T

Gili Trawangan – ‘Everything is a Miracle!’

Did I ever tell you about the island? Located in the Indonesian archipelago, about an hour and a half (by speed boat) east of Bali proudly sits ‘Gili T’. No cars, motorbikes or dogs just simply sand, sea and sunsets. Gili Trawangan is becoming the hip place to chill, dive, snorkel or party. It becomes…



fish art

Bali – ‘Balinese Family Life’

Sitting on the minute cushion upon the bamboo made mat, I crossed my legs as I stared at the home made Balinese food that was placed on the table in front of me. The smell of the cooked chicken satay loitered which made me feel even more hungry. I glanced up at Rinin, the Balinese…



Bali temple

Bali – ‘Beyond The Surf You’ll Find Tranquility’

Arriving in Bali, I headed for Seminyak; a beach resort offering good surf, a fairly relaxed atmosphere and plenty of sun. A full day on the beach until sunset, sipping cold Bintang beer was followed by a day surfing. I was stoked and that night a gang in the hostel were in party mode, they…



Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore (all in a week!) – ‘Bethany’

I’m writing this blog post from the bottom of my heart and it’s about a girl called Bethany. I met Bethany for the first time when I was on Koh Tao in Thailand in February. It was very brief, she was trying to get a taxi to the port, she was pretty, fair hair with…