Category: Indonesia

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Gili T – ‘Get Your Twinkle On!’

On your way over on the speed boat, will you do me a huge favour? Leave all your worries, frowns and seriousness dissolve in the water underneath you.  You’re going to the Gili’s baby; sunsets that question your existence, waters that prove your existence, stars that make you feel non-existent and parties that you probably…



Biking Bali

Bali – ‘Journey Not Destination’

Every single day presents an infinite amount of options.  When you look back at life you will understand that it is simply a network of pathways or roads that you choose to take.  Each road leads to the next phase.  Some roads will be fun, adventurous and make you smile, while others more difficult, confusing…



Lombok – ‘Be A Light Against Darkness’

Extremists spread violence throughout the Middle-East, US launch destructive air attacks in Iraq and a deadly disease, Ebola breaks out in West Africa. These are the stories dominating media channels throughout the world and through being receptive to these stories; one can only conclude what a dark, brutal and terrifying planet we have become. In…



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Uluwatu – ‘Surfer’s Dream’

Sitting in the wooden shack that had been built amongst the cliffs, we all ordered some food and fruit shakes. The thatched roof provided some well needed shade from the midday sun. Looking out onto the beach you could see the ocean in the background; it was a giant playground for surfers. We were in…



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Bali – ‘Experience is Everything!’

The first time I ever visited South East Asia, I was given a short travel guide book about the region. I remember glancing at it once or twice before I left but that was mainly to locate where Koh Phangan was and more importantly how quickly I could get there (partying was extremely high on…



Gili Meno Eco Hostel

Gili Meno – ‘Life’s a Beach!’

The flames from the beach fire drew in all my attention and warmed my face, which made my cold beer taste even better. A few local Indonesians jammed on the guitar improvising with their made up lyrics over a Bob Marley tune. I could still hear the waves crashing on the shore and before long…



Mount Rinjani

Lombok – ‘Conquering Mount Rinjani (and yourself!)’

I was stood at 3726 metres on the summit of Mount Rinjani, the sun had just started to rise emerging like a sea of orange above the cloud line. At this height the clouds were below me creating a mysterious yet astonishing view of the volcano. This was the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia,…



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Anywhere In The World – ‘Follow Your Heart’

Writing is an art and like most arts, the more you practice, the better you get. However, for art to exist you need inspiration and the core of inspiration lies within your heart. When you become inspired, it’s because something is appealing to your heart, your heart knows no boundaries and therefore inspiration runs like…



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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…



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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…