This post was originally published in May 2015 and updated in February 2019 after my big trip to Bali (and nearby islands) in 2018 With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia
This post was originally published in March 2015 and was updated and expanded in January 2019 “You can actually drive, right?” I asked Gia before we committed to renting a car to explore all the fun things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. There wasn’t a lot of confidence flying
When I told people I was going to go out of my way to spend two days in Jakarta the general reaction was…why? It isn’t the kind of place you go to just have a look and see the sights. I’m probably one of the few people who actually went there
This post was first published in 2015, but I’ve been to a lot more Southeast Asia beaches since then so it needed an update! Are you planning a trip to Southeast Asia? There’s so much to see – from ancient history, pulsating cities and stunning natural wonders, but perhaps the biggest
Originally posted 26/9/2014, updated 13/5/2018 “Going local” seems to be the fashionable way to travel these days, but what does it really mean? From what I can gather, you do the things that locals do, eat where they eat and generally try not to look like tourist. I’m not one
Originally published 25/5/2015, updated 2/4/2018 “We’re Arctic Monkeys and this is ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – don’t believe the hype”. That was the first thing I heard the band’s singer say, and it turned out they were one of the few hyped-up indie bands of the
For me, one of the highlights of travelling in Asia is seeing history embodied in elaborate ancient temples and ruins. Here are some of my favourite temples and ruins in Asia, including Angkor Wat, the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Do you
The Quilotoa Loop is a multi-day trek between rural Andean villages in Ecuador. We chose to skip the “multi day” part and head straight for the showpiece attraction, the amazing Laguna Quilotoa, a crater lake full of varying shades of blue water. Feeling lazy and want to do the same?