THAILAND

Short visit to Phuket and the Big Buddha

After our short visit to Kuala Lumpur it was finally time to return to Thailand for our last few weeks in Asia before having to return to the U.K. We decided to try a couple of different islands before heading back to Koh Tao so we caught a direct flight to Phuket.   Getting to […]

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Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers
MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers

From Singapore we made our way to Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur for a super short visit. Flying would have cost too much compared to a relatively short 6 hour coach journey which cost us S$25 per person. The coach station was at the Golden Mile Complex which was only a 10 minute walk from our […]

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SINGAPORE

Singapore – Gardens by the Bay

Walk on the streets of any big city, London, Paris, Budapest or Barcelona and you may come across beautiful gardens, or lush parks, outside spaces where the locals can congregate and take a respite from the daily grind. Some cities are better at this than others. Singapore’s aspirations are ambitious. It does not want gardens in the […]

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Arriving in Singapore
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SINGAPORE

Arriving in Singapore

We flew from Jakarta an hour and a half north and arrived in a different world. As if we exited a time machine we got off the plane walked into the airport of the future. Changi Airport in Singapore is often considered to be the best airport in the world and it’s easy to see […]

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INDONESIA

Jakarta, city of contrasts

I can see Adam at the back portion of the bus, his head is bopping away above all the other men’s heads that surround him. He is holding unto the railing, looking out the window, out into the city. Every now and then he is looking over to me, trying to find my gaze, making […]

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INDONESIA

Visiting Prambanan Park

Yogyakarta tourist offices organise whole day trips both to Borobudur, which is the largest Buddhist Temple in the world and to Prambanan Park, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. However it is also possible to visit both temple complexes on the same day. This is especially possible if you have your own transportation, but tour […]

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INDONESIA

Borobudur – the world’s largest Buddhist temple

The day after discovering Yogyakarta town we were signed up for an organised tour of the temple of Borobudur – the whole reason we were here in Yogyakarta. I read a lot about this place, the Rough Guide to South-East Asia on a budget listed it as one of the top things to see and do in […]

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Yogyakarta
INDONESIA

Off the well-trodden track in Yogyakarta

Our beautiful week in Gili Trawangan had quickly come to an end. We were so sad to leave this paradise, but after 6 days of just chilling out, soaking up the sun, watching beautiful sunsets and just generally living island life we had to pack up and move on. We booked our return journey to […]

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Gili Trawangan
INDONESIA

10 cool things to know about Gili Trawangan

In my last blog post I talked about how we got from the heart of Bali, Ubud to the Gili Islands. I hope you enjoyed the photographs I shared of Gili T (as it is affectionately known). Those are some of my favourite photographs of our whole time away in Asia. I just look at […]

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INDONESIA

Getting to the Gili Islands

I challenge you to find something more intriguing on Earth than this – the largest of those 3 tiny islands measures only 6 square kilometres. When I first heard about this place we were already in Indonesia. These are the Gili Islands, the hidden gems of South-East Asia. They are not quite on the radar […]

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