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  • Asia,  Discussions,  Indonesia

    Gili Trawangan: The Island Paradise of Drugs

    Many people travel to the tropical island of Gili Trawangan in search of white beaches, turquoise oceans and ultimate tranquillity. Others visit Gili Trawangan for more nefarious desires: bustling nightlife, bikini ladened boat parties and more importantly, drugs… a lot…

  • Indonesia,  Top Lists

    Top 15 Highlights: Lombok

    Living in the shadows of tourist infested neighbour, Lombok has remained an underrated paradise. The little Indonesian island has everything you’d expect from a tropical paradise without any of the negatives brought on by the toxic hordes of convenience demanding…

  • Guides,  Indonesia

    Travel Plan: Seeing the Komodo Dragons

    Many travellers are searching for that unique experience, something special, something unique. Sometimes everything is much more special when you’ve gone to great efforts to earn the right to experience it, going that extra mile to see something only a…

  • Discussions,  Indonesia

    Lombok: The Secret Paradise

    I often ask people “where is the best place you’ve ever travelled to?”, and there’s one answer that always makes me cringe, Bali. I can’t help but feel that a lot of people choose Bali as its the only exotic place they’ve…

  • Indonesia,  Top Lists

    Indonesia – Top 10 Highlights

    Indonesia is the most underestimated country found in the ever-popular backpackers paradise of South East Asia. The enormous array of activities and spine tingling moments are limitless and scattered throughout its multiple islands of varying personalities.   Over 2 months,…

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Jakarta

    The bus slowly rolled through the hills towards Jakarta from Cianjur, where it had reached night as I was dropped off on the outskirts of the capital. Jakarta would be my last stop, an enormous capital; population 40 million. I…

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Java (Part 3)

    This would be my second and last time volunteering on my travels through Java. Although both when applying looked very similar; both being English schools, the difference was staggering. My trip began from Klaten as Ms. Dee bid me farewell…

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Java (Part 2)

    In this part of my story I would be undergoing my first try at volunteering, living life with locals in the Indonesian countryside. My initial reasons for volunteering were admittedly selfish, charmed by the notion of free accommodation. However, I…

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Java (Part 1)

      Java would be completely different to the rest of my trip. Rather than being strictly a backpacking trip, it would be spent volunteering. An entire month was spent on the island volunteering across the country, exceeding all expectations.  …

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Bali (Part 2)

    Next target, Bali…but I found myself heading back to Lombok. The damn ticket I’d bought needed me to go back to Lombok to the café I bought it from. That’s where I sat, soaking wet boots from the boat exit,…