Ubud

Peach: Ubud is a pretty cool place. The first day we were there we went for an explore around the rice paddies. It was a bit of a grey day as you can see in the photos but still super bright green and very beautiful. On our walk around we found a few random huts…

Birthday, and the long awaited arrival of Becci

Jethro:  So, we had left the centre of Bali and headed back to the Seminyak coast area.  We were basically locals now, as we had stayed here so often.  I dropped Peach to a fancy hotel then drove the moped back to the locals housing streets where I rented it from.  The moped taxi kid…

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Lauren: As beautiful as our volcano recovery hotel was, we really wanted to go and see some rice terraces in the centre of the island. Deciding, that as we would only be gone for a few days, we would travel with as little stuff as possible.     Jethro:  Heading north out of denpasar, we…

Mount Ijen – Night time hike up a volcano!

Jethro: Grab your gas masks, we’re climbing into a sulphurous hell pit of a volcano! We’d been travelling SE Asia for 5 months, but somehow had never climbed any volcanoes!  Time to sort that out, and what better place than here in Indonesia! We were heading west along the south coast of Bali.  Our journey,…

Seminyak Surf and Turtles

Jethro: After Gilli islands, we needed to get Lauren to a dentist, which was back in Denpasar. So we booked 3 nights in a hotel in Seminyak. This is further north along the same beach we stayed in for the first couple days of Indo. We had sussed it out back then, and knew it…

Gili Islands

Gili Air Jethro: We got the public boat across from Lombok to Gili, which along with the passengers also transports livestock and building supplies to the island. With a case of seafood half in our laps, we headed the short distance to the first island… Gili Air is the smallest of the three, and was…

Lombok

Jethro: After a bus and a long ferry, we arrived at Bangsal on Lombok. I immediately thought “what are we doing here??” Most of the passengers stayed on the boat for the next stops, the Gilli islands. Those are setup for tourists and are idyllic tiny (30mins walking across) Paradises. We were in a very…

Welcome to Indonesia – Bali!!

Peach: Yay! We had arrived in Bali, we were exhausted after our flight which involved a change at Jakarta (the capital, in Java, the island next door). We had booked a guest house super close to the airport so we walked through the dusty streets for about ten minutes, and then waited nearly another ten…

Singapore

Jethro: Singapore was a beautiful one to approach on the plane, in the morning light. A bit fuzzily from the night flight, we circled the island citynation around from the east, over ocean and land, both Indonesia and Malaysia. We hadn’t been this far south in Malaysia last time (stupid monsoons) and it is a…

Seoul

Jethro: I guess we were getting pretty indulgent, taking 3 flights in one week. I mean, we are backpackers! We should have been on horrendous night busses, not a cheeky 1 hour flight from jeju island in the south to Seoul in the north. We had 4 days to see Seoul, before heading back to…