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  • Why I'm rethinking budget backpacking (and maybe you should too)

Why I’m Rethinking Budget Backpacking (and Maybe You Should Too)

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

“So, how much did you pay for this?” drawled my neighbour. Clambering inside the shuttle bus heading over to the Gili Islands from Bali, I smiled and greeted my fellow bus-mates. I had been sitting down for all of four [...]

  • Two weeks in Sumatra: Highlight (in Pictures)

Two Weeks in Sumatra: Highlights (in Pictures)

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Sumatra is the third largest island in the Indonesian archipelago, and a far cry from the main tourist hotspot of Bali. A bit too far flung to be on most people's to-do list, it conjures images of dense jungle [...]

  • 50 Budget Tips for Backpacking Australia

50 Budget Tips For Backpacking Australia

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I recently spent a year backpacking Australia on a working holiday. I travelled down the East Coast, stopped for a bit to work on a farm, spent a few months working a bar in Melbourne, road tripped across the south, and [...]

  • A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Ah, the wonderful world of haggling.  For me, it’s been a while. I’m currently backpacking my way around Indonesia, and as such have been launched back into a world where nothing is fixed price. However, since I first dabbled in [...]

  • The blue flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano: a DIY guide

The blue flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano: a DIY guide

November 28th, 2017|15 Comments

Mount Ijen is just one of almost 150 volcanoes that span the archipelago of Indonesia. Volcano hiking is among the most popular activities for tourists who visit the islands (including me) – and Kawah Ijen is no exception. FYI – [...]

  • Australia: The good, the bad & the ugly

Australia: The good, the bad and the ugly

November 21st, 2017|12 Comments

I’ve just spent a whole year (give or take a week) living and working in Australia. It sort of happened by accident. The idea was sparked by someone else – my friend Phea – who had a year to play [...]

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