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How to see sunrise at Mount Bromo for free

Sunrise at Mount Bromo is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to see in East Java, Indonesia. Volcano hiking is the most inexplicable highlight of any Indonesia trip, and Mt. Bromo in particular is a relatively easy, accessible hike. Plus, when you go to Bromo, [...]

Seven Reasons You Should Travel in Monsoon Season

Hear me out: I'm in favour of travelling during monsoon season. Many a hapless traveller has found themselves inadvertently caught amid a sudden downpour at some point along their journey. Soaked through, grumpy, probably muttering something along the lines of ‘if I wanted rain, I would [...]

2018-02-10T11:53:57+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Asia, Indonesia, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travel Tips|4 Comments

6 Quick Tips for Travelling Indonesia on a Budget

Travelling on a budget in Indonesia is a habit you slip into by accident. It’s an inevitable result of Indonesia being a very cheap country in general. There are plenty of bespoke five-star resorts, of course, but you really have to seek them out. By and [...]

2018-01-17T21:57:14+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Asia, Budget Backpacking, Indonesia|6 Comments

The 6 Things I Always Do in Preparation for a Trip

Trip preparation is probably one of the dullest parts of international travel. The exciting parts are finally booking that flight, spending endless hours trawling through travel itineraries and pretty Instagram pictures of your destination. And of course, the travel itself. Getting vaccinations, travel insurance and sorting [...]

2018-02-16T01:36:17+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Responsible Travel, Travel Tips|3 Comments

The long-term traveller’s guide to health and fitness

If you're travelling for the long haul, health and fitness might sometimes cross your mind as a mild concern. It's not easy to stay healthy: budget meals usually comprise some form of quick-prepare noodles, and I have been known to consider a packet of biscuits an [...]

2018-01-05T22:26:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Ramblings|0 Comments

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

“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 seconds before the forty-something American guy [...]

Two Weeks in Sumatra: Highlights (in Pictures)

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 and endangered wildlife - and it [...]

2018-01-13T08:58:48+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Inspiration|0 Comments