A guide to hiring scooters in Indonesia (without dying or being ripped off)

First of all, let me just say this: hiring a scooter in Indonesia is probably a bad idea. But before you get all shouty, let me also say that of course I have done it myself, many times. And I haven't crashed or fallen off or [...]

2017-11-12T12:28:31+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Indonesia|1 Comment

Going overground: Braving the bus from Indonesia to East Timor

At first I thought the tweeting existed just in my head. A symptom, perhaps, of spending too long on the go: a taxi, a plane ride with a brief stop, a ride from the airport on the back of a motorbike, and now several hours in [...]

Searching for Komodos: Lombok to Flores by boat

It was carnage. They attacked the food with no reserve, beating off the competition with their elbows, asserting their dominance with hardened expressions and decisive, practiced movements. It wasn’t Komodo dragons that I was observing. It was my fellow boat-mates, two days into the trip. [...]

2017-10-30T05:48:49+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia|4 Comments

Climbing Mount Rinjani: All you need to know

In case you have missed my harping on about it over on Instagram, I recently undertook the three day, two night Mount Rinjani trek with a bunch of newfound pals. Mount Rinjani is not an easy undertaking. You need to be fairly fit, and more importantly [...]

2017-10-24T14:11:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Climbing Mount Rinjani: All you need to know

6 Awesome Places to Eat in Ubud

I would never claim to know what the best places to eat in Ubud are. Six days is a relatively long time in the backpacker’s world, but it’s certainly not long enough to eat in all of the great restaurants and cafes on offer. However, I [...]

2017-10-15T15:32:54+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Travel Tips|Comments Off on 6 Awesome Places to Eat in Ubud