2 days in Krabi

Since our previous bus journeys thus far have all been pretty straight forward, we assumed that that would be the case to go from George Town to Krabi as well, but we were so so wrong. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of options; however, none of them were terribly straight forward/cheap and/or direct….

Penang and George Town

We couldn’t get away from hearing good things about Penang and George Town when we were traveling in Southern Malaysia (and indeed, even in Indonesia and Singapore), and we didn’t hear a bad word about it – both from locals and travelers alike. We were keen to see what the fuss was about, so what…

Kuala Lumpur

After exploring the delights of Malacca, we were on our way to Kuala Lumpur to explore our last big city for a while. If I’m being honest, I didn’t really know a lot about Kuala Lumpur before we went, other then it was pretty close to Singapore, and that I wasn’t terribly excited by it. After…

Malacca

After our few days in Singapore, it was time for us to head into Malaysia and try out long distance travel on a bus. We were a bit apprehensive, as we’ve heard both good and bad things regarding SE Asia’s bus system, but the journey from Singapore to Malacca was relatively easy. Singapore to Malacca…

48 hours in Singapore

We’d always regarded Singapore a bit like Dubai – a place to see if we happened to be passing through, but not somewhere to go off it’s own merit. That being said, we’ve had a number of friends who really enjoyed it, and with that in mind, we thought it was a good place to…

Walking with Dragons

Having a date when we have to be back in the UK means we have a lot of places to go in a set period of time, and, after spending 10 days in Bali (longer than anticipated, but worth it), we had to choose where else in Indonesia we’d like to go and lose the…

Scooting around Ubud

We spent 3 days in Ubud, and it’s safe to say that it definitely ranks high on my list of great places in Indonesia. Ubud (the town) is surrounded by multiple villages, which make up the Ubud District. Over time the town and surrounding villages have merged into one, so it is very difficult to know…

Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

A trip to Ubud is not complete without taking a visit to it’s famous Monkey Forest Sanctuary, so what were we to do but go? We went around 9:30 one morning, and although not dead, it wasn’t terribly busy either. A number of people online have said it can get chock-a-block busy, which I think…

3D Art Museum Seminyak

After a day wandering around Seminyak and getting very burnt at the beach, we were looking to do something out of the sun for a bit before being picked up to climb Mount Ijen. Not wanting to spend a ton of money drinking cocktails or getting massages (which are all readily available and then some), we instead…

Climbing Mount Ijen

We decided as we were planning our trip to Bali that, if at all possible, we’d like to go to neighbouring Java Island and climb Mt. Ijen, which is an active volcano with a sulfur lake in the crater. Having read up it a bit, it sounded really cool and something a bit different, which…