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…

Coral Bay and Swimming with Manta Rays

Coral Bay was really neat, and probably my second favourite spot on the trip. It would have been nice to spend a few more days there; however, a lot of what we wanted to do was either a day trip or pretty expensive. I would definitely consider going back there one day with a bit…

Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia

Road tripping across Western Australia is amazing, with so many cool sights to see; however, there are LARGE parts of it that are incredibly boring and monotonous as well. The drive north to get to Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia was one of those times. It’s just long stretches of empty, straight, hot road, with…

Lancelin and the Pinnacles

After deciding to leave Perth and head north, our first stop along the way was a place called Lancelin, where you can sandboard. It’s is only about 90 minutes from Perth, and the town itself, although small, has places you can rent all your equipment (which it turns out is just a board!). We rented…

Rottnest Island

Two days before we left Perth to travel up north we decided to spend the day out on Rottnest Island. Rottnest Island is a small island, about 19 square kilometres, and about 18 km off the coast of Perth. It’s inhabitants are predominantly wildlife, most famously the Quokka, and there are ferries that go to…