A two hour ferry ride away from the madness and traffic that is Bali lie some of the most beautiful small islands that we have ever come across. Rising gently out of the sea these three small sandy islands Gili Air, Meno and T are almost completely flat and sit just off the coast of … Continue reading The Gili Islands
With the staggering beauty of Batu Bolong or the exhilarating drift of Manta Point, we found that by far our favourite diving of South East Asia so far was in and around the Komodo national park. We dived with Blue Marlin divers who had an amazingly equipped speed boat and some of the friendliest instructors … Continue reading Diving in Flores
The journey to Komodo national park is usually only made for one very specific reason. That reason is to see Komodo dragons. These cold blooded Giants are probably the closest thing to dinosaurs that we have left on the planet - and as they live in one very small place if you would like to … Continue reading Seeing dragons
After traveling for a month and a half in South East Asia something we had found ourselves missing enormously was being able to cook for ourselves. It's not something you really think about before you go away but eating out every day really does get tiring - exciting as it is to try different kinds … Continue reading Cooking with Maria – A Balinese masterclass
Marked out on most tourist maps of Yogyakarta is the Kraton and the temptingly titled Water Palace. The descriptions boast the area to be a walled city within a city, housing many historical areas of interest and administrative buildings. Excited by the sound of this we made our way over to the Kraton, which, as … Continue reading Yogyakarta – the Water Palace and Kraton
A place that was firmly set in our travel plans since the very beginning of them was Borobudur
After an incredible week on the Gili Islands we found ourselves in Mataram, the capital of Lombok. This was a place we had planned to spending roughly two nights and then to move on. These plans however got a little ruined by a fever I picked up which left us stuck there while I recovered. … Continue reading Making friends and seeing some cool sights in Matram
Something that we had to try while staying in Bali was surfing! We were saying near the famous Kuta beach for a few days and it would have been rude to not grab a board and try to catch a wave! However, neither of us knew how to surf... I had actually been a little … Continue reading Surfing in Kuta!
Since gaining our PADI advanced open water advanced open water certifications we have been keen to dive in as many places as possible! One of our favourite locations so far has been the USS Liberty just off Bali, a WW2 battleship sunk by a Japanese torpedo the Liberty has sat at the bottom of the … Continue reading Diving in Bali, the USS Liberty
Getting around in Central Java can be interesting - really quite interesting! We were staying in Yogyakarta and wanted to make the short hop over to Borobudur to see the temple and stay a night or two in the town. Having asked around we found out that there were tours and taxis that went for … Continue reading public busses in Java – amazing chaos!