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Travel inspirational movies

If you have already read our travel inspiration section, then this list of films will also give you some inspiration to get out there and visit some of the exceptional destinations on offer.  The film links below will give you an insight of different destinations for your travels. Continue reading

Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia

Arriving into Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, your first port of call geographically should be a visit to Kuta.  Being set 4 km’s and about a 15 minute taxi for 3-4 pounds, it’s resort is set along the beaches of Pantai Kuta, and running through to Legian and further afield to double-six beach at Seminyak.  Continue reading

Nusa Dua Bali Indonesia

Nusa Dua is situated in South-East Bali, Indonesia and takes it name from Two small islands. This area is home to some of the worlds top end 5 star hotels including the Grand Hyatt and St Regis, and with this exclusivity and their secluded beaches, are priced accordingly and runs into thousands for a 2 week stay.

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Plans for a sustainable life of travel

We have finally arrived at a decision closely resembling jumping feet first into the abyss, and are making definitive plans on selling up our current property next year, and relocating/purchasing another property on the south coast of the UK. Continue reading

Gili Islands Indonesia

The Gili islands are located just over 5 km from Bangsal harbour, Pamenang in North-West Lombok. They consist of 3 islands, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Continue reading

Mount Batur Kintamani Bali Indonesia

Mount Batur is located in the North-East of Bali in an area collectively called Kintamani. The small villages of Batur, Kintamani and Penelokan are based at the large basin-shaped crater rim of Batur, and another village Toyo Bungkah based at the lakes edge. Continue reading

Bali Pulina Luwak Coffee Farm

Set 12 km outside of Ubud, the Bali Pulina plantation is based in Tegallalang, Bali. The entrance is free, and you will be greeted by a knowledgeable guide who will show you around the complex, and also take you through the processes involved in making the most expensive coffee in the world. Continue reading

Nusa Lembongan Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan is situated 30 minutes (12 Kilometres) off the south East coast of Bali and is around 8 square kilometres in size. It’s linked to Nusa Ceningan across it’s famed yellow bridge, and if you have the time you can easily visit the Blue lagoon and Secret beach located there.

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The next adventure – Indonesia

We will be embarking on our tour of Bali, the Gili’s and finally to Lombok for our trek to Mount Rinjani in the next 3 weeks, and are training hard so we can make the summit. We are both looking forward to the break, and will update the blog as we bounce around the different islands we are visiting and will update as we can.

We haven’t ventured to Indonesia before so eyes will be wide open to take everything in and are excited at the prospects of visiting places that’s been on our list forever, and have a feeling that we’re going to be exploring many places that we may call home for a few months every year.

To say we’re not excited is an understatement, and can’t wait to be able to look out on these unbelievable views that reach to the Gili islands and Bali on a clear day, and with our new Go Pro to hand, hope to bring you our experiences as we achieve another goal off our endless to do list. Our future plans to quit our working lives and to be able to travel sustainably are forever coming closer (watch this space) and we will endeavor to bring you an insight into these beautiful lands through our eyes, that will hopefully give you some inspiration to get out and see these amazing places.

 

 

 

 

 

Lost City of Z

One of my favourite books “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann is hitting the cinema’s in April this year, and is based on the true story of British explorer Percival Fawcett’s adventure into the Amazon and his quest to find the fabled ancient lost city. Continue reading

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