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.
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
If you’re heading out to Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat, there’s a good chance you will be based in and around Siem Reap. Continue reading
A warm welcome will greet you as you enter Palaolem beach, and a visit here should definitely include a visit to Mr Babu’s street food stall, especially if you’re on a budget and trying to save a few rupee’s, and I for one can vouch for his impressive “sexy chai” as he has aptly named it, and at 10 rupees it’s a steal. Continue reading
Cola beach is situated 7 km from Agonda beach and a short journey of around 20 minutes along the beach road. The last 10 minutes however is along a treacherous, winding, downhill bumpy experience that’s loosely labelled as a road. If going by scooter, it’s best to have decent brakes as the descent is steep in some parts. Continue reading
Cabo de Rama fort is one of the oldest and largest in Goa and is situated 15km North of Agonda in Canacona, South Goa. It’s proximity is close to the mouth of the river Sal and is also known as the Cape of Rama. Continue reading
Good news if you’re a regular visitor to India, as a new 5 year visa is now available to residents of the UK.
If your stay is 30 days or less then you have the cheaper option of the E-visa costing $50 that can be applied for up to a month before your arrival and applied for online here. Continue reading
There are numerous countries around the globe that you could base yourself to live an independent lifestyle. We have travelled extensively to find a location that’s affordable, safe and above all, value for money, and believe that Goa could fulfil this ambition, especially South Goa towards the area of Palolem and Patnem, and located one hour and 30 minutes from Dabolin airport. Continue reading
Bangkok – The hustle & bustle of China town makes for an entertaining evening, with plenty of street food kiosks plying their trade along the main street. An endless stream of heaving foot traffic effortlessly merges with the seller’s stalls, tables and chairs that spill over into the road, and ends up as looking like a street party. Working out what and who belongs to what street food kiosk is a game played by all. Continue reading
Around every corner awaits surprises as you search around Georgetown’s Unesco heritage site with map in hand, seeking out street art. Artists have left a trail of “works” for you to find and there a few hidden treasures that aren’t on the map and some are quite elusive and require you to hunt them down. Continue reading