Mount Batur is based in an area called Kintamani and located in North-East Bali. The collection of small villages of Batur, Kintamani and Penelokan are based at the large basin-shaped crater rim of Batur. The area has natural beauty and should be on your agenda if in the area. The village of Toyo Bungkah is based at the lakes edge and is a traditional Balinese village. The greatest respect should be shown to the locals in this area, which means dressing and acting appropriate. Continue reading
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. They take you through the processes involved in making the most expensive coffee in the world. Continue reading
Nusa Lembongan is located 30 minutes and 12 Kilometres off the South East coast of Bali. It’s 8 square kilometres in size and linked to Nusa Ceningan across the famed yellow bridge. The island is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s main resorts if you’re looking to escape. Heading off for a day on a tropical paradise will be a welcome break from Kuta’s constant hawkers and persistent sellers.
We will be embarking on our tour of Indonesia including Bali, the Gili Islands and finally to Lombok. We’re training hard so we can make the summit of Mount Rinjani. 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.
The Gili Islands Indonesia
Bali is ideally located for direct flights to Lombok or further afield to Australia. We use Skyscanner for all our flights. You’re only a short boat ride from the Gili Islands that you can read Here for further information. Another trip to Nusa Lembongan should also be on your radar.
If your visiting Bali and want any further information then feel free to drop us a line.
Happy travels on your Global Gallivants!
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One of my favourite books, The Lost City of Z is hitting the cinema’s in April this year. It’s 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. The book was written by David Grann. Continue reading
A warm welcome will greet you as you enter Palolem Chai shop. A visit here should definitely include a tea at 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 South Goa is situated 7 km from Agonda beach. It’s a beautiful secluded bay that also has it’s own lagoon. It’s a worth while side trip if visiting this area and a short journey of around 20 minutes along the beach road. 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 is close to the mouth of the river Sal and 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 60 days or less then you have the cheaper option of the E-visa costing $75 plus small admin fee. This can be applied for up to 120 days before your arrival and applied for online here. Continue reading
Bangkok China Town – 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 along the road. Continue reading
Georgetown Penang street art. Around every corner awaits surprises as you search around the Unesco heritage site with map in hand, seeking out street art. Artists have left a trail of “works” for you to find and there are a few hidden treasures that aren’t on the map and some are quite elusive and require you to hunt them down. Continue reading
We had previously heard about the Tiger Cave temple the last time we were visiting Thailand. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time in our schedule to follow it through.
We had already trekked for 5 hours around Krabi towns main sites and river front in the heat, and the thought just popped into my head “lets go and tackle stair hell”. This sounded a good idea at the time, little knowing what was ahead of us. Nor the punishment I was ready to put my butt & thighs through, let alone my favourite T-shirt of the moment. Continue reading
We strolled along the river front to Kong Ka Pier to organise a quick trip to Koh Lanta. We’d been pretty busy in and around Krabi Town, from completing the Tiger Temple’s 1237 mountainous steps, to the Kaewkorawaram Temple.
We organised the Langkawi to Satun ferry and Krabi town through an agent. The package included the taxi transfer from our hotel at Pantai Cenang beach, to Kuah Jetty for the ferry to Satun. We then had an onward coach to Krabi town, and all in cost 110 Malaysian Ringgit (£18) per person. Continue reading
The Chao Phraya River borders Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island and is based to the West of the Phra Nakhon District. A short 10 minute stroll from the Khao San Road will get you to the Phra Arthit pier N13. It’s situated next door to the Navali River resort hotel.
This list includes travel essentials for your trips and journeys. When you’re travelling foreign lands there’s sometimes a lack of decent shopping outlets. This list of items are what we carry on all of our adventures. Continue reading