My SE Asian rollercoaster ride

It’s been almost 3 months since I arrived on the island of Koh Chang, began my teacher training and put away my backpack- the very backpack that I have been living out of for 4 months prior to that, the backpack which holds pretty much everything I own, the backpack which (in fear of sounding…

Bali on a budget

Ubud- the land of breathtaking panoramic views, mouth watering delicious vegan food and a place where women’s boobs are no longer imprisoned by the treacherous bra. (Seriously, I spent most of my time trying not to look women in the nipple). This place is so dreamy, I find myself thinking more often than not, is this…

Temples of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta for some strange reason) has been surprisingly great. I did no research into Java island AT ALL, so I really didn’t know what to expect from any of the places we’ve visited. After a whirlwind few days last week in which we visited 3 countries (Melaka-Malysia, Singapore-Singapore and Semarang-Indonesia) in 3 days…

Climbing Mt. Bromo

Joe and I don’t usually pay for excursions or structured tours; we much prefer to do things ourselves, but when we discovered a trip to Mt. Bromo an active volcano we just couldn’t pass up the chance.We paid 480,000 IDR (around £30) for a 9 hour train journey, a night in a really nice hotel,…

A surprise in Semarang

Here is a lesson to you folks-make sure you check if a country is in the middle of monsoon season before you fly there. I’m currently sat in a hotel in Semarang, Indonesia listening to the severe downpour through the window as I type this… and it makes it worse that I wasn’t even aware…