Indonesia: Amed to Ubud, Bali

A few days in Amed is enough for most people, the sleepy northern coast offers little more than relaxation and for us the time had come to start doing things again. Our next destination was Bali’s spiritual home, the city of Ubud. After our disjointed […]

Ubud Ramayana Ballet Bali

Bali Amed Cuttlefish

Indonesia: Chilling in Amed

We spent a few days in Amed but I’m going to condense it all into one post as it wasn’t nearly as busy as some of our destinations. In fact we specifically chose to go there for a few days downtime given we had spent […]


Indonesia: Arriving in Amed, Bali

We hopped an early morning flight to Bali and flew into Denpasar Airport. For the first few days we wanted to relax in the quiet north of the island, away from the apparently uncivilised South. I had done a bit of research on how to […]

Bali Airport Statue

Yogyakarta Setumbu Borobudur Sunrise

Indonesia: Setumbu Sunrise & Borobudur

Day 3 in Yogyakarta and it was time for an early rise. Our alarm went off shortly after 3am and we threw on some layers. It would be chilly on the hillside for the sunrise but it would soon warm up later in the morning. […]


Indonesia: Jogja & Prambanan

As well as being ‘home of Javanese culture’ Yogyakarta also boasts two extremely impressive ancient temple sites – Prambanan and Borobudur. Our second day in the city was dedicated to seeing the Hindu temple of Prambanan which lies on the Eastern side of town. The […]

Yogyakarta Prambanan Temple

Yogya Shadow Puppet Theatre

Indonesia: Arriving in Yogyakarta

We woke up early in KL and checked out from the hotel. We had more time to spare this time around so walked over to the KL Sentral Station to get the KLIA Express Train to the airport. The express train is really quick and […]


Malaysia: The Kuala Lumpur High Life

In a few short hours we went from remote jungle back to the heaving metropolis of Kuala Lumpur. On our second visit there, and after a week of getting thoroughly involved with nature, I thought we deserved a bit of the high life having done […]

Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers

Borneo Sepilok Orangutans

Malaysian Borneo: Sepilok & Sandakan

The return coach from Kinabatangan dropped us off in Sepilok outside the orang-utan sanctuary as promised. After seeing a couple of orangs in the rainforest it was exciting to see more up close. The sanctuary is on a very large site but the orang-utans are […]


Malaysian Borneo: The Kinabatangan Rainforest

Malaysian Borneo boasts two incredible ecosystems – the coral reefs and the tropical rainforests. After spending 4 days diving the next thing on the list was to see the jungle!   We had booked a 3 day / 2 night trip with insabah.com at Nature […]

Kinabatangan River Cruise

Siamil Island: Paradise!

Malaysian Borneo: Mabul Scuba Junkies

From one side of Malaysia to the other, we flew from Kuala Lumpur on the west coast of the peninsular to Tawau in Sabah, the eastern province of Malaysian Borneo. The attractions in Sabah are all natural and we had a week to see the […]