Lombok To Komodo: Day 2

It was bang on 2am when the engines, as promised the previous night, fired up. I can sleep through noise as long as it’s constant. Even constant-ish, like traffic or music or radio chatter. The engines weren’t an issue, but fuck my life the sea was rough. Thanks to the tablets I was chucking into…

Lombok To Komodo: Day 1

So we bought our boat trip from a bloke called Ludi who had a stall outside of the $5 shop on Gili T which kind of serves us right really. We paid Rp2,000,000 each for all-inclusive deck class and it turns out we got a little bit ripped off but hey, that’s on us and…

Gili Island Chill Times

The Gili Islands are known to be idyllic paradises free from dogs and motorised vehicles, not that dogs are much of a thing in Indonesia. Muslims don’t tend to like dogs so they don’t keep them around and even the dogs we met on Hindu Bali were owned by someone and only tended to have…

Making Bubbles Around A Bali Wreck

By the time you make it from one side of Bali to the other you’ll have built anti-scam defences to rival Fort Knox and you’ll be so used to getting ripped off you don’t even blink when someone tries to triple charge you for a bemo. Rp40,000 for lunch? Seems reasonable, here, take my wallet.…

Exploring North Bali

For what is essentially a relatively small chunk of rock sticking out above sea level Bali has a lot of shit going on for it, predominantly in the form of Hindu temples. Everywhere you look there’s a temple. Strolling through a forest? There’ll be a temple. In a homestay? There’ll be a temple. If there’s…

The Cheekiest Of All The Monkeys

We headed to Ubud with Candi and John, two humans staying in our hotel in Lovina who we’d befriended, and when you first arrive in Ubud after you’ve been relaxing on the beach or in the hills, all of your basic motor functions get scared and suddenly you don’t want to stay in a hostel…

The Human Buttocks Are Not Made For Scooters

When you want to get a super early start so you can watch the sunrise over some UNESCO rice terraces but the guy at the homestay won’t stop feeding you, though to be fair driving round the hills in the dark with no headlight probably wasn’t the best plan ever so he might have saved…