Bali, Indonesia, Java, Travel

Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater

The next day when we woke at the beautiful Menjangan Dynasty Resort, the clouds had cleared and it was a glorious day. I had Whatsapped a small company called West Bali Explorer to take us on a snorkelling trip to Menjangan island. The trip was about 1/3 of the price as the resort and the… Continue reading Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

One day driving around Ubud

After a great day on Pete's birthday on Nusa Penida, we decided to actually spend time on Bali today 😂 I have been to Bali before, and although everyone says that Ubud is supposed to be the Balinese capital of culture and beauty, to be honest, I don't feel this way. Ubud is commercial, busy,… Continue reading One day driving around Ubud

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

Day Trip to Nusa Penida from Bali

Stage 3 of our Big Easter Adventure! It's Pete's birthday on 5th May, which was in 2 days, so for his birthday, I suggested upgrading our 9-hour direct flight from Auckland to Bali to business class. We've flown business before with Etihad by using their bidding service, we bid £100 each for the upgrade and… Continue reading Day Trip to Nusa Penida from Bali

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Week 2 of our 3 week adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Indonesia. Our 4 back-to-back flights later, we landed in Queenstown, New Zealand. This leg of the trip was really the main reason why we booked this flight; Pete's best friend Rob moved to New Zealand 5 years ago and he has only seen… Continue reading Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Asia, Thailand, Travel

Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Stage 3 of our big Easter adventure! After driving around Northen Thailand for the past 5 days, we decided to change things up a little and hire a moped for our final 2 days in Chiang Mai. If you've read previous posts of my travels you'll know that one of my absolute favourite things to… Continue reading Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Travel

Big Easter Adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Bali… Are we crazy?

Since booking the flights for this trip and telling people what we are doing, most think we are crazy to do so much in so little time and ask why we booked it. The simple answer is that the flights were on a super special sale with Emirates and we managed to bag all the… Continue reading Big Easter Adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Bali… Are we crazy?

Africa, Travel, Uganda

Safari self drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

From lake Bunyonyi we continued North towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular national park in Uganda thanks to it’s countless animals including elephants, hippos and lions. The drive there was quite long but extremely scenic, even when it rained, it was great to experience, the rain drops were huge, flickering from rain to… Continue reading Safari self drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda

Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

After a physically tough and emotionally draining day seeing the Gorillas at Bwindi National Park, we used the next 2 days at Lake Bunyonyi to chill and relax around the serene waters. But first... we had to get there... We left the guest house early and began the journey down into the valley of lake… Continue reading Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

Uganda

Arriving in Entebbe and Self-Drive to Bwindi

After the struggles and worries of trying to organise our own self-drive tour of Uganda (read about that here) we finally made it to Entebbe ready for our adventure to start! We breezed through passport/visa control, with even enough time to pose for a good visa pic, before purchasing SIM cards for the week and… Continue reading Arriving in Entebbe and Self-Drive to Bwindi

Travel, Uganda

How to book Gorilla permits for Uganda from the UK

So I've just spent the last 2 weeks pulling my hair out stressing about booking our Uganda trip in September. If you just want the facts, go here. For those who follow mine and Pete's adventures, you'll know that we do not like to take tours or use travel agencies. Not that we have any… Continue reading How to book Gorilla permits for Uganda from the UK