Bali, Indonesia, Travel

Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

After not really feeling like we saw the 'real' Bali so far, we headed out on a bus East to Padang Bai. We checked in to a room with the most beautiful carved door in a homestay, but with very little atmosphere, and no interaction with the homeowner (who left the key under the mat… Continue reading Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

“Culture” in Ubud

We took a minibus from Kuta to Ubud and arrived quite late. We checked into a place that had been recommended to me by several people, Happy Mango, but we found it to have little of the atmosphere and friendliness that I'd been promised, so the following day we moved across the village to Sania's… Continue reading “Culture” in Ubud

Bali, Indonesia, Travel, Uncategorized

Spontaneous Trip to Bali…

After almost a month solo travelling in Malaysia, and this time it was really solo. The whole time travelling generally I met people who tagged along with me in a little group. We travelled together and hung out. Sometimes only for 1 or 2 days, but still. It means that often, when travelling solo, you're… Continue reading Spontaneous Trip to Bali…

Malaysia

Living like a local in Ipoh

From Georgetown I decided to take a bus to the city of Ipoh, not a place in Malaysia that is well-renowned for tourism, but it was only a short journey away and the bus was cheap! The bus dropped me at a bus-station that was quite a way out of town, but I didn't feel… Continue reading Living like a local in Ipoh

Cambodia

Easy river living in Kampot

Crossing the border into Cambodia was both relaxed and stressful at the same time. A Cambodian visa technically costs $20 at the border, but it is almost impossible to pay less than $26 due to corruption. However, the forms were easy to finish and all-in-all our border crossing took about 5-10 minutes! Incredibly fast compared… Continue reading Easy river living in Kampot

Thailand

The only farang in Chiang Dao

After an amazing time in Chiang mai, I decided to begin my journey into Laos and China. On my last day in Chiang mai I visited the Chinese embassy with a visa application form I had completed at home. I found the embassy easily and got my ticket for a queue position. Are an hour… Continue reading The only farang in Chiang Dao

Thailand

Songkran and Chiang Mai

From Sukhothai I caught a direct bus to chiang mai. Although this wasn't quite as VIP at my one from bangkok, it was still a double decker coach with comfortable seats. On the way there I began to experience what songkran is; the world's biggest water fight to celebrate the Thai (and Lao) New year.… Continue reading Songkran and Chiang Mai