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Blog entries along the way!

Beijing or Shanghai?

Beijing or Shanghai?

With the offer accepted and the contract signed for the spectacular opportunity of being able to live and work in China, I find myself with a pleasant problem. The company I applied for has schools in multiple cities, so I didn’t know where they’d put me. Turns out they’re leaving the decision up to me;…

By TravellingWelshman November 1, 2017 1

A New Adventure Awaits

A New Adventure Awaits

So, what’s the next adventure? The last 3+ months of travel (almost exactly a year ago) has started a fire to say the least. Well and truly infected with the travel bug. Despite the last tour coming to an abrupt halt, it can be considered a very good test run. Lessons learned for future travels.…

By TravellingWelshman October 26, 2017 2

Jakarta

Jakarta

The bus slowly rolled through the hills towards Jakarta from Cianjur, where it had reached night as I was dropped off on the outskirts of the capital. Jakarta would be my last stop, an enormous capital; population 40 million. I already have a strong bias against metropolitan cities, which wasn’t changed much here.   I…

By TravellingWelshman October 18, 2017 0

Java (Part 3)

Java (Part 3)

This would be my second and last time volunteering on my travels through Java. Although both when applying looked very similar; both being English schools, the difference was staggering. My trip began from Klaten as Ms. Dee bid me farewell and I boarded the bus which would take me to Cianjur. Yet again, a horrible…

By TravellingWelshman October 12, 2017 0

Java (Part 2)

Java (Part 2)

In this part of my story I would be undergoing my first try at volunteering, living life with locals in the Indonesian countryside. My initial reasons for volunteering were admittedly selfish, charmed by the notion of free accommodation. However, I also KNEW I’d have an experience which was completely unique, opening doors otherwise locked. I…

By TravellingWelshman October 8, 2017 0

Java (Part 1)

Java (Part 1)

Java would be completely different to the rest of my trip. Rather than being strictly a backpacking trip, it would be spent volunteering. An entire month was spent on the island volunteering across the country, exceeding all expectations.   I happily left Kuta arriving at Ubung bus station in my bargain Uber. My plan? Didn’t…

By TravellingWelshman October 2, 2017 0

Bali (Part 2)

Bali (Part 2)

Next target, Bali…but I found myself heading back to Lombok. The damn ticket I’d bought needed me to go back to Lombok to the café I bought it from. That’s where I sat, soaking wet boots from the boat exit, waiting for someone to turn up. Eventually I was shuffled onto a mini-bus, no information…

By TravellingWelshman September 27, 2017 0

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan, the tropical island with a split personality. On the one hand, it’s a stunning peaceful paradise surrounded by gorgeous oceans filled with life including turtles. On the other hand, it is the mecca for sin away from the strict hand of the Indonesian government.   This trip began straight from the hotel on…

By TravellingWelshman September 19, 2017 0

Lombok

Lombok

When I’ve been asked “where’s your favourite place in Indonesia?”, without thinking, I reply “Lombok”. This is where I first fell in love with the REAL Indonesia. Not the tourist pandering streets of Bali. However, I didn’t get off to the best of starts.   Day 1   After a 6 hour lay-over in Bali…

By TravellingWelshman September 12, 2017 0