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Blog entries along the way!

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 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)

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, 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

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

Labuan Bajo

^ A re-cap of my 2-day tour of Komodo Island ^   When I told people I’d be visiting Labuan Bajo, I got the same reaction: “Where?”. I’d never heard of it either. I had only one reason to travel to this unknown location in far East Indonesia; to see a Komodo dragon. Labuan Bajo…

By TravellingWelshman September 7, 2017 0

Bali (Part 1)

When I told people I was visiting Bali, they didn’t know the country it belonged to (Indonesia for those who don’t), some thinking it was its own country. Goes to show how well known Bali is, giving me such high expectations. I was to be thoroughly disappointed.   My time in Bali was divided into…

By TravellingWelshman August 13, 2017 0

Darwin

Darwin, the city named after the great man himself, Charles. I had high expectations of the town which I was quickly informed should be lowered.   I hadn’t done much research as what was to do in Darwin. The reason I was there was to catch a flight, but seeing as I had 3 days…

By TravellingWelshman April 6, 2017 0

The Outback

The Outback,  this stage of my adventure took me from Cairns all the way to Darwin with one particular point in the middle which I was aiming for, Alice Springs. The issue was how I got there.   I had many suggestions thrown my way, and quite a considerable amount of time spent trying to…

By TravellingWelshman March 18, 2017 0

Cairns

Cairns had a big significance on this trip for several reasons. This would be Vanessa’s last stop on her trip. It would also be the last destination where the package deal we had bought would also be ending. From that point on I would have to arrange EVERYTHING myself, from activities to the hostels, no…

By TravellingWelshman March 9, 2017 0