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Blog entries along the way!

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

Whitsunday’s

Yet another part of the trip I knew almost nothing about was Whitsundays. All I knew was what Vanessa had told me about it, that we’d be spending 2 days on a boat. Initially I wasn’t too sure about it, being stuck on a boat in shark infested waters for 2 days, probably in shitty…

By TravellingWelshman February 22, 2017 3

Rainbow Beach & Fraser Island

Rainbow Beach itself I can’t really be described as a town, considering the main strip consists of roughly 10 shops, most of which sell your usual beach resort tat of towels and bodyboards etc. The coincidently named “Dingo’s” hostel seemed to be the main attraction of the town. Our purpose for visiting Rainbow Beach was…

By TravellingWelshman February 1, 2017 2

Brisbane

A couple of hours on the bus and I found myself on the very brief 1 day stop at Brisbane where I met back up with Vanessa.   Being that I literally had 1 day in the city, it didn’t give me a lot of time to play with, I essentially had to pick one…

By TravellingWelshman January 19, 2017 2

Surfer’s Paradise

Just like in Byron Bay, I knew pretty much nothing about Surfer’s Paradise, only what the name suggested, and I wasn’t intending on Surfing.   Our plans had changed slightly. Vanessa hadn’t really enjoyed her time at Byron (which after the drama’s of the hostel move and the tepee in the middle of the rainforest…

By TravellingWelshman January 15, 2017 1