East Java

When thinking back on our time in Java, what really stood out was the vibrancy of colours, both from the bright houses that lined the streets and the insanely lush greenery of the surrounding forests and plantations. The other thing that really stuck in our minds was the warmth and kindness of the Javanese people.... Continue Reading →

Self-Guided Ijen Tour

Anyone visiting the eastern end of Java will no doubt be planning a trip to the stunning Ijen plateau. The regular itinerary involves a midnight hike to the crater edge, followed by a stop inside the crater to marvel at the blue flames of the sulphur mine before finishing off with a spectacular sunrise overlooking... Continue Reading →

Amed (North Bali)

Returning to Bali felt a bit like coming home. There was an almost instant feeling of comfort when we stepped off the speed boat onto the coarse black sand of Amed beach. This little town on the north-east coast turned out to be the perfect fit for us. With tarmac roads only arriving in 2007,... Continue Reading →

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