Kelimutu’s Three Coloured Lakes: Third time lucky!

The three coloured lakes of Mt. Kelimutu are arguably Flores’s biggest tourist attraction, and they incentivised Norman and I to road trip across Flores to go and see them. They are supposedly very beautiful at sunrise, so we had mentally prepared ourselves for a 4AM wake up call. That would give us enough time to […]

Trans Flores Roadtrip: Part 1

Having done extremely minimal planning (basically none at all), and armed with just a free tourism booklet on Flores, we set off on our motorbike across Flores. We made for quite a sight – the 2 of us and our 2 bags squeezed onto 1 motorbike. The guy we rented the motorbike from suggested that […]

Hello, Sumbawa, not so nice to meet you.

Several people recommended that we give Sumbawa a miss completely. It is the island East of Lombok, and doesn’t have any major tourist attractions except surfing. Norman was even considering not going, but the surfing just sounded too promising, so we missioned on over from Lombok. I say missioned because it really was a mission. […]

Kuta, Lombok: The Polar Opposite of Kuta, Bali

You don’t have to be in Kuta, Lombok for longer than a minute to realise how starkly it contrasts Kuta, Bali, and in the best way possible. Kuta, Lombok is rustic and authentic… it is dotted with local warungs, pot holes and cows. It isn’t much more than a main road with some side streets. […]

A quickie on Canggu: My Favourite Things

Canguu, pronouced Chan-goo, is an upmarket area 20 minutes up the West coast of Bali from Kuta. It is a collection of spread out villas, restaurants and rice paddies. The waves are mostly beach breaks so it caters for a wide range of surfing abilities, and the beaches are also good for swimming.   We […]