Beach Realxing Gili Trawangan, Indonesia 0

GILI TRAWANGAN

I’m on board a ferry to Gili Trawangan listening to the crew leader explain the details of the fast boat. I always try to pay attention to the safety briefings. Partly from a suffocating...

Balinese spear dance Baris Biasa

TRAVELLING TO BALI

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country. It has 300 different ethnic groups speaking over 740 different languages and dialects. It has over seventeen thousand islands across nearly two million km2. Yet for all...

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown is the tourist hub of New Zealand’s South Island. A lot of visitors to New Zealand pass through, or base themselves here while travelling through Otago and Canterbury. It is beautiful and interesting, with a lot of things to do. So why do I not like it very much?

driving in the fog. New Zealand. Headlights truck

DRIVING AROUND NEW ZEALAND

A lot of people hit New Zealand roads every year. Many of them aren’t prepared and don’t know what to expect. Here’s a few helpful hints I have been thinking about while I was driving around this great country. 

Mackinnon Pass Sign. Milford Track. New Zealand

TRAMPING THE MILFORD TRACK

The term ‘tramp’ can mean a few things; to stomp around loudly, or a person who moves from place to place, usually lacking employment and rather down on their luck. In New Zealand the term tramp means to hike. We do not go hiking, we go tramping…

Milford Sound New Zealand Carpark

CRUISING MILFORD SOUND WITH JUCY

New Zealand’s Milford Sound is one of the most iconic places in New Zealand, visited for it’s stunning natural beauty. I booked a cruise with Jucy and made the most of my time here, by trying to take as few photos as possible and actually looking at what was around me. Pretty hard…but possible. 

Bluff New Zealand Signpost

BLUFF TO CAPE REINGA IN AN OLD BOMB

Here is an introduction to my next New Zealand adventure. I am leaving the lower South Island soon and instead of taking the flight I was scheduled to be on this morning, I shall load my gear into the old bomb I purchased to get me around, and drive from Bluff to Cape Reinga, for no reason other than to do it, film it, and write some more shit about New Zealand. 

On the back of a scooter in Lombok

MAKING PLANS AND BREAKING PLANS

Are you a planner? Do you have a folder of itineraries and booking references before even head to the airport? Here’s what I think of that…

 

Ketut Lombok and The Soaring Moa

REVIEW: KETUT LOMBOK HOMESTAY

I don’t often review places unless I feel they genuinely deserve them. If you are ever in Lombok, then stop in to see my friend Ketut and find out why I loved staying with him and why I call him my friend.