Guest post: Do’s and Don’t to get the best out of New York

Walt Whitman said that ‘there is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy’. Joan Didion said she ‘was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and never love anyone quite that way again’. Manhattan is something special, and […]

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A temple on the water in Lombok, Indonesia

Well after the local spirit poisoning incident of Gili T, needless to say, the ensuing boat and car journeys to Lombok were not fun for me. I spent the whole journey with my eyes closed, sucking on a polo and concentrating all my willpower on not being sick again. We weren’t spending very long in […]

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Don’t drink the “local spirit” in Gili T

Normally, I am the sort of person that can hold my drink. Admittedly, my tolerance had decreased of late. I hadn’t been out much at home to save money for traveling, and once away and traveling solo I mostly preferred not to drink more than one or two to keep my wits about me. Gili […]

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Blue waters, coconut mojitos and snorkeling​ with turtles in Gili T

After Bali, myself and a few people that I had met along the way decided to head to the Gili islands. The original plan was to visit all three if I could – Gili Trawangan (where we started), Gili Air and Gili Meno. The Gili islands are quite small; to get to and from the […]

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Bali Salsa Salad Bowl

Another tasty and easy salad recipe from Bali… Salad: Chopped romaine lettuce Shredded carrots Bean mix (I would personally opt for kidney and black bean for extra protein) Chopped tomatoes Diced onions Chopped yellow, green and red peppers Dressing: Squeeze of lime juice Glug of good quality olive oil Salt and pepper First whiskey these […]

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Goa Gajah elephant cave, Ubud – Bali

By the time we had arrived back at our hostel from our adventures at the rice terraces, the rain had completely stopped. It was only early in the afternoon and so we had a quick change of clothes and decided to head back out to the elephant cave. Goa Gajah is located in Bedulu village […]

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