Close up of the Tau Tau Statuettes at the Lemo burial site near Rantepao in Tana Toraja

Living Among the Dead in Tana Toraja

Understanding the death culture in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi is no easy task. Whilst funerary rites in the western world ...
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padar island viewpoint -featured image for travelling accross Flores Island Indonesia

Traveling Across Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island, Indonesia is one of the most visited islands in the country, along with Bali and Lombok, given its ...
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Sunset over Kri Island, Raja Ampat, Papua - Our Best Travel Moments this year 2017

2017 Recap – Our Best Travel Moments This Year

2017 has certainly been an exciting travel year for us! We left home to start traveling full-time in March and ...
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Alor Besar - All About Alor Island, Indonesia

All About Alor Island, Indonesia

The Alor Archipelago is composed of multiple islands, with the main one, Alor Island having the same namesake as the ...
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We'ekuri lagoon - Things to do on Sumba Island Indonesia

10 Things to do on Sumba Island, Indonesia

Where exactly is Sumba island? When we first started planning our travels in Indonesia, one of the first things we ...
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Panormic of Mount Bromo - Mount Bromo Sunrise and Kawah Ijen Blue Flames in 2 days (without a tour)

Mount Bromo Sunrise and Kawah Ijen Blue Flames Without a Tour

The hiking trips to view both the Mount Bromo sunrise and Kawah Ijen blue flames in eastern Java are amongst ...
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The swing - All about traveling to Karimunjawa Island in Java Indonesia

All about traveling to Karimunjawa Islands in Java Indonesia

A few kilometres off the northern coast of Java, lie the beautiful Karimunjawa islands, an archipelago with a very slow-paced, ...
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Discus Fish - Diving with Diabetes

Diving with Diabetes – Blowing Bubbles to a Chronic Illness

Diving with diabetes has been a taboo subject in the industry for many years. Many clubs and schools have outright ...
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Travel expenses in Timor-Leste

Travel Expenses in Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste Travel Advice)

The youngest country in Southeast Asia is not a popular destination with backpackers mostly due to its reputation for being ...
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Botanic gardens path - 3 days in singapore

Travel Expenses in Singapore – What We Spent and How

Singapore is frequently featured on most Southeast Asia itineraries mostly due to its proximity to Malaysia and Indonesia and its ...
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How to Get to the Mythical Jaco Island in Timor-Leste – A Guide

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere badly but you didn’t know how to get there or what you would ...
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the infamous dili microlets - - Things to do in Dili

Things to do in Dili on a Budget – a Guide to Timor-Leste Travel

Dili is the sleepy capital of Timor-Leste (East Timor), a country which makes up one half of the island of ...
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Buddha over Borobodur - Places to visit and what to do in Yogyakarta

Places to Visit and What to do in Yogyakarta

Close to Borobodur, the world famous UNESCO World-Heritage Site, Yogyakarta (commonly called “Jogja”), is a sprawling town in Java and ...
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A Mini Guide to Bukittinggi, West Sumatra

Bukittinggi is a little Sumatran hill town with a mild cool climate. The town is a perfect base for exploring ...
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Kek Lok Si Temple buddhas - things to do in Penang

20 Ways In Which You Know You’ve Embraced Traveling in Southeast Asia

After almost 7 months of traveling in Southeast Asia, we are slowly getting used to the complications and exasperation of ...
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Resorts around the lake - A guide to Lake Toba

Lake Toba Travel Guide – All About Lake Toba

The largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest in the world might sound pretty special. Even more ...
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Moty Hotel Pool - Things to do in Melaka

Where to stay in Malaysia – The Best Choices for Your Budget

Malaysia attracts not only young budget travellers looking for an adventure holiday but also those wishing to spend some time ...
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Baby Orangutan - Bukit Lawang - Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

Bukit Lawang – Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

We were initially confused about planning out a trip to a country which is home to 17,000 plus islands. We ...
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Monkey beach michelle - things to do in penang

Malaysia Travel Expenses – What We Spent and How

Months three and four of our long-term travels were mostly spent in Malaysia, one of the easiest countries in Southeast ...
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The Canal - Where to stay in Malaysia - Things to do in Melaka

Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka (sometimes called Malacca) was our final destination in Malaysia, being also our gateway to Singapore, so we really hoped ...
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Hiking around Tioman - - Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island - Pulau Tioman

Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island

Lying on the south-eastern part of Malaysia’s peninsula, tropical Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) is a long-time backpacker favourite with stretches ...
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Where to stay in Malaysia - the walkway from a beach to another at - Kapas island, Pulau Kapas

Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Kapas Island, aka. Pulau Kapas or Cotton Island, just off the coast of Marang in the Terengganu state, on the ...
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Houses of Georgetown - things to do in Penang

10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Back in June, on Nikki’s insistence, we spent 10 days or so in Georgetown, Penang in order to experience its ...
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Brother and Sister on a swing - street art in penang

Discovering the Street Art in Penang

When I had first visited Georgetown, Penang’s famous heritage city, almost a decade ago, I was rather disappointed with what ...
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