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Croatia: Doing the Split

Split is like Zadar’s slightly more full-on cousin, sitting further south along the Dalmatian coast. Despite it being more crowded and touristic, it’s got plenty going for it and the Old Town is a delightful treasure chest. Getting between Zadar and Split is easy enough with many buses plying the route daily. I booked in … Continue reading Croatia: Doing the Split

Plitvice: Monday Blues

I hate the term “must-do” but if it was going to apply to anything in Croatia, it would be Plitvice National Park. This is one of the many poster boys of this dazzling country with its impossibly blue lakes and stunning waterfalls. It’s an easy day trip (or longer) from either Zadar or Zagreb. I … Continue reading Plitvice: Monday Blues

Zadar: Autumn Chill

Croatia felt like a long time coming. Time and time again I’d seen breathtaking pictures and heard about how beautiful it was and now finally I was able to experience it for myself. There are cheap, direct flights to the coastal city of Zadar from Ryanair and this is a fantastic place to start a … Continue reading Zadar: Autumn Chill

England: The Way I Lake It

During my month-long visit back home to the UK, I tried to keep myself busy by having a few “tourist” trips to places I really wanted to visit in my own country. Top of that list was the Lake District. Despite living not too far from this natural wonder for most of my life, I … Continue reading England: The Way I Lake It

Flores: Here Be Dragons

Labuan Bajo is a town completely geared to one thing - Komodo. Sitting in between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa, Komodo National Park is famed for its scenic islands, beautiful marine life and, of course, the iconic komodo dragons that make their home here. The only realistic way to explore this national park is … Continue reading Flores: Here Be Dragons

Flores: Country Life

Not keen to leave the hills just yet (or suffer an 8+ hour bus ride to Labuan Bajo) I decided to stop off in Ruteng after leaving Bajawa. My guesthouse was able to arrange a bus though it involved being picked up at 6.30am to then sit on a stationery bus for an hour and … Continue reading Flores: Country Life

Flores: Beginning of the Ende

It was another scenic 2 hour drive from Moni to the city of Ende and this time I lucked out with a mostly empty bus, making the twisty-turny journey much more bearable. The ride costed 50,000 IDR. I was also lucky in that before we reached the city proper, I spotted my hostel and so … Continue reading Flores: Beginning of the Ende

Flores: A Craterscape

It was easy enough to jump on an overly-crowded bus towards Moni and beyond from the road just outside Ricky’s place, costing 30,000 IDR for the 90 minute or so journey up into the hills. It was at this point I realised everything everyone had told me about Flores’ roads was true. Just this relatively … Continue reading Flores: A Craterscape

Flores: Livin’ La Vida Koka

It was already time to bid farewell to Bali as I excitedly boarded my plane to Flores, a few islands east. My excitement was heightened by the fact I was taking my first ever propeller plane flight, with a teeny tiny plane making the 2 hour hop to Maumere to the east of Flores. Described … Continue reading Flores: Livin’ La Vida Koka

Indonesia: In With the Nusa…

I probably shouldn't have been surprised to learn that a flight from Brisbane to Bali took 6 hours, due to how vast Australia is, but I genuinely did think it would just be a quick hop up to Indonesia. Luckily the flight was fine. It was early so I kipped in Brisbane airport beforehand - … Continue reading Indonesia: In With the Nusa…