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

Java: Hot Stuff

For some reason it hadn't really occurred to me to do a volcano climb when in Indonesia. I'd planned mainly for just beaches and relaxation but when I heard about how spectacular some of the volcanoes in Java were, I sacrificed the Bali beaches and headed over to take on one of these bad boys. … Continue reading Java: Hot Stuff

Cambodia: Reaping the Rewards

There couldn't have been a greater contrast between the Myanmar-Thailand border and the Thailand-Cambodia border at Poipet. My day started early with me grabbing a 48 baht (£1) train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet, a town a few km away from the border. The train chugged away at 5.55am and was a long 6-7 hour ride, … Continue reading Cambodia: Reaping the Rewards