Hello to Island Life!


Well, we have arrived in Bali! The land of palm trees, white sands and crystal waters. Almost. I know Bali is tourist-stricken and not the idyllic paradise it once was, but after the mayhem of Java, it feels like paradise. We had a 4am alarm to catch our Bali flight, and we left Yogyakarta in

Exploring Caves & Waterfalls


There are a lot of photos on this post! I filmed a lot on the GoPro and lots of these are screenshots taken from the footage.  We’re slightly burned, a little exhausted, but we finally made it to some water. And it felt so good! The day began with some cave tubing. We hired a

Sunrise At Borobudur Temple


As we watched the rising sun light up the sky behind the mountains, we had one of those ‘is this real life?’ moments. We had been up since 3am, reaching the top of Borobudur Temple to witness the sunrise. It’s almost a rite of passage here, and is probably the number one reason people visit this

A Day of Hindu Temples & Javanese Dance


Prambanan is one of the reasons most people visit Yogyakarta in Java. It’s a 9th century Hindu temple complex, dedicated to the three headed God, or the Trimurti, representing the Creator God (Brahma), the Preserver God (Vishnu) and the Destroyer God (Shiva). Not even the crowds can take away the scale, beauty and magnitude of the temples.

Yogya Streets & Vegan Food


The alarm goes off, get out of bed, have a cold shower, put the coffee on, eat breakfast, start work. That’s been our routine for the past 3 days and it’s dangerously close to being lazy! Our homestay is perfection at the moment. We’re tucked away down a little street in a nice neighbourhood, there are

The Mayhem of Malioboro


The buzz of the fan hummed through the air, the kettle began whistling. I turned it off and poured myself a coffee. We were doing as the locals do today – staying inside until the midday heat begins to cool off. We spent the morning planning some upcoming trips and finishing some work. It was

Taman Sari Water Palace


Today has been a hot day. Somewhere near 36 degrees, making exploring a little difficult. We spent the best part of the morning walking around Taman Sari, an old Sultanates Royal Garden and bathing complex. It reminded me of something from Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones, with dilapidated buildings and two bright blue swimming pools. It

Banana Trees & Red Brick Roofs


If you asked me to describe the journey through central Java, I would say “banana trees and red brick roofs.” For eight and a half hours we chugged through the countryside, watching the speeding landscape change from rust coloured fields to mountains and rice paddies. It had been a smooth morning leaving Jakarta, a city

That Rooftop Bar & Aimless Wanderings


It was a day of settling in and adjusting. After a mouth watering breakfast and my first sip of authentic Javan coffee (unbelievable), we slung our backpacks over our shoulders and went for a short walk on the streets around our hotel. Nearby was the Monument Nasional, a 400ft needle that seems to pierce the sky,

… and so it begins


To say we’ve finally arrived in Jakarta is very strange. After 10 months of planning, we’re here, and it feels amazing. Flats have been sold, jobs have been quit; our entire lives have flipped upside down. It hasn’t been without it’s stresses, but every one of those was worth it when the plane touched down in

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↠ a travelogue of adventures ↠ travelling the world with my love and working as we go. these are our stories.

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  • Breakfast always tastes better in peacock chairs  benbirnie
  •  and were in Bali I cant tell you howhellip
  • Java  you are beautiful! Two weeks of adventures andhellip
  • Today is our last day in Java Its been fullhellip
  • After two weeks in Java weve been craving water hellip
  • Cooling down
  • New video and that Link in the bio thing hellip
  • Tired but happy Having a stroll around Borobudur Temple afterhellip
  • Expect lots of photos from this morning Watching the sunrisehellip

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currently ↠ Java, Indonesia

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