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Lombok: A Road Less Travelled

The Ultimate 7 Day Travel Guide to Kyoto, Japan

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Riding a Scooter in Asia for Beginners

Written by Matthew Twyman (the other Flipflop!)   First time riding a scooter in Asia may be a little daunting. Are they dangerous? Does my insurance cover this? Are there any driving rules in Asia at all?  (and believe me in some countries it seems as if rules and traffic lights are completely irrelevant) and finally, what would my mum […]

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Discovering The Gili Islands

We hadn’t heard of the Gili Islands until a good friend of ours recommended them to us. As we were going to be in Indonesia for a few months during summer, we planned on fitting them in whilst on our trip to Lombok. These 3 small islands, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, just off the North West coast […]

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Our 10 Best Bali Moments

  At the time of writing this, we had been travelling through Asia for 11 months and spent 3 of these in Bali. We have had some amazing experiences whilst in this beautiful part of the world, which I wanted to share here!   In no particular order, here are our 10 best Bali moments:     1. Discovering Canggu  […]

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Our Trip to Kerala, South India

  Kerala is a beautiful State in South West India, below Goa and Karnataka. We travelled around for 11 days in February whilst renting the house in Goa, so that we could travel light!   Our Kerala Itinerary Kochi – 2 days Munnar – 2 days Alleppey – 3 days Varkala – 4 days   It all Started with a Train […]

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Goa to Gokarna

  Gokarna is in Karnataka, a southern Indian state that sits between Goa and Kerala. After many recommendations to visit Gokarna, we decided to head down there for 4 days on the 2nd of February, during the elections in Goa. It only takes 1.5 hours by train from Canacona Station (Palolem) and costs 25 Rupees (30p), or you can go […]

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Our First Stop: Palolem, South Goa

We arrived in Goa on the 16th November and headed straight to Palolem Beach! Out of recommendation from friends who go there every year, we stayed at Papillon Beach Huts on the south side of the beach. Our intention was to stay for a week or two until we found a house to rent. As it was the beginning of […]

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