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Bars and body boarding in Bali…

We arrived in Bali a few days ago after taking the ferry from Java. The crossing only took 45 minutes but we had a bit of a long drive the other side, before we could check in to our hotel

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Blown away by Bromo…

Our last two nights on Java were spent in the tiny village of Cemoro Lawang, over 2000 metres above sea level in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It was here that we spent perhaps the most memorable and exciting

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Batik, Birds and Mount Merapi…

After a seaside break in Pangandaran it was time for another city – Yogyakarta in Central Java, about eight hours drive away near the foothills of Mount Merapi. ‘Yogya’ is renowned for being typically Javanese and is the centre of

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Long drives in Sumatra

We’ve reached our penultimate country on our journey to Australia – Indonesia! After spending a day and a night in Melaka (Malaysia) we boarded the 9am ferry to Dumai in the Riau province of Sumatra. The boat was really small

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Malaysia… truly Asia

Our last stop in Malaysia was the historic port of Malacca (Melaka). Just a little over two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka was once considered a prime example of all things Malaysian. It has undergone many changes since then

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Selamat datang di Malaysia!

We’ve finally reached Malaysia – country number 20 on our epic trip from London to Sydney overland! After an overnight stop in Hat Yai near the Thai / Malaysian border, we hopped back on the Oz Bus and drove a

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Beach parties and waterfalls on Koh Samui… 0

So we’re back with Oz Bus after three months of gallivanting around South East Asia on our own! After meeting up with our new leader Michelle on Monday evening, we had an early night at our lovely Bangkok hotel, ready

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From Golden Buddhas to Red Lights…

After our impromptu bucket-fueled night out in Bangkok, we had a bit of a lie in to ‘recover’ before getting on with the rest of our day. Our first stop was a walk to the Grand Palace compound – around

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The Ganges, McDonalds and going solo in Nepal! 6

Well, it’s been a very interesting few days! We left Agra what seems like weeks ago to drive to our next destination of Lucknow. This was basically a ‘stopover’ before we went to Varanasi where we were staying for two

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Guns, Camels and Sufi festivals… 6

After an already eventful 24 hours in Pakistan, we were up early for the journey to Sukkur. We were pre-warned that the roads may not be the best and that there was a danger of flooding en route, so were

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