Travelling from Ketapang in Java to the port of Gilimanuk in Bali by ferry is incredibly easy, very cheap and quick. However after travelling for two days in a minivan from Yogyakarta, and being exhausted from getting up at 4am on both of those days and trekking up two volcanos, meant we were perhaps a little too tired to realise just how simple it actually was.
Welcome to biglittleplanet.com the travel blog of Mike and Silke, a married, digital nomad couple who sold everything they owned and left the UK for a life of long-term travel.
Following a twelve month ‘round the world’ trip in 2009/2010 which saw us pass through twenty three countries, take sixteen flights, countless train journeys and cover thousands of kilometres overland, we returned home to the UK only to discover that our thirst for new places, new experiences and a life on the road had not yet been quenched, and so eighteen months later we once again packed our bags and headed into the unknown. Read more
When we decided to travel from Jogjakarta to Bali via Gunung Bromo and Ijen, we needed a quick, cheap and convenient option. Working as digital nomads, we have to be responsive to our clients, which means we can’t always choose the alternative travel routes, especially in places like Indonesia where internet access is limited.
If you’re thinking of buying outdoor gear in Tokyo or are planning to hike Mt. Fuji, then this is the place for you! ‘L Breath’ – the best outdoor shop that we could find in Tokyo.
Our budget and itinerary for our first day in Tokyo, plus what we now know about the city. Our itinerary included:
1, Sleep in after yesterday’s long flight and late arrival
2, Get to grips with new toilet technology
Prachuap Khiri Khan ended up being one of our favourite towns in southern Thailand, especially because of its close proximity to the wonderful Kui Buri National Park – a cool place to spot elephants in the wild.
Although a sleepy town, it had an unusual, almost English seaside town feel to it, plus cheap accommodation, a peaceful and hassle free atmosphere along with phenomenal sea food restaurants, friendly locals, and only a couple of other tourists too. The perfect remedy after busy and brash Ko Phangan.