We love to travel overland (or sea) as often as possible, as we believe that the journey can be just as adventurous, if not more, than the destination itself, and the four day Kencana adventure tour from Lombok to Flores is certainly a great way to travel east in Indonesia. And what better reward after those four long days, than to land on a modern day ‘Jurassic Park’ where man-eating dragons roam.
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
Finding ourselves on one of Java’s economy trains wasn’t quite what we had planned, but the incredibly low priced ticket was too good to refuse for a relatively short journey. So what do you get for $3.60 ticket (€2.80, £2.38) to travel 308km across Indonesia?
Today we returned to the southern hemisphere, this time to a country that we’ve both wanted to visit for a long time. With around 20,000 islands stretching from the Indian ocean to the west of Malaysia all the way to the northern most tip of eastern Australia, a population of over 240 million (the fourth most populous in the world) and a multitude of languages, religions and landscapes, there’s certainly a lot to see and do.
We recently spent nine days living on Haad Yao Beach on the Thai island of Koh Pha Ngan. Living meters away from a powder white sandy beach, with calm, gin clear water and pale blue cloudless skies was bliss, but it did have its ups and downs.