Paradise – Gili Air

24th -26th October The days in paradise do sort of drift by in a wonderfully peaceful way. Biggest stresses include where to eat, whether to visit Scooperific now or later (a wonderful ice cream/crepe/wifi/beach spot), which beach to snorkel off today…you get the idea. This is of course until you find a large cockroach in…

A turtle paradise? – Gili Meno

23rd October Our first and only trip away from Gili Air was a quick day trip to the infamous snorkel spot that was Gili Meno. This had been where Sam had stayed and the most untouched of all the Gili Islands. Sam’s stories of sea turtles and tropical fish had filled our heads with really…

‘Charlie’s Angels, where’s Charlie?’ – Gili Air

22nd October Flo and I woke this morning to find our legs unrecognisable under the hundreds of mosquito bites. Abi had somehow avoided the bloodsucking creatures. Today was a day of exploring Gili Air. The island is tiny and can be walked around easily in less than an hour and a half. The only modes…

‘This is all ours!?’ – Sanur, Bali to Gili Air

20th-21st October On a whim (getting so good at this now) we decided to stay on the east coast of Bali for the boat to Gili the next day. Really just because we could get a free shuttle to the boat from there, we picked Sanur. Our haggling skills were down to a tee and…

Light in mind body and soul – Shambala Spa, Ubud

19th October It’s spa day! Firstly breakfast on the balcony again – we’re going to miss this being brought to us every morning. Then off to a temple for the first half of the day and to see the well known Elephant Cave. We had to take our sarongs with us for this as a…

‘No Abi, it’s a mosque’ – Sydney to Ubud, Bali

17th 18th October IT’S BALI TIME! Today we were flying to Bali and we could not wait. Tim had offered, so kindly, to drive us an hour out of his way to the airport, as well as lend us a suitcase with the luxury of wheels for our trip. Our foray into Sydney airport was…