The Singapore Stopover

A melting pot of culture, a futuristic metropolis, a city in a garden and a foodies heaven on earth – it’s no surprise Singapore is quickly working it’s way to the top of Asia’s most popular destinations. I strongly recommend making the most of a stopover here by extending your stay and soaking up all that this diverse place has to offer. Read on to discover my top reasons as to why you should make a detour in Singapore.

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Top 6 stops on a lap around Lombok

Often overshadowed by it’s glitzy and ever-popular neighbour across the water, Lombok is the explorer’s dream next door. Situated just east of Bali, Lombok is another beautiful gem that makes up the absolute treasure trove that is the Indonesian archipelago. With a gargantuan volcano complete with crater lakes and jungles, gushing waterfalls, world famous surf breaks and isolated paradisiac beaches… it’s definitely worth a few days on your itinerary. Have a read of my top 6 stops below to make your loop of Lombok truly spectacular.

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A Long Weekend in Straddie

North Stradbroke island is a beautiful spit of land just off the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland, Straya. As with all names in the aussie dictionary, it’s abbreviated and subsequently known to most as Straddie. My weekend in Straddie was a huge turning point in my ‘settling in’ time in Australia cos I gotta say, I completely fell in love with the place and I haven’t looked back since. Beaches, sunshine, kangaroos, dolphins, turtles, (…and sharks), it was the perfect cliché aussie combo us Brits dream about and I couldn’t recommend the place higher for a weekend away or as an extra stop off on a trip along the east coast.

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Komodo, Labuan Bajo & beyond

The wonderful thing about Indonesia is the sheer size of the place, you could spend months there and still have thousands of places that you’ve not seen. 18,307 to be precise, as that’s how many islands make up the giant archipelago. Yes, Bali is amazing, but there is SO much more to Indonesia and that’s exactly what we discovered in the beautiful island of Flores.

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Bali Bucket List

Having spent three glorious months bouncing around Indonesia at the end of last year, I have since been the recipient of many Bali related travel enquiries. In fact, that’s actually what inspired me to start a blog – to put all of my experiences, adventures and top tips in one place so that when friends ask ‘what should I do, where should I eat, where can I find a turtle’, I can point them all in one direction and hope it helps them to fall in love with Bali as much as we did…

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