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    4 Places I Wish I’d Avoided On My Travels

    These days, travel is so focused on ticking off the ‘must see’ spots, which clog up every traveller’s social media feed that the real gems of a country are left hidden.

    If you’ve been to Thailand but haven’t experienced the Full Moon Party, many travellers will be shocked that you missed out on such an ‘unmissable experience’. In reality, you missed out on rubbing up against a sweaty Brit abroad in a wife beater and the chance to get burnt alive by a dodgy firework.

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    Climbing Mount Bromo in Java, Indonesia Without A Tour

    Mount Bromo is a fascinating active volcano located in the cool mountains of Cemoro Lawang around 2 hours drive from Probolinggo in Java, Indonesia.

    Boasting extraordinary scenery, which could be mistaken for Mars and a charcoal coloured bubbling crater surrounded by perfectly formed volcanic cones, climbing Mount Bromo is one of my fondest memories whilst travelling so far.

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    Postcards Home – Week 50

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    This week has been a week of very highs and very lows.

    After I reluctantly said goodbye to Nicole at Bali airport, I jumped on a flight to Surabaya in East Java, Indonesia.

    When I arrived at my accommodation, Asoka, the guy who runs the hostel/homestay told me that he helps out at an orphanage in the city and asked whether I’d like to join him in the morning.

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    When Things Go Wrong Whilst Travelling

    In my opinion, travelling is one of the best things you can do in life. It educates you, it opens your eyes, it makes you grateful for everything you have and most of all, it challenges you in many different ways.

    This week I faced my biggest challenge whilst travelling to date – I was robbed on a bus in Java, Indonesia.

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    Postcards Home – Week 49

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    This week we’ve been living it up on the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Gili T just off of Bali.

    However, before we caught our first boat to begin island life, we decided to have a Bintang-fueled (gin for Nicole) night out in Canggu – it was Friday, after all. After a few drinks at a beach bar on Old Man’s beach, we followed the crowds to the ‘next bar’.

    Here, we were greeted by the beach, a DJ and a pop up bar. We were in our element. The music was on point and we danced the night away until there was no one else left on the beach but ourselves and our new Indonesian pals.

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    Postcards Home – Week 48

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Since last week’s post I’ve been on a whirlwind of adventures.

    After a couple of nights exploring Kuala Lumpur (mostly its insanely delicious food stalls), I caught my flight to Denpasar, Bali. As I mentioned in my last Postcards Home post, here, I was meeting one of my best friends from home who I hadn’t seen since leaving the UK last December.

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