Indonesia

Five Signs that Stopped Me in My Tracks

Signs. We’ve all encountered them on our wanders. Most convey a simple, yet important meaning, while some raise the eyebrows and draw the reader into a world they would otherwise have skipped right by – a place not commonly seen. A funny place. Here’s five such signs I’ve encountered on my travels. Indonesia’s Gili Islands …

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Travel Evangelists – Does the World Really Need Them?

I asked myself this question after a reader commented on my destination piece – “I wish people would stop sharing it”…“when does it get to be too much of a good thing?” This got me thinking, was I positively engaging with the world? Or was I another self-absorbed pleasure seeker, hastening the fall of destinations …

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Gunung Rinjani

Climbing Gunung Rinjani

Climbing Gunung Rinjani is an exhilarating experience. For much of the finale it’s two steps up, one sliding back, on what feels like a deathly precipitous slope which repeatedly punishes your body. However, besides the expansive views you’ll likely experience, it feels even the blood pumping hurriedly around your body is celebrating. It’s such a …

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