Category Archives: Asia

Kota Kinabalu

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A-Z Guidebook – Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah a state of Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu or as the locals refer to it, KK Malaysia is a north-eastern state of Borneo sitting on a harbour surrounded by rainforests and national parks. I was hoping for a sleep in, on our first morning In Kota Kinabalu and although it was 6am in Australia it was still only 4am in Kota Kinabalu so I tossed and turned for a few hours, until daybreak. Sitting overlooking the harbour, staring out the window I watched as the bay started another day….

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Travelling To Bali For First Timers

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Travelling To Bali For First Timers Travelling to Bali for the first time? When people learn I’ve travelled to Bali many times in the past 15-20 years they hit me up for all the best tips for travelling to Bali. I’ve been asked by Kevin’s daughter to write this post especially for people travelling to Bali for the first time. The following tips and guide about travelling to Bali are completely based on my first-hand experiences plus few tips from the many friends that holiday in Bali regularly. You’ll notice their input around the best Bali surf report and best places to surf…

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What to Take to Bali Your Essential Bali Packing List

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What to Take to Bali – Your Essential Bali Packing List What to take to Bali will cover most tropical destinations if you are heading off to a beautiful sandy beach. If you are heading to a place that has high humidity the best Bali travel advice I have for you is travel light! While that may seem a no brainer if we don’t follow a packing guide or packing checklist we tend to over pack. I’m not perfect at the art of packing light however I am much better than I use to be, recently I traveled to Chicago with…

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Gili Trawangan Bali – Where To Eat Stay Play

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Gili Trawangan Bali – Where To Eat Stay Play Gili Trawangan is the largest of three islands sitting off the coast of Bali. Gili Air and Gili Meno are the other two islands in the group that are easily reached by fast boat. Lombok Island is close by too and although all the islands look close enough to swim over it’s not recommended because either a) a boat will run right over the top of you or b) the current is way too strong! So even though you might be tempted don’t do it! The little harbour at Gili T…

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Nyepi Day In Bali and What It Means For Tourists

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Nyepi Day In Bali and What It Means For Tourists Nyepi Day in Bali is a day of silence. It’s a day to reflect the preceding year of 420 days (1 year on the Balinese calendar) to be thankful for all that their gods have brought for that year. The Balinese believe in positive and negative energies, karma and generally being kind to their fellow men and women. The western world could learn a lot from this gentle race of people. It’s why Nyepi Day is such an important day to the Balinese. A day to honor, a day to…

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