Bora-Bora. The Pearl of The Pacific

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The name alone is dream like. World famous for it’s lagoon of many blues and picture perfect scenery, Bora-Bora deserves it’s nickname “Pearl of the Pacific”. It’s not a place that regularly appears on backpacker travel lists as the cost of staying on the island is so expensive, yet it is on this small island […]

Holi Festival 2012

In the middle of the crowd

We left South East Asia bound for the Indian subcontinent. First step, New Delhi. Arriving on the 23h flight from Kuala Lumpur, we pass through passport control without incident, having arranged our visas three months ago. Time to spend our first rupees, we take a taxi to our guesthouse ideally located next to Central Station. […]

You dive me crazy !

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Following our stay in Brunei, we chose to spend a few days on the island of Labuan, the paradise duty free island (see previous article) to relax after the trek, and celebrate Anne-Marie’s birthday. We were in one of the few affordable accommodations on the island, Jack’s Guesthouse. Jack is an extremely generous host: we […]

Diving, diving and more diving

Sunset on Gili Air

It’s been five days since we’ve arrived on Gili Air, a small strip of sand located off the coast of Lombok (an island almost as big as Bali, about an hour away by fastboat). Picture three minuscule islands, fringed by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, sitting on a turquoise sea: the Gilis are a vision […]