A couple of things I wish I’d known or brought before travelling.. 

Here are a few things I wish I’d known before traveling Asia Solo. . .

Don’t always assume the taxi driver knows where you want to go. (Best way to avoid this is to get data roaming so you can use GPS or even use wifi in the airport or the hostels or hotel before getting the taxi to work out where you’re supposed to be going using a map! Then screen shot the map so you have something to show to the driver.)  Continue reading

I climbed Mount Rinjani! 

For those of you who don’t know me, I am not exactly the fittest fiddle. Id like to mention that I can run to catch a bus without being too out of breath at the end but I’m not one to brag.

So when I signed up to climb Mount Rinjani which is located in Lombok and is the second highest Volcano in Indonesia- hitting at around 3726m, I was setting myself up for one of the biggest challenges (physically) I have ever faced.

Like holy crap.

That’s a big hill…. Like really really big.  Continue reading