‘Indonesia, tanah airku!’

‘Indonesia, my homeland’ these words translate to in English. I’m lying. I’m not Indonesian and Indonesia isn’t my homeland. But, at the time of writing, it is currently my home.

My hometown of little old Derby in England is the complete antithetical, paradoxical, contrasting opposite of my current home in Indonesia. Stone, concrete roads are replaced with sandy pathways – swaying, towering palm trees stand in place of sagely oak trees and the chilly Atlantic has been swapped with the deliciously warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. And as much as I love my native England, my world has become a whole lot more exotic these past two years. I’ve paraglided over tea plantations, body rafted through beautiful gorges, I’ve been metres away from an active volcano, drank snake’s blood and I’ve made way too many monkey friends – all thanks to Indonesia.

Because it’s been such a big part of my life so far, I thought it deserved it’s whole page on this blog. Below I have linked all my blog posts related to Indonesia, so you can skim through them to your heart’s content. Happy reading, and selemat jalan!



Paragliding Over Tea Plantations in Puncak

Mount Bromo: The Darkside of the Moon

Mount Bromo: Where the People Live Above the Clouds

Mount Bromo, East Java

Whispering Sands and… Teletubbies: Mount Bromo, East Java

The Midnight Drive: Ujung Genteng, South West Java

Morning in Paradise: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

Swimming in Waterfalls: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

Beaches and Silhouettes: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

Turtle Beach: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

Laying Turtle Eggs at Midnight: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

Journey to the Secret Beach: Ujung Genteng, S.W. Java

The Secret Beach: S.W. Java


Love at First Sight: Ubud, Bali

Sacred Monkeys: Ubud, Bali

Elephant Sanctuary: Ubud, Bali

A Break in the Rice Fields: Ubud, Bali

Pretending to be Chefs: Ubud, Bali

Jungle Rafting: Ubud, Bali

Falling into a Rice Paddy: Ubud, Bali




Standing on the Equator: Pontianak, Kalimantan

A Break By the Sea: Pontianak, West Kalimantan

The City of A Thousand Temples: Singkawang, Kalimantan

 Cap Go Meh: Kalimantan (Borneo)

Cap Go Meh (Part II): Singkawang, Kalimantan

Cap Go Meh (Part III) Singkawang, Kalimantan



Meeting the Granite Giants: Arrival in Belitung, Sumatra

Belitung, Sumatra: Pulau Kepayang – Our Island Home

Catapulting Jellyfish: Belitung, Sumatra

Lighthouses and Secluded Beaches: Belitung, Sumatra

Starfish and a Storm: Belitung, Sumatra

Giant Seashells and Disappearing Islands: Belitung, Sumatra

Turtles and Sunrises: Farewell to Belitung, Sumatra


Jungle River Trip: Maros, South Sulawesi

Rammang Rammang Karst: Maros, South Sulawesi

Rammang Rammang Caves: Maros, S. Sulawesi

Maros Rock Gardens: South Sulawesi

Caveman Hands in Leang Leang: Maros S. Sulawesi

Bantimurung Butterfly Park: Maros, S.Sulawesi



  1. Snakes blood…. hahah yikes. Indonesia sounds incredible.

    1. It really really is! Thanks for having a look :)

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