Backpacking Kiwis

A Northern Ireland Welcome

Belfast to Portstewart After spending the night in a small, gated campground just out of Belfast we were ready to head back into the wilderness. We headed onto the rural roads of Northern Ireland and drove towards Torr Head in… Continue Reading →

Love and Peace in Belfast

Gyles Quay to Belfast From Gyles Quay we headed around the coast toward Belfast in our little Wicked camper van. Little seaside towns dotted the meandering road and we made numerous stops to admire the view. Crossing over to Northern… Continue Reading →

Monsters Save the Day in Dublin

Dublin to Giles Quay In true Kiwi style, we flew into Dublin and picked up a small two-seater camper van to begin our 10 day trip around Ireland. Wicked Campers, an Aussie institution now operating in Dublin, was located in… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Rock Climbing in Caernarfon, Wales

The weekend arrived and we were whisked away to Wales with Raphael and Lucy. It was a short three hour drive from Nottingham, along a multitude of motorways. Castles, in various states of disrepair, dotted the landscape. Our destination was… Continue Reading →

London & Nottingham, England

After 19 hours of air travel and two hours of transit we arrived at our friend’s house in London, England. The jet lag was horrific. I had thought I had experienced jet lag before, but oh how naïve I was…. Continue Reading →

Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Our final stop in Indonesia, and the last of our South East Asia trip, was Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. This is not a typical stop on the tourist trail, although it isn’t far from popular Uluwatu. The reason we spent our… Continue Reading →

Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

I know I have written more than once about the scary boat trips that we have been on in South East Asia. But forget all of them, because this one really was the worst of the lot. It began with… Continue Reading →

Gili Air, Indonesia

The last island of our Gili Islands adventure, Gili Air, Indonesia, did not disappoint. The three islands are very similar in look and feel, but they also have many differences. Gili Air is a nice combination of the two other… Continue Reading →

Gili Meno, Indonesia

The island of Gili Meno, Indonesia is the second largest of the three Gili Islands. It is also the least populated and developed. It is nicknamed “Honeymoon Island”, as it is frequented by couples. It is aptly named, as it… Continue Reading →

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

The moment I – and anyone who read my blog from Ko Tao – had been waiting for, finally arrived. Will I or won’t I take the plunge and go diving again? Even I didn’t know the answer to this… Continue Reading →

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