A tale of two islands, part one – Gili Air 

After my Lombok adventures with Edy, I headed to Gili Air. This is where things started to feel like they were falling into place for me in terms of travelling.

On this gorgeous island with its laid back island vibes, cheery locals, coconut trees, clear water, white sand, exotic marine life and sunsets to die for, it’s impossible to be anything but happy.

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Pre-trip reflections 

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My out of office is on; my flat is (somewhat haphazardly) packed into boxes and bin-liners; I’ve had all the jabs, dusted off the seriously sturdy backpack I’ve taken on every trip for 13 years and bought an unnecessary amount of swimwear and sunglasses. My sabbatical has started and in three days I’ll be boarding a plane to Bali, returning to London in the New Year. WOOHOO!Read More »