Continents · Southeast Asia

The Funeral Rituals of Tana Toraja.

In the Province of South Sulawesi lies the Indonesian cultural hub of Tana Toraja.  Clinging onto tradition for hundreds of years, the country’s culture is at its most prominent in this region.  With a boom in tourism sweeping Indonesia, particularly the island of Bali, it seems surprising (and such a shame) that Sulawesi is still an uncommon destination on… Continue reading The Funeral Rituals of Tana Toraja.

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My Travel Essentials

Packing to go on a trip you have never been on before can be very overwhelming and difficult to get started with.  When talking to other travellers, the general consensous is always “I overpacked!”  There are no two packing lists that are exactly the same and being honest there are no right or wrong things… Continue reading My Travel Essentials

Continents · Southeast Asia

The Pinnacles of Borneo

Looking back, I consider this the most difficult trek I completed in Southeast Asia (including the volcano climbs).  This is not only because we climbed (only 2.2km) at an average of 60% gradient, including 12 ladders of 100% gradient, but predominantly because I wasn’t mentally prepared for the excursion.  We decided to set out into the untouched jungles… Continue reading The Pinnacles of Borneo

Continents · Southeast Asia

Top 4 Temples: Peninsular Malaysia & Indonesia

Travellers are spoilt for choice in terms of sacred temples in Malaysia & Indonesia, and with 140ft gold statues, misty sunrises, cliff-edge sunsets, and limestone caves, the choice can feel somewhat overwhelming for Europeans who are used to bog-standard churches and the odd cathedral.  Hence this blog post… I’ve sifted through the masses of temples we… Continue reading Top 4 Temples: Peninsular Malaysia & Indonesia