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Jackfruit adventures: final episodes in Bali and Bangkok

After over a week of our gruelling routine on Gili Air we moved to Bali where our first stop was Ubud. Day 1 was spent raiding Ubud’s jewellery shops whilst on the second day we organised an ill-fated day trip … Continue reading

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Long bus rides and walks from Yogya to the Gilis

Our first impression of Indonesia can quite simply be summed up with one word: chaos. After immigration we filed into a room which could hardly fit all the passengers from several flights let alone all their luggage. Airport staff were … Continue reading

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From Pulau Perhentian to Penang

Our first days in Krabi were spent exploring the night market (which luckily starts at lunchtime) and making repeated visits to our trusted jackfruit lady to buy inordinate quantities of the fruit. Having exhausted all culinary options we decided to … Continue reading

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Falangs in Thailand

We returned to Bangkok two weeks ago for a few days before heading south towards the islands. We knew that Gideon and his brother were in Bangkok so we met up for an evening drink after not seeing them for … Continue reading

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A two-day street food rampage in Hanoi

We had two main aims for our brief stay in Hanoi: to try Vietnamese noodle soup “pho” and to see as much of the city’s sights as possible. Needless to say, we were more successful with the first. Being back … Continue reading

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Historical Hue

Our first outing in Hue was, unsurprisingly, to find lunch. Going to a restaurant catering mostly to the Vietnamese meant the service came without a single smile or even acknowledgement that our order had been understood (as it turns out, … Continue reading

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Heading north to Hoi An

We arrived in Hoi An cranky and sweaty early in the morning and made a beeline for the hotel to drop off our bags and take a much-needed shower. Refreshed and clean we set off to explore Hoi An, a … Continue reading

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