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Riding a Scooter in Bali
Riding a Scooter in Bali
Posted by Warren Dobe | 20 Oct 2017

It's a sorry sight, bandaged legs limp through the streets, arms are cradled in slings, the odd face scraped and a few blistered calves. It's like watching soldiers returning from...

Tegalalang Rice Terrace
In Pursuit of Happiness
Posted by Warren Dobe | 16 Oct 2017

Rice paddies cascade down volcanic mountains like green lava fields. Terraced land is so ubiquitous it looks as though formed from nature in this self-proclaimed island of the Gods. Workers...

Mt Bakur, Bali
Mt Bakur Mountain Biking
Posted by Warren Dobe | 02 Oct 2017

There is nothing that says adventure more than cycling down an active volcano. An overblown imagination might conceive visions of racing rivers of lava down the mountain. Yet, with reports...

Nasi Goreng warung bu mangku
Nasi Goreng Tour of Bali
Posted by Warren Dobe | 18 Sep 2017

Nasi Goreng, the unofficial national dish of Indonesia. This ubiquitous item appears on menus from Jakarta to Denpasar. While 'fried rice' is the literal translation, this simple dish combines many...

Telaga Waja River Rafting Bali
Rafting the Telaga Waja River
Posted by Warren Dobe | 13 Sep 2017

Gabus was telling us to cross our legs, lay back and brace for the worst. Till now, a lovely river raft on the Telaga Waja had been serene sailing. Sure,...

trans mongolian train
Trans-Siberian Railway Tips
Posted by Warren Dobe | 08 Aug 2017

The Trans-Siberian Railway. The classic multi-day rail journey across Russia to the far east of Asia. Siberia is as desolate as it is beautiful, no matter the season. Much has...

Sheikh Zayad Mosque
Abu Dhabi Adventure Guide
Posted by Warren Dobe | 23 May 2017

A true rags to riches story. Abu Dhabi has emerged as a tourist hotspot. Take theme parks, race tracks and action packed deserts. Add a devout Muslim culture and pioneering...

uda walawe sunset
Elephants of Uda Walawe
Posted by Warren Dobe | 05 Jan 2017

It's 6am and five or so diesel engines are emitting that distinctive idling noise. The diesel engines in the bellies of a fleet of safari-equipped 4WD's are waiting at the gate to...

tomorrowland sri lanka
Tomorrowland, Ella
Posted by Warren Dobe | 03 Jan 2017

It was with some trepidation that Erin and I left the safety of our traditional homestay in the main travellers hub of Ella in the Sri Lankan hills. Aboard a small scooter we...

kandy to ella train
Kandy to Ella Train Ride
Posted by Warren Dobe | 01 Jan 2017

The situation was. Peak travel season in Sri Lanka for tourists and locals alike. The famous Kandy to Ella train ride through the hilly tea plantations was fully booked. 2nd...