Islands To The Mainland

Our last day in Samui was pretty relaxing. We just spend a couple hours in Chewang Beach and then we got an amazing traditional Thai massage. I (Eitan) classify massages in 2 categories: 1) Gentle rubbing that helps you reach nirvana in around 1 hr. 2) Rubbing that could be used as a torture method…

The Last Of The Kohs – Koh Samui

We took a ferry to Koh Samui, we messed up and booked it to the wrong pier and ended up on the other side of the island, not a big deal as it takes only 30 minutes to travel to the other side. Samui is the third and largest island of our Thai island tour….

The Backpacker’s Rite Of Passage

The next day we got a Thai with coconut oil massage to remove the stress of life. Big mistake, after we were covered in coconut oil, we immediately became Thailand’s whole mosquito population free buffet. Our massage consisted in rubs, stretches and probably around 459 slaps to kill a mosquitos, the bad experience didn’t end…

Koh This, Koh That, Koh Phangan

We took the ferry to Koh Phangan, home of the famous Full Moon Party. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there plus another hour in a truck to get to our hostel Shiralea. Sarah sat next to this nice guy from Texas, Mark, on the ferry and learned about his travel adventures and his…

Koh Tao – The Sarah Way

Today was our first day not with each other in a month because Eitan did a 2 day Advanced Diving course here, so Sarah got to explore Koh Tao on her own. This is Sarah’s 2 day on her own: I shopped and bought some more hippy pants and a head band.  You can’t seem to…

Are We There Yet?

Today the journey to Koh Tao began!  We left our hostel at 9am, 5 hours before our flight to Bangkok because we didn’t want to risk it with Jakarta’s apocalyptic traffic and we were hoping to take advantage of our access to lounges and have a good meal (and wine) there.  We arrived at the…

Terima kasih Indonesia!!

We arrived at Jakarta at night and it took us around 2 hours to get to our hostel (traffic is apocalyptic and we were driving during rush hour!). Six Degrees hostel has won 3 consecutive years “best hostel in Indonesia”, its pretty awesome with a pool table, a roof garden/bar and 2000 movies to choose…

Borobudur And The Strawberry Spider Sandwich

We woke up at 3:00 am (again) to go to the amazing Borobudur temple to see the sunrise. Our friends Lauren and Heather were at the same tour as well. In order to see the sunrise you have to pay another rip-off ticket of around $35 that includes breakfast (coffee and a miniature fried bread…

Explosive Diarrhea and Prambanan Temple

I don’t know what we ate, but it destroyed our will to live. We got really sick eating Indonesian food, so we tried to take it easy for a few days. We booked the tour to visit Pramanban Temple at Sunset, it turned out better as the original tour was going to take us at…

Yogyakarta: City of Sultans

Today we woke up early to take the train to Surabaya.  The train station at 6:30am had people singing Karoake, not sure why they think this is what we want to listen to this early but let it be. We got on the train and then were informed we were sitting in the wrong section,…

One Of Those Cities

When you travel long term you quickly learn that not all places you visit will be amazing, breathtaking or interesting. Surabaya was our first not awesome city of this trip. Surabaya has nothing to offer (we still managed to find some good sights), the traffic is the worst we’ve seen in our lives (we may…

Mt. Bromo

Today we had another early morning. We woke up at 4:00 am to drive/hike to Seruni Viewpoint, from here you can see a panoramic view of Mt. Bromo, Mt. Batok, Mt. Semeru, and Segara Wedi (“Sea of Sands”) from Mt. Pananjakan. Mt Bromo is located in The Tengger Massif,  The area is an active volcanic complex surrounded by…