Month: September 2017

Sentosa Island – Gold for Fools

Sentosa Island – Gold for Fools

I have two words for Sentosa Island: fools, and gold. I just got back to Singapore after 20hrs of travel – to find my hostel won’t check me in ‘til mid-afternoon. Hmmm…I checked trip advisor. Not many options for an unwashed insomniac. Then I thought: ‘Hey, I’ll get out of the city and head to …

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Aura Surf Camp – Simuelue Island

Aura Surf Camp – Simuelue Island

A preface to this post: Aura is a surf camp. And the criteria for judging a surf camp are simple – it’s all about the surf…size, consistency, and variety. And for this, Aura rips in. The rooms overlook a world class peak – creatively named ‘the Peak’. Genius. The wave peels left and right and …

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Scammed in Medan

Scammed in Medan

Let this be a warning – don’t trust anyone in Medan. This week I caught up with a couple of mates for a surf. We flew into Medan, then on to Sumatra – there’ll be a post on that later… Here’s what happened, as far as I can tell. We arrived in Medan and cleared …

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24hrs in Singapore

24hrs in Singapore

They say your first impression is also your last. And, like a sweaty handshake, Singapore will not be forgotten. I’m a good judge of character, and I like what I see. The city is clean and safe, and it feels so young – a term which, in other places, can mean a lack character. But …

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Items I Won’t Travel Without

Items I Won’t Travel Without

Righto. Three days to go. A nervous excitement belies my languid façade. I’ll pack and unpack no less than five times ‘til departure. I consider a nasal spray to prolong the enjoyment – but I might need it later in the trip… Phone, wallet, passport…check, check, check. Vitals: done. But what about the left field …

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My Life Into a 20L Backpack

My Life Into a 20L Backpack

Ok, I’ll level with you. My backpack was an aspirational purchase. Like chubby girl in denial – I bought a few sizes too small. I could picture the sales girl muttering “sweetie, I just love that colour on you, but you’re definitely not a size 8”. I gave her the stink eye, and pointed at …

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