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The Mayhem of Malioboro


The buzz of the fan hummed through the air, the kettle began whistling. I turned it off and poured myself a coffee. We were doing as the locals do today – staying inside until the midday heat begins to cool off. We spent the morning planning some upcoming trips and finishing some work. It was

Taman Sari Water Palace


Today has been a hot day. Somewhere near 36 degrees, making exploring a little difficult. We spent the best part of the morning walking around Taman Sari, an old Sultanates Royal Garden and bathing complex. It reminded me of something from Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones, with dilapidated buildings and two bright blue swimming pools. It

Banana Trees & Red Brick Roofs


If you asked me to describe the journey through central Java, I would say “banana trees and red brick roofs.” For eight and a half hours we chugged through the countryside, watching the speeding landscape change from rust coloured fields to mountains and rice paddies. It had been a smooth morning leaving Jakarta, a city

That Rooftop Bar & Aimless Wanderings


It was a day of settling in and adjusting. After a mouth watering breakfast and my first sip of authentic Javan coffee (unbelievable), we slung our backpacks over our shoulders and went for a short walk on the streets around our hotel. Nearby was the Monument Nasional, a 400ft needle that seems to pierce the sky,

… and so it begins


To say we’ve finally arrived in Jakarta is very strange. After 10 months of planning, we’re here, and it feels amazing. Flats have been sold, jobs have been quit; our entire lives have flipped upside down. It hasn’t been without it’s stresses, but every one of those was worth it when the plane touched down in

Life Update & Big Plans


Ben and I are right in the middle of getting our life sorted for the move back north, before we head off East in September. These photos were taken back at the beginning of the year when we were up to our eyeballs in paint and damp proofing. I didn’t realise what a big job

Breakfast Dates & Sailing Boats


Last week we were supposed to go for a breakfast date on Plymouth Hoe, but we were lazy and stayed in bed instead. Little did we know that a pod of dolphins were hanging out in the bay, jumping and chasing and putting on a show for anyone who had been up early enough to

Forests in the Mist


What do you do when you finish work early on a cold January day? Well, those miserable days in the city can turn out to be pretty magical out on the moors. Bellever forest is one of my favourite places on Dartmoor, but I’ve only been there in warm summer weather. In the winter, it’s just

Longboarding on Dartmoor


Last summer I had this song that I loved and couldn’t stop playing. It reminded me of summer evenings, cruising along the roads without a care in the world. I’d recently bought a new longboard, so I thought I’d combine these two new loves in my favourite way – by making a video. My friend

Winter Walks by the Sea


There are so many reasons why I love living near the coast. Getting blown around the beach on blustery winter days is definitely one of them. The sea hides the seasons well. There are no trees with bare branches, no mud churned fields to give away signs of frost and hard ground. It may be cold,

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Chesca

Chesca

↠ a travelogue of adventures ↠ travelling the world with my love and working as we go. these are our stories.

Where are we now?

currently ↠ Chiang Mai, Thailand

Snapshots @chescaislost

  • Thai junglin
  • On the day that Trump lifts the ban on elephanthellip
  • All the new things! A new vlog is up onhellip
  • Were in Bangkok baby! New YouTube video is up! Drinkshellip
  • I have a new blog post up  coming facehellip
  • Overheard while climbing Padar Island in Komodo MAN I alwayshellip
  • Chilling after the best day of digital nomad life sohellip
  • Just reading The Art of Travel and found this quotehellip
  • Mt Agung peaking out of the clouds at sunset Gilihellip

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