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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

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

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,

Trebah Gardens, Cornwall


Ah, the hidden paradise of Trebah Gardens. This was such a beautiful find! Sub-tropical gardens in England, who would have thought it. Footpaths wind their way past fern glades, ivy covered fountains and lilypad lakes, with palm trees and rhododendrons flourishing in this unique micro climate. It was so peaceful here, filled with such a

Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor


Last summer was a whirlwind of adventures with my friend Sarah. I’ve got so many photos stockpiled that I don’t even know where to begin! One of our first trips was to Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor, the deepest gorge in the South West and home to the 30ft Whitelady waterfall. The sun was shining and

Merrivale Stone Circle


One of the things I love about Dartmoor is the history of the place. Humans have settled here for over 10,000 years, and the landscape has the highest concentration of neolithic stone circles, stone rows, cairns and burial mounds in the whole of England. One of these ancient sites can be found just outside the

Lost Gardens of Heligan


I’ve never seen so many shades of green in my life. Dark, glossy leaves that hang like emerald jewels, clearings of fuzzy fiddlehead ferns, splashes of lilac from the last of the rhododendrons. The air is heavy and humid, thick with the musk of damp earth. The sun sends down shafts of light that flitter

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Chesca

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

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