How We Quit our Jobs to Travel Full Time


It was December 2016. Like most people, Ben and I were dreaming of tropical beaches and being our own bosses. A major project at work had completed, and work was now tedious for both of us. We were craving something new, and were intoxicated with a heady mix of love, romance and idealism. Why not just quit our jobs!

Face to Face with Dragons!


Arriving to Komodo National Park feels like you’re on the set of a dinosaur film franchise. Instead of the busy port town I expected, we were greeted by a looming concrete pier, rudely jutting out to sea from a desolate, yellow sand beach. The dark treeline had a gap which suggested that was where we were supposed to

Exploring the Komodo Archipelago


I’m struggling to put into words the beauty, majesty and wildness of Komodo National Park. It’s a place with the power to leave you speechless, an archipelago of Jurassic islands, white sand beaches and prehistoric reptiles. It was 5am when we climbed onto the small wooden boat that was to take us out that morning. There was

Haunted Paradise Island


Gili Trawangan might appear entirely and utterly flat, but a few sharp eyed visitors might notice a fairly prominent hill that rises to the south-west of the island. You’d be forgiven for never knowing it was there, and I’m sure most people leave the island completely oblivious to it’s existence. It was marked as ‘Gili

Into the Coconut Forest


When you cross the middle of Gili Trawangan, you’ll see small villages, local huts, new mini-resorts and a few cows, all dotted within a seemingly never ending forest of palm trees. They stretch as far as you can see, lining the main path that links two sides of the island. Most afternoons, after the midday

Swimming with Turtles on Gili T


We finally made it! Since we left home I’ve been dying to get into a warm sea, to dive deep and swim with the fishes. We were almost there. After Kuala Lumpur, we had a long and arduous journey back to Indonesia. The Gili Islands to be exact. In 16 hours we crammed in two plane journeys,

24 HRS in Kuala Lumpur


We knew that one month wouldn’t be enough to explore the southern part of Indonesia like we wanted to. But unfortunately, as we had a free visa, we weren’t able to extend it. So we hopped onto a flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, to spend a couple of days here before heading back into Indonesia

Exploring Tegallalang Rice Terraces


You’ve probably seen the Tegallalang rice terraces all over Instagram, and for good reason! They’re a hop, skip and a jump from Ubud centre, and are a breath of fresh air from the bustle of the town. We had been cooped up for a few days, and it was so good to get outside and

Monkeying Around in Ubud


The little monkey looked at Ben with a glint in his eye, before leaping around him, grabbing onto his backpack and hauling himself onto Ben’s shoulders. He tried to open zips and rummaged around in pockets, knowing exactly where to put his sneaky little hands. When he realised there was no food, off he leapt to

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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.

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currently ↠ Chiang Mai, Thailand

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