JANIS, THE MAN WHO’S PAST DEFINED HIS FUTURE

As we each travel our own path, we stumble upon inspirational characters from time to time. My advice is to get to know these people, attach yourselves to them and discover something new about yourself. Janis, a Latvian/Australian/Sea Farer is one such character. We met each other in my old hostel in Penang as we... Continue Reading →

Adams Diary #4: Nias and Telo, a survivalist adventure.

  Sat drinking a cold one with my new friend Yanis in Penang, he asked me and Senna to join him in Nias, Indonesia, and help him build Salty Dog Hostel. We agreed upon his promise of world class sunsets and spear fishing adventures. Most of our travel experiences have been enjoyable, but this adventure... Continue Reading →

Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Indonesia.

    After leaving Jakarta, we took a small flight to Yogyakarta. Staying in a very basic hostel and eating as cheaply as possible was easily attainable in this pulsing city. The main stretch of bars are full of life and live music. The Warungs provided good, cheap local delights. The people, like all Indonesians,... Continue Reading →

Kuala Lumpur Big trouble in little China town

Upon leaving Indonesia, to return in a month, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. I had organized to attend my friends book launch but screwed up the dates immensely. We ended up staying in the capital for two and a half weeks, due to my fuck up, in the market area of China town. This compact... Continue Reading →

Jakarta. Not as bad as I imagined.

  Going to Jakarta had Senna excited and me less than Impressed. She expected a crazy built up city full of people and anonymity and I expected the exact same. Senna is a city girl and as the faithful old dog that I am, I agreed to spend a few days in, what I imagined... Continue Reading →

Hostels. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

  After staying in many places over many years, I feel there is a standard that is easily obtainable for all Hostels. I have endured long nights in shitty places, the worst of which in Belgrade, Serbia. I have also enjoyed the spectacle at such a simple comfort as a curtain on a bed. I... Continue Reading →

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