A short leap to Brunei

As Brunei is right in the middle of Borneo Malaysia it seemed fitting to take a short visit to this tiny place. You can get a plane there which is quick and easy but expensive when on a budget. The other option is to get on a bus. This was my choice of transport and although I … Continue reading A short leap to Brunei

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Getting wild in Borneo Malaysia

Borneo Malaysia consists of two states, Sabah and Sarawak as well as the federal territory of Labuan situated on an island off the coast of Borneo. I visited the state of Sabah as I only gave myself two weeks in Borneo. Borneo was a country I was intrigued about but never thought I would visit. I … Continue reading Getting wild in Borneo Malaysia

Luxury Getaway in Phuket

If you are looking for a beautiful getaway and organised (sort of) tourism then Thailand is always a great option. The last time I went to Thailand was in 2009 with my best friend. We had travelled to Bangkok and Krabi and visited the nearby islands of Koh Phi Phi, Coconut island and James bond island … Continue reading Luxury Getaway in Phuket

Spontaneity in Hong Kong!

After deciding to move on from the security and familiarity of Indonesia, with its blue sky and clean air I took myself to Kuala Lumpur. I chose the wrong time to go to KL as it had been suffocated by smoke from the burning fires of Sumatra.  The smoky haze was a reminder of London … Continue reading Spontaneity in Hong Kong!

Date night in Yogyakarta

Welcome to the Happy Light Traveller! After travelling South East Asia in 2015-2016 I decided to combine my love for travelling and personal growth in a blog that would inspire you. I not only want to do this with my stories and personal insights (which I have named "inner ramblings") but also with my recent love for photography! Travelling alone put everything I have blogged about in the past to the test. Being fearless and confident, taking leaps of faith, practising love and compassion were some of the things I experienced or witnessed on my journey. The quote below sums up Happy Light Traveller. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward Enjoy!

Volcanoes of Java

Java: The learning curve, the transformation from city girl to back packer that wanted to make the most of her spontaneous trip. An island nestled between Sumatra and Bali that would open my eyes to its magical archaeological sites, volcanic beauty, art and of course, the ever so warm and kind people of Java.   Inner … Continue reading Volcanoes of Java

9 things to do on Gili Trawangan (apart from partying)

I know the title is long. It amuses me. To be honest when I first got to Gili Trawangan I was like...WHAT? If you travel a lot you have seen many places right? and if you have something you are use to which for me was slightly more organised and safer ways of travelling, arriving … Continue reading 9 things to do on Gili Trawangan (apart from partying)