Beloam beach: where jesse got bored and we learned to do shoulder stands

Though it started out as merely wanting a change of scenery (and escaping the “boredom” of sitting on the beach in Sengiggi), we were eagerly anticipating a visit to what Harper’s Bazaar called one of the top ten beaches in the world. Part of Beloam’s allure is its extreme isolation – the Tanjung Riggitt peninsula … More Beloam beach: where jesse got bored and we learned to do shoulder stands

Sengiggi beach: where Jesse got bored and cut off his beard

We were tired and covered in dust after a quick and dirty tour of Rinjani. Luckily we had a relaxing 5 days with nothing to do but enjoy the beach and get massages at Jeeva Klui Resort on the northwest coast of the island. However, we discovered Jesse is only able to tolerate utter relaxation … More Sengiggi beach: where Jesse got bored and cut off his beard

Rinjani part 2: return of the flesh pistons

Perhaps it was having already done tough climbing on Kilimanjaro and the Himalayas, or perhaps it was the acclimitization¬†to altitude that helped us. ¬†It could also be that most people who climb Rinjani are young and unprepared backpackers on their gap year, trekking in Toms and their layered beach clothes. Whatever the reason, we didn’t … More Rinjani part 2: return of the flesh pistons

Singapore is fancy

After all the trekking, we were really looking forward to the benefits of some civilization, and Singapore didn’t disappoint. Singapore is civilization on steroids. This wealthy city-state slash tax-haven is clean, orderly, and safe. Continuing our string of luxury digs when the opportunity is available, Jesse used his points to book us the super nice … More Singapore is fancy