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Monthly Travel Summary, Stats & Budget – Feb ’16

From surfing in Indonesia to scuba diving on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand – here’s a full rundown of my February travels including a full breakdown of my budget!

As far as bouncing around goes February was a pretty chilled travel month for me!

After flying into Bali from Taiwan and Thailand me and Erin heading straight to Uluwatu, which was our base for most of the month. Erin got stuck into her yoga instructor training with Santosha Yoga whilst I kicked back catching up on blog work…well that was the plan until I got super distracted by some amazing surf!

At the end of the month – Erin having passed her Level 1 Yoga Instructor course – we headed back to Thailand to kick back on Phi Phi Island again and do some scuba diving!

A fairly calm and relaxing month (for me anyway) but it was heaps nice to slow the pace down after a fairly packed start to the year!

So here’s my stats round up for February 2016;


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From Indo To Thailand – Two Of My Favourite Destinations!

Overland Distance; 86.9km

Flight Distance; 2631.71km

Total Distance; 2,718.61km


CountriesIndonesia, Thailand

Main Spots; Uluwatu, Phuket, Phi Phi Island

Transport Taken; moped, taxi, ferry, minibus, long tail

Flights – Bali – Phuket (Tiger Air)


Money Breakdown

Indonesia – £669.46 over 27 days = £24.79 per day

Thailand – £59.58 over 3 days = £19.86 per day

Total spent – £729.04 over 29 days = £25.13 per day



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Uluwatu Had Some Epic Sunsets!

Cheapest Place – I would’ve said Phuket, but we only stopped over for a single night so the cheapest stop this month was Phi Phi – having lived there a few years ago it’s pretty easy to grab cheap accommodation and food there!

Most Expensive Place – Surprisingly Uluwatu, although this was more due to the fact we splurged on accommodation for the month!

Biggest Splurge/Unforeseen Expense – since Erin was busy studying for her yoga instructor assessment we decided to splurge a bit on accommodation and stayed at Ashana in Uluwatu. I say splurged – but it was still only £21 per night for an A/C, en suite cottage with private garden and pool…and that was split between 2 people! It was a short walk from the main surf break their too so I was stoked!

The other big expense this month was surf hire. I actually didn’t think I was going to get into the water as much as I did so I did half day hire…which ended up costing me about £100 overall – it would’ve been more cost efficient to buy a second hand board and sell it on when I left!


Highlight – Without a doubt it was my surf session at Uluwatu. I’ve been to Bali a few times before and Ulu has always been too big for me to paddle out on my longboard! This time however I scored it perfect and a month of session with some new found buddies and old travel buddies really kicked my surf skills and confidence up a notch!

Lowlight – Can’t really complain much at all about February…was good times all round!


Top Shot

I’m going to be pretty self indulgent this month and use this shot of me surfing Uluwatu as my top shot even though it wasn’t taken by myself! If you head that way for some waves, in the morning there are a few local photographers on the cliffs shooting pics of everyone – as you come back out the main cave of Uluwatu Beach they’ll sit you down and you can buy some pics. As with everything in South East Asia make sure you get your haggling on! It cost me about £5 for about 12 images, well worth it!

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Yeewwww! Stoked As!


What’s Next?

Well I’m now back in the UK after surprising my Mum for Mothers day alongside my little bro who flew back from Australia for it too! One of the main reasons we came back was to celebrate our Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary…yup 60 years of marriage! Crazy hey?!

Looking forward to catching up with friends and family this month but I’m also stoked to have been invited out to Sri Lanka by their tourism board at the end of the month, so I’ll be grabbing some sunshine and adventures too!



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