Drift-snorkeling with giant turtles (Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia) October 18th 2009 (Day 562 on the road)I have done my fair share of diving all over Southeast Asia in the last year or so, but nothing comes even close to how amazing the underwater life is here in the Gili Islands off Lombok's north coast. Apparently, the fishermen are paid by the local dive operators NOT to fish, and it more than shows in the marine life to be found just a few metres from the beach. Visibi ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
Living the Dream - Ben travelled around the world - April 2008 until March 2011
Update: I have published a book about my trip - you can find it on Amazon, iTunes or Kobo (and most other online book shops).
In April 2008, I quit my fast-paced corporate job, sold most of my belongings, and left on a world trip - and never looked back. Starting in Berlin (Germany) and heading east, m... full info