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Wouldn’t it be great if mermaids really did exist? One of my favourite films growing up was Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the idea of floating around in a fantastical, underwater kingdom and basking on exotic shores has probably contributed to my usual choice of travel destination. Keep your mountains and deserts – take me to the coast! Plus they had some pretty serious tropical tune-age going on down there …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jul 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

I used to think only a small and insignificant handful of things could successfully drag me away from the beautiful beaches of South East Asia. Sizzling street food… Half price cocktails… Some sweet reggae music after all of the above… But it turns out I’m also a sucker for a bloody good temple. Not to be confused with a Shirley Temple. They’re rubbish.
My fascination with temples probably started when I …

[ Written by Alex | 12 Apr 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

With the Oscars coming up, our thoughts tend to evolve around whether Leonardo DiCaprio will finally be awarded for his great performances, or if rom-com sweetheart turned serious actor Matthew McConaughey will win the race. Does Gravity really deserve Best Film? And can Cate Blanchett’s outstanding performance compensate for an otherwise mediocre film? And while the answers to these questions might excite me for the time being, it is a …

[ Written by Kathi | 1 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

Soul need a little soothing? Happen to be in South East Asia? Well, the town of Ubud could be the destination for you. Considered by many to be the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud pumps with art and activity. The Bintang swigging surfers of the coast are replaced by Bintang swigging artists, poets and spiritual searchers and from the moment we stepped off the bus into a wonderful, local procession …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Aug 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Indonesia was always a place that had beautiful landscape that blew my mind: Stunning beaches, hypnotic rainforests, mysterious temples, hidden waterfalls… it is a tropical paradise that was immense to explore and backpack about in. I swear my camera hardly left my face as I attempted to capture scene upon scene of terrain, but as usual, it never looked as good on my camera as it did in front of …

[ Written by Sophie | 14 Jun 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Imagine strolling through a lush, green forest, engulfed in a sea of leafy tree branches hanging low to the ground. You can hear water gushing in the distance and the air smells sweet of exotic flowers. As you round a corner, you are suddenly standing in an open space. But you are not alone.
Around you, there are more than 50 monkeys sitting on the pavement, swinging from trees, perching on …

[ Written by guest | 28 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

There is no real way to capture or understand the enchantment of a Balinese immersion. There is something subliminal and sacred about the way all the elements of Balinese life flow together. Yes, even those scary ass dogs.
At the present moment I have a few friends heading to Bali, and as the January rain pours down here in San Francisco, I wish so badly on the stars in the …

[ Written by guest | 2 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

When traveling to foreign countries where the language is literally so foreign, I found many tourists speaking LOUDER and s.l.o.w.e.r to the locals in a bizarre attempt to get understood. It seriously annoys me every time I see a traveler rudely turn their back to the waiter/market stall owner, throw up their hands and announce to their partner, “He just doesn’t understand! We’re wasting our time here, Harold. Let’s go find someone who can …

[ Written by Sophie | 28 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Usually, when on holiday, I like to fully dedicate my time to a cherished eat – sleep – surf routine, which, in the past, has been proving a great way to enjoy my time off. This time, however, my dear friend Minna dared me to break the cycle and get active.
After a couple of days at the beach, she did some research on local stuff to do and eventually decided …

[ Written by guest | 26 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
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