Category archives: Bali

Diving with mermaids in Bali

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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 som[...]

6 ways to while away the day in Ubud, Bali

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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 b[...]

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

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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 paveme[...]

Bali: memories of a paradise fit for the gods

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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[...]