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On the road reading memory
Travel tales

My on the road reading moment

I’ve always been a book lover… and a fast reader. I’ll happily devour an entire book in one session, and am banned from reading in bed after many nights spent awake til 3am ‘just finishing the end of this…

Scallywags in Gili Trawangan
Reviewed

Scallywags in Gili Trawangan, reviewed

If you’re done with hostels but want something more interesting and less pricey than a big chain hotel, there are some places that you can struggle to find somewhere good to stay, but Bali wasn’t one of them. After…

Nusa Lembongan island
Travel tales

Low-key lazing in Nusa Lembongan

After the busy streets and beaches around Kuta and Seminyak, we were in need of a bit less bustle and a bit more lazing, and the island of Nusa Lembongan was the perfect place to put our feet up.…

The water temples of Tirtha Empul
In pictures

The water temples of Tirtha Empul // In pictures

For over 1000 years, Balinese people have been coming to Tirtha Empul – Temple of Holy Water – near the village of Tampak Siring. Legend goes that the god Indra created a spring here to help his troops who’d…

Balam Bali VIlla, Ubud
Reviewed

Balam Bali Villa near Ubud, reviewed

The next hotel in my new Reviewed series, with good-value, individual accommodation with a touch of luxury on a budget, is Balam Bali Villa in the countryside just outside of Ubud. This inland area is a patchwork of rice…

Ubud rice paddies
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The other side of Ubud

Amongst the green fields of central Bali, Ubud has become one of the island’s most popular places to visit. You’ll find the Eat, Pray, Love-ers, drinking smoothies and practicing their yoga poses, and the culturalists, touring temples and perfecting…

Sunset on Gili Trawangan
In pictures

Sunset on Gili Trawangan // In pictures

You can’t beat a good sunset photo, and some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen were from the beaches of the Indonesian island of Gili Trawangan. Just off the coast of Lombok, the island is a laid-back backpacker…

Bali Hotel Pearl in Legian
Reviewed

Bali Hotel Pearl in Legian, reviewed

This is the first of a new Reviewed series, where I share some of the best and most interesting accommodation I’ve found in on my travels. You won’t find any five-star chain hotels here, but instead I look for…

Gunung Kawi rock temples
In pictures

Gunung Kawi rock temples, Bali // In pictures

Tucked away in a deep valley 20 minutes north of the city of Ubud are the Balinese rock temples of Gunung Kawi. From the entrance to the site you walk down 315 steps lined with souvenir stalls and vivid…

Flowers in Bali Indonesia
In pictures

Balinese flowers // In pictures

When the greyness of a British January gets too much and I’m in need of some colour, I come back to my photos from Bali last year and the vibrant shades of the island’s flowers. Indonesia’s tropical climate and…

Gili Islands: Indonesia’s laid-back beach escape
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Gili Islands: Indonesia’s laid-back beach escape

Just off the coast of Lombok are the three small, teardrop-shaped Gili Islands. Only reachable by boat from either Bali or Lombok, news of their turquoise seas, white sand, coral reefs, laid-back atmosphere and fab seafood is definitely out.…