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5 Things to Avoid in Bali

1. Riding a Motorbike While it is a really fun and easy way to get around and explore the island, many travellers end up with devastating injuries as a result of coming off a motorbike in Bali. The locals seem to have little concern for road safety and some roads can get pretty crowded and […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Balinese Offering

I arrived in Bali at night. When I woke the next morning, I found a little basket made of palm leaves containing flowers, food and incense on the door step of my villa. By lunch the food had been half eaten by birds, cats and dogs. By mid-afternoon the little basket had been pretty much […]

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Getting Mugged for Bananas in Bali

I consider myself to be a relatively smart traveller. I have never been mugged before. I normally take all the right precautions. I always carry the equivalent of US$20 into my sock – just in case. I carry a ‘fake’ wallet to hand to thieves if they target me. And I am generally very aware […]

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Getting Intimate at Karma Beach Club

Picture this… You’re lounging on a private cabana at an intimate secluded beach cove, surrounded by turquoise blue waters and coral reef. You order some freshly caught seafood for lunch while lying back and soaking up some rays. You decide to take a dip in the ocean, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding. […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Stormy Thailand

Last year I made a treacherous decision to visit Koh Samui during the monsoon season. The opportunity for a two week vacation came about last minute and feeling a little thrilled at the spontaneity of it, I jumped at the chance. My beloved and I had originally planned to spend the two weeks in Phuket, which […]

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Hotel Review: Uma by COMO, Ubud

From the moment I set foot in Uma by COMO, Ubud reception I felt like the personal house guest of a (very wealthy) friend. A hotel experience can make or break a holiday. Those who know me well, know that I love personal attention and luxurious boutique accommodations, hence the reason I adopt the flashpacker travel philosophy. […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Phi Phi Island

The location in today’s snapshot is somewhat well known. Phi Phi Island is generally on everyone’s list when they visit Thailand, and it doesn’t disappoint! With it’s turquoise blue waters, towering karst rock formations that rise out of the sea, colourful long tail boats, and party atmosphere; Phi Phi has something to offer every type […]

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