Outside of this blog, I also freelance as a writer and editor. One of my favourite things is interviewing people and Lionel Shriver has been a highlight. This is a piece I wrote that was published in … [Read more...] about Lionel Shriver interview: I pick something to be outraged about and then I write a book
Sometimes when we say we went to Bali, people turn their nose ups, believing it to be a place that is simply overrun with tourists. While it's true that many people visit the island and there are places it's best to avoid, Bali is also one of the most magical places we've ever visited, full of wonderful people and magnificent nature. Here are our stories from five months on this gorgeous island. We also have a section on Ubud.
Ubud is a definite contender for best vegetarian destination in Asia. The name Ubud itself means medicine and the town is a magnet for all things health-related. Yoga-lovers and spiritual seekers … [Read more...] about The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ubud, Bali
“How long are you off for?” “Maybe 2-5 years, who knows?” said Steve 730 days ago at our party to say goodbye. It was an answer said half-jokingly. We had no idea what this journey would look like or … [Read more...] about Year two on the road in photos
One of the reasons we were drawn to Bali was a school. We're not planning on having kids anytime soon nor do we even know if that's a path we'll go down, but we realised when we were in San Pancho … [Read more...] about Is this the best school in the world?
I’m writing this with some homemade cookies and a coffee complete with milk. Dairy, wheat, caffeine, sugar, it’s all there and it’s glorious. I’ve been in rebellion mode for a month now. Two months … [Read more...] about Time to say f*ck it
As we approached our last weekend on Bali, we realised we'd only managed to visit the beach once in our entire five months there. Both of us had been so busy on our various projects that we'd had … [Read more...] about A weekend by the beach in Bali
I wrote this post a few months ago in Ubud but never got round to publishing it. It, and its conclusion next week, will be the last of the "Don't knock it til you've tried it" series, at least for the … [Read more...] about DKITYTI: Applied kinesiology and allergy testing
Last week, we told you about a special place to stay in Bali's central highlands, a village suspended in the island's quieter days before the tourism boom. The Village Above the Clouds is one of the … [Read more...] about At home in a village above the clouds
As soon as I saw the Village Above the Clouds website, I knew we had to go there. I'd found it while searching for eco-hotels in Bali and it was the most charming and visually stunning one I came … [Read more...] about Special Stays: Village Above the Clouds, Bali
A lot of people complain about the tourism in Bali, and it's fair enough. The proliferation of guesthouses and villas that are quickly filling the rice fields and shorelines of the island is alarming … [Read more...] about Road trippin’ to peace in untouched Bali