Vegetarian food at Kafe, Ubud

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

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 flock to the town in droves and the restaurants have perfected the menus to serve them. From raw food to Ayurveda to macrobiotics ­– whatever … Read more

San Pancho fire sunset

Year two on the road in photos

“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 how long it would last for. We still don’t know where it’s going, but we do … Read more

Is this the best school in the world?

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 that when it comes to choosing a place to live, good education options might … Read more

Applied kinesiology and allergy testing

DKITYTI: Applied kinesiology and allergy testing

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 time being. My trip to the applied kinesiologist inspired a rage inside that surprised … Read more

Rice Paddies in Ubud

Our digital nomad life in Ubud

“You don’t like it there, do you?” said my aunt on the phone one day. I can see why she thought it. My posts on Ubud have been a little heavy on the navel-gazing, which doesn’t always make for lighthearted stories. But our life here has been much more than all the “Don’t knock it … Read more

Village above the clouds bed

The words I needed to hear

When I first heard about Per, he sounded like an archetypal compulsive liar, full of the tallest of tales that would put to shame Frank Abagnale Jr. In a town like Ubud, you have to have your bullshit detector on. Then I met him, and the doubts were gone. This man, the youngest of ten … Read more

Cocktail on Balangan beach

Venting frustration

I woke up that morning, fed up and tired with this journey. The rats had returned to the ceiling, causing another disrupted night’s sleep while they played gymnastics above our heads, the thin plaster amplifying their patter to the sound of elephants’ hooves. Tonight we’d have to re-plug in the sonic repeller, pushing aside any … Read more

A weekend in Isle of Mull and Oban and Ardlui: Tobermory

DKITYTI: Radical Inquiry and The Way of Mastery

You may be starting to wonder if I’m going to come across something I don’t enjoy in this series  – well here’s the first one. It started badly with a gaze that lasted too long. You know the type. You say your hellos and then they proceed to look deep into your eyes, nodding their head … Read more

Fairy spirits above Victoria's head

DKITYTI: The John of God crystal light bed

“Is this the one where a ghost might touch your bum?” said Steve. “Not quite, but yes it is the one you’re thinking of.” I’d been warned that I might feel spirits working on my insides during the session. This was a good thing as far I was concerned – I wanted proof. The session … Read more