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The ‘W’ Retreat Bali

The ‘W’ Retreat Bali

January 28, 2014 No Comments

‘W’ is for where do I begin… And how does one put in to words the visual sensory overload of my unforgettable experience of the W Retreat Bali? Well I will try my best and allow you to see through my eyes… WELCOME A quick turn left into one of the longest and most impressive driveways […] /* */

My Infinity with Karma Kandara

My Infinity with Karma Kandara

December 17, 2012 13 Comments

Through the hectic traffic of Denpasar, past Jimbaran, past the Nusa Dua and Uluwatu turn off and along a precariously remote road in the Ungasan area, I finally arrive at Karma Kandara.   With the glimpse of the ocean in my sites I happily forgoe the welcome drink and head straight through my Yellow door […] /* */

Upgrade To Heaven – Viceroy, Ubud

Upgrade To Heaven – Viceroy, Ubud

December 1, 2012 12 Comments

  Closest I’ve Been to Heaven!     MAJESTIC! The first word that came to mind as I entered the lobby of Viceroy, the luxurious hotel in Ubud, Bali. Standing in awe of its grandeur I was completely shocked to be informed I had been upgraded to not only a better room but to The […] /* */

A Vision Of Me!

A Vision Of Me!

September 23, 2012 3 Comments

On the road for higher ground I am headed to Vision Villa in Gianyar. It is a 1 hour drive from Seminyak and about 20 minutes from Ubud. To get a taxi It cost me about $25AUD which would not get me very far at all back home in Sydney. As I enter the better […] /* */

Bambu Indah Boutique Hotel, Ubud, Bali

Bambu Indah Boutique Hotel, Ubud, Bali

August 8, 2012 1 Comment

Bambu Indah is a magical place: after our stay, I returned to life somehow changed forever. We arrive to a warm welcome and a cool drink, and are shown to our dwelling. Descriptions are bound to fall short, as these buildings are truly unique. Piece by hand-hewn-teak piece, they have been carefully transported from their origins […] /* */

My Own Mayaloka

My Own Mayaloka

July 20, 2012 6 Comments

  Mayaloka Private Villas in Seminyak…feels like a world away… Rice paddies across the road, the sounds of Frogs, Geckos…it is difficult to imagine I am a two minute walk from the beach and busy area of Seminyak here but I am.  No need for me to walk anywhere either as I have a driver to […] /* */

Win A Holiday!

Win A Holiday!

July 1, 2012 2 Comments

  With Companies running regular competitions I thought I would make it easy for you to find. So each week I will update here…  Goodluck! Check out my new Competition Page for Travel Competitions YOU can Win!   /* */

Photo Friday- Karma Kandara Clifftop

Photo Friday- Karma Kandara Clifftop

June 29, 2012 3 Comments

  Such a magical place at Karma Kandara. A short distance from the main area of  Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula I arrived to one of the most breath taking views imaginable. I Might just sit here for a little while longer… /* */

High Tea in Bali? Really?

High Tea in Bali? Really?

June 24, 2012 3 Comments

ATTENTION GIRLS! High Tea in Bali. Really? Yes! And I am not talking about an Indonesian High Tea either. I am talking about the real deal! I may not be very posh or even close to having near enough etiquette classes as a child but I do appreciate a good Tea and Scone and I […] /* */

Villa Sungai…Pure Luxury

Villa Sungai…Pure Luxury

June 11, 2012 13 Comments

     Villa Sungai…Here I come… Picked up by Marvellous Made we make our way to the little village of Cepaka, approximately a forty minute drive from Seminyak yet time flew by as we were entertained by many of Mades interesting stories of the area and Bali itself. You could say I learnt more of […] /* */

The Good Karma Of Jimbaran Bay

The Good Karma Of Jimbaran Bay

June 1, 2012 3 Comments

Karma or what?   Now in Jimbaran Bay staying at the gorgeous Karma Resort and have been unable to truly enjoy any meal for the past week thanks to our beloved Bali Belly and from running around Bali like a crazy woman, all in the name of Mel Travelled. I am exhausted. However I can’t think of […] /* */

Maharta Resorts Sweet Dreaming

Maharta Resorts Sweet Dreaming

May 27, 2012 9 Comments

  Is what happened as I drifted off during my massage at the cutest ever Spa within the Maharta Bali Hotel in Legian. I hope I didn’t snore! Maharta, a 3 star resort that has recently had a change of ownership and with the many renovations taken place, this quaint little resort’s atmosphere is thriving. It is […] /* */

Paradise Found at Alila Manggis – East Bali

Paradise Found at Alila Manggis – East Bali

May 21, 2012 15 Comments

East Bali to be honest was a place that had not crossed my mind until now…   I arrived for a few nights at Alila Manggis, a seaside beach resort very close to the town of Candidasa. It is a totally different environment to the usual tourist areas of Bali and it really is paradise […] /* */

Have A Rice Day!

Have A Rice Day!

May 15, 2012 8 Comments

How many times do we pass a Rice Paddy without sparing a thought to the farmers? Well not anymore…Not since I decided to get out there amongst a paddy to feel what it is like. Off stable ground I step foot on to the field, yet my feet keep sinking lower and lower like quicksand. […] /* */

Japan Meets Maya Sayang Villas

Japan Meets Maya Sayang Villas

May 10, 2012 8 Comments

A Touch of Japan… In a very convenient location in Seminyak I find myself at the Maya Sayang Villas. A mix between traditional Balinese and Japanese inspired architecture it really gives a point of difference to the typical style of accommodation offered in Bali. From the reception I head off in a golf buggy to […] /* */

The Day My Heart Broke in Bali

The Day My Heart Broke in Bali

April 23, 2012 14 Comments

    A short scooter ride through the back streets of Seminyak I made a visit to the YKPA Orphanage. Decrepit and run down, I couldn’t begin to imagine what life would be like for the 24 children who through no choice of there own now call this place home.   As I walked through […] /* */

Puri Cendana – Perfect for Budget Bali

Puri Cendana – Perfect for Budget Bali

April 9, 2012 1 Comment

Not a bad little find in Seminyak at $50 per night and only a two minute walk to the beach. PERFECTO! If security is an issue then maybe this isn’t the place for you!!! Padlocks for the outside and a tiny little wooden bar for inside, however after I had travelled through a great part […] /* */

Top Ten Things To Do In Ubud

Top Ten Things To Do In Ubud

March 1, 2012 2 Comments

The Famous Rice Terraces With breathtaking views of its pituresque rice terraces to its luxury resorts, Ubud is full of diversity and culture. Known as the Arts Hub of Bali it not only attracts the budget conscious backpacker looking to loose and then find themselves again after weeks of Yoga and micro diets, but now also the luxury seeking […] /* */

Legian’s Niksoma of Luxury

Legian’s Niksoma of Luxury

February 5, 2012 8 Comments

Legian Luxury!           Working my way North from Kuta I have had the pleasure of staying at the Niksoma Luxury Beach Boutique Resort in Legian which is the perfect location to watch the beautiful sunsets of Bali. It may feel as though you are one minute away from the crowds but you […] /* */

The Change of A Free Spirit

The Change of A Free Spirit

August 30, 2011 6 Comments

Clipping the wings on a ‘Free Spirit’ is like asking them not to breath… Traveling Alone…we all do it and many return home a different person. Fortunately for me, I am one of them and I have gained a greater understanding about not only the culture surrounding me but a true awarness of self. Travelling on […] /* */

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