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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 […] /* */

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 […] /* */

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 […] /* */

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 Truth About Cats and Dogs

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

August 5, 2011 No Comments

  Years ago on my last trip to Bali one thing that I never forgot was the ridiculous amount of mangy, starving dogs and cats roaming aimlessly around the streets of Bali. It was actually quite distressing to see. It is not that the Balinese didn’t acknowledge the issue as they would love to help but it was then, […] /* */

The Hostility of Sari Beach Inn

The Hostility of Sari Beach Inn

July 20, 2011 5 Comments

  Probably the least excited staff of any resort to greet me since my stay in Bali but considering the price of approx. $60 per night and the location on the beach in Legian I won’t take it too personally. I may not have found any luxury here but I did find it quite peaceful, relaxing […] /* */

Tanah Lots Of People

Tanah Lots Of People

June 12, 2011 2 Comments

Tanah Lot Puri – Puri meaning Temple in Balinese is one of Balis most sacred Sea Temples dedicated to the Hindu guardian spirits of the sea. It is said to be protected from evil spirits by the sea snakes that ‘apparently’ inhabit the caves surrounding. With a small donation you will find yourself in a queue waiting with […] /* */

Photo Friday – Gianyar Night Market

Photo Friday – Gianyar Night Market

June 10, 2011 1 Comment

A must on your Bali – To – Do List. Between Denpasar and Ubud you will find this market open daily but not until the sun goes down as this is Gianyars famous Night Market. With the site and aromas of curries and freshly cooked pork and duck your senses will be heightened as there is so […] /* */

Biggest Losers’ Shannon – Keeping Fit In Bali

Biggest Losers’ Shannon – Keeping Fit In Bali

May 29, 2011 3 Comments

  “You Play, You Pay” Says our Shannon from Australia’s Biggest Loser series. Shannon is in Bali having a few well deserved weeks off inbetween filming seasons but that doesn’t mean he can afford to let himself go either. He must return to Australia for media commitments so he needs to remain inshape during his time holidaying in beautiful […] /* */

Monkeying Around In Ubud

Monkeying Around In Ubud

May 25, 2011 3 Comments

Take Note this is the last photo you see of me in The Monkey Forest due to a mild phobia my travel buddy has with monkeys…haha! On my own from this point I entered the Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud which is home to over three hundred Macquees and let me tell you…they are a little bit intimidating, especially […] /* */

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