Category Archives: Indonesia

My life is not a ‘permanent vacation’

I updated my Facebook status a while back, and a friend commented partially in jest that they thought my life was a ‘permanent vacation’.  I’ve known this friend since I was 4, and while I knew she was kidding around a … Continue reading

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Eight random, and hopefully helpful, tips about travel

In my experience of travelling, I have learned a few practical things that I thought I would pass along to help make your journeys a bit easier: 1. Have a travelling ‘comfort kit’. Mine includes earplugs, hair elastics, bobby pins, eye … Continue reading

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One blog a week!

Happy 2014!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and has already started planning their travels for the coming weeks and months. As usual, I really don’t know what the next year will bring.  One goal of mine for … Continue reading

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Happy Travel Anniversary to me!

Three years ago, I left Vancouver for South Africa via London, with plans and planes booked to spend time in Asia and Australia, and anywhere else in between.  We all know how that one turned out: I started diving in … Continue reading

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To snap or not to snap?

As my time here on Amorgos starts drawing to a close (just over 3 weeks left, eek!) I find myself looking back through my pictures more and more . . . and noticing that I don’t have very many!  Usually … Continue reading

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Bali: Last week in Paradise?

For my last week in Bali, I foolishly left that amazing island and took a fast ferry to Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three Gili Islands, that are located near the island of Lombok, across the Lombok Strait to the east … Continue reading

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Bali: Kultural Kuta

My last post about Bali, and I finally found some culture in a place where I thought there was none – Kuta! After a few semi-hectic, and semi-boring days on Gili Trawangan, it was time to get back to Bali in … Continue reading

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Bali: Expat Ubud, Cuban Style

After 3 hectic days of sightseeing, and driving seemingly endless hours on Bali’s not so great roads, it was time for some serious ‘me’ time.  On my last Saturday in Ubud, I slept in, ate a fantastic local lunch, and spent … Continue reading

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Bali: Water and Elephants

The following day Agus from Perama Tours picked me up at the corner of Raya Ubud and Jalan Kajeng at 9:30 with Dana, a lovely German backpacker in tow.  We set off for the coast immediately, and stopped at Taman Ayun along the way.  Taman means ‘garden’ … Continue reading

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Bali: ‘Archaeology’ and more temples

I arrived back in Ubud from Sanur to the same place I had left: Shanti Homestay.  They welcomed me back like I was family and I was given the same room that Alexandra and I had shared nearly two weeks before.  I needed … Continue reading

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