Putting Things in Proportion

Soapbox | Oct 01, 2015

Did you know that a Balinese house is built directly in proportion to the size of its owner? If you visit an absolutely traditional Balinese house, you will discover a lot of really logical things and many meaningful ones too. (But of course finding a traditional house is getting much harder!). First of all a […]

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I Hope You Are Hungry

Soapbox | Sep 02, 2015

This month we feature FOOD, so whet your appetites, get into the gym, pour the cocktails, and sharpen the carving knife; you are in the right place for the culinary experience of a lifetime. Paris, Rome, London and New York are the culinary capitals of the Western World we are told, with Sydney, Singapore and […]

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Finding “Real” Bali

Soapbox | Jul 31, 2015

Bali is one of the most sought after island destinations in the world, with its amazing combination of natural beauty, culture, landscape, entertainment, festivals, spas, attractions, sport, wining and dining and of course, shopping. So welcome, you will have a lot of fun! One of my obsessions however is that everybody who visits Bali should […]

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Laid-Back And Trashed

Soapbox | Jul 02, 2015

Welcome to Bali! It’s the beginning of the high season and that means party time on the island. But that doesn’t mean that everyone wants to party! One of the delights of the island used to be its peaceful, sleepy atmosphere with everyone laid-back and relaxed. Now ‘relaxed’ has become ‘chilled’ and ‘laid-back’ needs high […]

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Dig Deep And Splash Out

Soapbox | Jun 01, 2015

Welcome to Bali! A wealth of extraordinary experiences awaits you if you plan your holiday correctly, so start planning now and don’t leave it too late! The whole point of being on holiday is to refresh and revitalise yourself is it not? No, that doesn’t mean ten days sitting by the pool, although for many […]

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Soapbox | May 04, 2015

Welcome to Bali and I hope you are not feeling too good. I’m sorry that doesn’t sound like a great welcome but there is a reason for it! Over the years Bali has become a major centrefor the “wellness” business which combines traditional and non-traditional methods of reviving tired bodies (and minds!) and has probably […]

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Welcome To Bali

Soapbox | Apr 01, 2015

This issue is a first for us, focusing on “Sunsets”, but I think it’s a great idea. This magazine has a very clear philosophy, supporting culture, heritage, nature and all things relating to “Real Bali”. Over the years we have written about fields and mountains, rivers and lagoons, dances and ceremonies, but something that everyone […]

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Welcome To The World’s Greatest Archipelago

Soapbox | Feb 27, 2015

The very idea of an island is so full of romance and mystery that we can lose perspective that it is just a piece of land surrounded by water. But it’s that separation, that distance, that difficulty of access, that feeling of isolation that feeds the magic. Bali is an island but is so big […]

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Welcome To BALI!

Soapbox | Feb 04, 2015

  It wasn’t very long ago that Bali was frequently being awarded “Best Island in the World” by prominent travel organisations and publications. Sadly that doesn’t seem to be happening any more. Why? Well it’s not because of the standard of the top level hotels (where you will probably be reading this!). They have got […]

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