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What does “I Love Bali” Really Mean?

Soapbox | Feb 01, 2019

“I really fell in love with Bali the first time I came here”, said one American lady I know, and she has been here a long time now. What’s surprising perhaps is that she doesn’t speak Balinese, nor Indonesian, and isn’t really up to speed on Balinese customs, rituals, beliefs, ceremonies and well, really everything […]

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The Sound and The Fury

Soapbox | Dec 03, 2018

Last month we did a round-up of nightlife options across the island and wow what options there were! There were pubs and cafes, clubs and dance venues, rooftops and beach bars all competing for those determined to make the best of every evening. And I have to say the great majority of them are well […]

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The Magic of the Beach: What Does The Beach Mean to You?

Soapbox | Jun 04, 2018

There is so much magic associated with beaches. Almost everything in life is able to be dramatised and magnified by those magnificent links between land and sea. Our childhood memories are full of sandcastles and playing in the waves with our parents, the picnics and the beach games, the kites and the buckets and spades. […]

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The 3 Best Parts of Bali’s Countryside

Soapbox | Apr 03, 2018

The expression “The Countryside” is very British don’t you think? I don’t think that the French or Germans think really in the same way, the Australians certainly don’t with their outback and bush, the Americans have their prairies and mountains, the Russians their “steppes” and the South Americans their pampas, but it is the British […]

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The Benefits of Being Well

Soapbox | Feb 28, 2018

Welcome to Bali, not only a place of spiritual tranquility but one of the world’s great “wellness” destinations. Yes, I know this word “wellness” doesn’t sit well on everyone’s ears as the older generation thinks more about health and “wellbeing”…. both of which fall nicely under the “wellness” title, but wellness is more than that. […]

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Learning to Love Bali, the Right Way

Soapbox | Feb 01, 2018

The English Heritage Society created a really meaningful “virtuous circle” which really appealed to me. A virtuous circle as opposed to the opposite, a downward cycle of destruction, is a process of self-improvement and positive reinforcement. This circle was something they had figured out worked for the appreciation and preservation of historical and cultural sites, […]

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The Hidden Truth About Bali’s Tourism

Soapbox | Jan 02, 2018

In many ways the disruption caused to Bali’s tourism industry by the continued volcanic activity has put a number of things into perspective. While I am really sad for the employees who have been laid off, the small businesses that have suffered, and the thousands evacuated from the danger zone, I have to say, seeing the […]

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