Nusa Lembogan

Finally I have had to resign myself to the fact that today I can only squeeze in a massage and snorkel at most. As Western though patterns and chasing leaving my body, so does stress. I feel myself decompressing like a tension chamber that has become unaccustomed to it’s own internal pressure – in actual…

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Cagar Budaya Gianyar, Bali

This amazing temple is about thirty minutes drive from Ubud. I didn’t know this temple existed until my latest visit to Bali (my 12th time in the last 3 years)! It is so worth the visit. The mere fact that the caved sanctuary was built  over 1000 years old makes this place a spiritual mecca.…

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Sweet Orange Warung

This eclectic warung/bar opened by Putu last year is set amongst the rice paddies in Ubud. You need to know the secret walk way beside Starbucks. The secret rice paddy walks connects lots of hotels up the road… It’s a leisurely walk and once you are on it, it’s easy to find Sweet Orange Warung.…

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The Vatican

The Vatican , as it is referred to, is a principality inside the city of Rome. As the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, many make the pilgrimage here to pay honour to the home of the Pope and one of the strongest religions world wide. Inside the grounds of the Vatican are the Sistine…

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The Roman Forum

The grandiose centre of the Roman Empire stems from the Roman Forum. Located in central Roma, this is a must see place when in Roma. I didn’t have time to fully explore the space (it was closing as I arrived) but I got a fantastic insight to the sophistication of the Roman Civilisation from the…

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L’osteria Campo De Fiori

I am wooed into the this restaurant perched on the corner of Piazza Campo De Fiori by Zac. Located on the edge of Campo de Fiori there is plenty to watch and day dream at. There are a steady stream of restaurant guests, coming, refuelling and marching back into the hustle and bustle of central…

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Surfing Batu Balong Beach Bali

I am eagerly waiting to return to Bali this weekend where I can surf, eat organic food and catch up with friends. Bali has become a second home of sorts, with me traveling there 9-10 times in the past 3 years. Bali had never been high on my travel bucket list but after doing a…

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Waiheke Island New Zealand

Situated 40 mins by ferry from Auckland is the lovely island of Waiheke. The population is about 9000 steady residents that swells to 45,000 in summer. The scalloped wind-protected bays are delightful and on a sunny day shimmer in the light. The ferries with Fullers leave pier 2 in Auckland Wharf every thirty minutes on…

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Mona Art Gallery Hobart

Situated up the Derwent River, a twenty minute drive from the CBD of Hobart, is MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). It has only been opened since 2010 but I make sure I go there every visit. There is a solid collection of regular exhibits (the building has actually been built around several) and…

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Alpine Hiking Mt Rigi

Switzerland offers many walking adventures, many accessible from trains, furniculars, cables and car. Today we set off for a short 3 hours walk along Mt Rigi. There is a car park at the bottom and three options for getting to the start of many walks. You can walk the entire way but you would need…

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