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7 Things To Do in the Gili Islands for Mindful Travellers

Here are the 7 best things to do in the Gili Islands for mindful travellers. This guide to mindful fun is part one of our Mindful Travel Guide to the Gilis. When I first read about the Gili Islands, they sounded like my version of tourist hell — a place for backpackers who wanted to […]

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best place to stay in lombok

Is This Cosy Retreat the Best Place to Stay in Lombok?

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Lombok, Indonesia, you may have just found it. If you want relaxation and romance with an outstanding view from not one, but two infinity pools, The Puncak is waiting to welcome you. As I ascend the staircase that leads to the outdoor lobby of The […]

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mount rinjani trek

7 Essential Tips for Surviving a Mount Rinjani Trek

If you think you’re tough enough to handle a Mount Rinjani Trek, read on to discover the 7 essential tips you need to know to make the most of your Rinjani tour. I’ve been tossing and turning in my sleeping bag since 8pm. It’s now 2am and all I can hear is the wind whipping […]

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Bringing in the crops - Travel Bali

11 Bali Travel Photos To Make You Book Your Flight

Legendary Bali, with its mystical culture and tropical climate, is a life-changing place for many visitors. Its combination of awe-inspiring nature, spiritual culture, perfect beach weather, and unique shopping experiences means that Bali is a hotspot on the tourist trail, not only for Westerners, but for people from all corners of the world. There is […]

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Shots From Nusa Penida

I was going to write a post about how Ubud is not the paradise many people claim it to be (too much traffic! too many tourists!). Then I decided it would be better to share our photos from Nusa Penida, an island not far off the coast of Bali which is pretty heavenly. Here’s a […]

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Tiny Dancer

15,720 km so far. Being off the bikes has made keeping up with writing a little more difficult. Our routine has dissolved into nothing, leaving us undisciplined when it comes to getting our work done. I completely forgot to make notes for today, so two days later, as I write this, I am blanking on […]

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Balinese Zen

15,706 km so far. Getting around Bali is not a walk in the park. I had set up a meeting for this morning with the owners of Desa Seni, an eco-village resort (their name means Art Village), not 30 km from where we are staying. Because traffic can be crazy and the hills are steep […]

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

15,706 km so far. We are now officially off our bikes. Our journey isn’t over, and we may yet do some cycling on Bali, but we will be spending the next few weeks adjusting to a different pace of life and figuring out how to re-enter normal society. We’ve decided to keep writing until August […]

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Last Day On The Road

15,706 km so far. Maybe it was the terrible sleep we both had last night, with wild dreams caused by overly rich food too close to bedtime. Maybe it was the exhaustion from one too many tough rides in a row. Maybe it was the heightened aggression of the traffic. Maybe some planet was in […]

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Bali, Hi

15,604 km so far. A little more than 15 months ago Jane and I dreamed our trip would one day bring us to Bali. When we were in Berlin in September last year, the dream started seeming realistic enough for us to print “Beijing to Bali” cards for the second half of our trip. In […]

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