Dealing with Bali Belly (Traveller’s Sickness)

You’ve heard all the warnings about food in Bali and taken all the recommended precautions to avoid the infamous Bali Belly, otherwise known as Traveller’s Sickness. But, despite all that research and planning, you have ended up here. Likely meaning that it was all for nothing. Diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, aches and pains are…

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Backpackers Guide to ‘Travel in North Bali’

  North and South Bali share few similarities. The weather. The people. The environment. All drastically different despite only being separated by 50 or so kilometres. All travellers experience the South, but few make it to the North of the island. This is a mischance! The North is the place for those that want to…

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Bali’s 9 Waterfalls in 9 Days

By Gaia’s grace, we have waterfalls. Whether by the tranquil mind that comes from a raging torrent or the adventure had in trekking to these secluded locations, waterfalls seem to bring out the best in people. Bali hosts a diverse myriad of waterfalls across its small, but varied landscape. One could not hope to ever…

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Flying on a one-way ticket? Here’s how to avoid problems.

If backpacking be your intended form of travel, you will undoubtedly be purchasing a one-way ticket at some stage of your journey, just as I did. Unfortunately, if you are intending to do so in Bali you will likely be barred from entering the country. You may be able to enter other countries on a one-way ticket, but Indonesia is notably strict on its visa applicants and excessively harsh with its penalties.

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Stay away from Bali’s Tegallalang Rice Terrace!

The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is often touted as one of Bali’s must-see locations. It’s advertised throughout the airport, in taxis and in many brochures. Even many blogs recommend it. However, I find myself conflicted on whether to recommend people to visit the terraces on the base of their cultural and ecological beauty or warn people…

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The beauty of experiential travel

In recent years there has been surge in people participating in experiential travel. Companies all around the world have formed solely to cater to tourists desires for this specific facet of travel. Similar to ecotravel, it is a form of travel based on respect for a place where the guests seek to form a deep…

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How to get insta-worthy travel pics in busy locations

While traveling I quickly learned to embrace early mornings for two reasons; the soft light of the morning perfectly complements any photo and, more importantly in relation to this post, very rarely will anyone else be there and so many of the hindrances of large crowds are avoided. However, for various reasons not everyone is…

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Ecohotels Bali? Suly Resort, Yoga & Spa

On a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, I stayed at the Suly Resort, Yoga & Spa. Nestled away in the heart of Bali, just near Ubud, its natural vibe quickly drew my attention. It sits in the middle of a rice field, which can be walked at any time; it is intentionally overrun with trees…

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WWOOFing for free accomodation while travelling

So many people run into a similar dilemma while trying to travel indefinitely. Their travels are cut short because they’ve invested a large chunk of their budget into accommodation. In many cases, this single cost can account for as much as half of your budget depending on how frugal you travel. For many though, they…

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I’m an ecotraveller. How about you?

I love to travel and love nature. Something about these things seems to invigorate life and bring joy to me. While travelling I’d always found a deep pleasure in experiencing natural environments and witnessing the interactions between animals, so it deeply saddened me when I would travel to places where nature and humans didn’t coexist…

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