Health Benefits of being in Nature

Sorry for my absence over the last couple of weeks! Things have been a little hectic round here and to be completely honest, I’ve not…

How to travel when you can’t …

“Yes, I love to travel! I can just never afford it” Words we hear ourselves say over and over, whether we’re talking in terms of…

Adventures in Bali | Day 8 | It’s not …

We ordered a taxi from the hotel to Kuta where Chris and Annika were staying for a few days, but on the way managed to bargain with our driver who agreed to take us to Kuta, then up to Tanah Lot, wait for us there for a few hours, then back to Kuta to drop Chris, Annika and I off and then drop Tony back in Sanur all for 500,000IDR (which was about £30 for all 4 of us)! I don’t care what you say, if you are an experienced Balinese-haggler or whatever, but I was pretty pleased with paying less than a tenner for a private taxi service for the day!

Adventures in Bali | Day 7 | Pura Ulun Danu …

Hello there friends! We are on to the last full day of my Bali adventure tour with Intrepid. If you’ve not read the previous posts…

Adventures in Bali | Day 6 | Headless chickens and …

Welcome back to my Adventures in Bali series! I’d originally intended on doing one post for the Intrepid tour and one post for the few…

Adventures in Bali | Day 5 | Getting over my …

On our final snorkel, I swam over the most beautiful shell I’ve ever seen in my life. It was just glowing up at me from the sea bed, and I didn’t dare go near it for fear of breaking it. Moments later, our guide swam up behind me and held the shell out to me (as he had done previously with a puffer fish and a star fish). I took it, very carefully, and admired its pure beauty: the swirling patterns and gorgeous sandy coloured shades. Just then, a wave knocked me off my balance…

Adventures in Bali | Day 4 | Incredible sunrise trek …

For about 20/30 minutes the pace was fast but it was relatively flat, and we were able to push on even as we started to climb. As we went along, I started chatting to our guide, Widi as I was right behind her. I was utterly astounded to hear that she goes to Mount Batur to guide tourists to the summit, and on her return she then goes to school. 6 days a week.