Asia

  •   Bali is a far-flung gateway to exotic and spellbinding wonders. Indonesia has over 17,000 islands spread between Asia and mainland China. Brimming with 246 million people, Bali is the only island that is Hindu in the whole archipelago, and that is a draw for many visitors. The island’s terrain is diverse and is largely volcanic. See cloud kis

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  • May 1, 2015

        Funding your long terms travel plans does require planning. Unless you are funding your own way with savings, you will need a job to pay for your travels. Here a few positions to consider.   ESL Teacher     Teaching English abroad is a popular job. Many countries are desperate to hire teachers with or

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  • Feb 18, 2015

    [caption id="attachment_2078" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dai pai dong. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] Dining out in Hong Kong is second nature to locals. Meals are cheaply priced and richly flavored with a wide variety to suit any palate. Many restaurants stick to one dish that they do well, like barbequed goose or snake soup. You will often find

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  • Jul 22, 2014

    Greetings! This week I did a quick video on one of my favorite temples in Bali, Uluwatu.  Hope you like.  Until next time.     [vimeo http://vimeo.com/101350936]

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  • Jul 8, 2014

            Hello!  I have published my first e-book: 'Eat, Pray, Stay for Days: A Guide to Long Term Travel in Bali.'  It is available for free download until July 12, 2014.  Please download and leave a review on Amazon.  Click on the link below.  Thanks so much for your continued support and interest in my journey.   http:

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  • Jul 2, 2014

      FC Residence is an exclusive eight -bedroom property in tranquil Pererenan. South Bali has become very busy and at times feel over-crowded. Pererenan is the exception. Located just outside Canggu, Pererenan still holds on to the serenity that is the ‘Old Bali’ charm. Emerald rice fields litter the landscape, banana trees hang over narrow roads an

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  • May 29, 2014

      I was the last one to board the tour bus. As I made my way to my seat I noticed their curious glances up at me. I settled into a window seat and a few turned heads turned to look back at me. I smiled reassuringly.   I was traveling solo. As the tour progressed from one Taiwanese attraction to the next their glances turned into stares. A petite wom

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  • May 25, 2014

      Greetings! Last week I was in Hong Kong.  I needed a change of scenery from my beachy island life.  I wanted to walk on flat surface in heels, I wanted to take an MTR, hop on bus and sip coffee in a paper cup with the cardboard thingy around it and the cup's lid didn't have to be taped shut.  Thousands of people visit Bali to get away and here I

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  • Hello! I just wanted share with you my feature in Ebony.com on being an expat in Bali.  I know I've been quiet on here.  I've been busy planning my new ventures into full time freelance writing and writing an e-book on long term travel in Bali.  Watch this space for my book launch!  In the meantime, please read the article and leave comments on the Ebon

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  •   I needed to try something different.  I was going through some personal issues and needed to cut through the clutter and get away to the mountains.  A co-worker referred me to the Bali Silent Retreat in Batukaru, an hour and a half from Ubud.  The premise of the silent retreat is no talking, no phones, no gadgets, no computers and non-violence. 

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