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February 2012

The spell of Gili Trawangan: sincere or a sham?

As soon as I said I was going to Bali, it seemed like everyone told me to go to Gili Trawangan. More fun, more beautiful, more laid-back: the island was everything that Bali used to be. There is a slightly faded charm to biggest of the group...
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Postcard from Ubud Market

If food is the heart of a culture, then markets are its oxygen. Markets are the life source of a community: a place not only to buy and sell sustenance, but to exchange stories, recipes and smiles.   Ubud Market was no exception: it...
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First impressions of Bali

Bali was my way of baby steps into Asia. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I wasn’t sure what sort of Westerner I’d be. Would I fall in love with the culture and the scenery and the people and the fact that everything is cheap as chips? Or would I be...
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What Mimi taught me about traveling

My grandmother is easily one of my favorite people to share a drink with: whether it’s a glass of pink champagne or a can of Budweiser, Mimi is always a wealth of stories and laughs. She’s easily the nicest person I know, is a talented (and...
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An Aboriginal experience in Western Australia

Aboriginals in Australia tend to be a touchy subject. (I’m not saying it’s right, I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying it is). The relationship between white Australians and indigenous Australians is not always easy going. And despite the...
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Postcard from the Great Australian Bight

Before we rocked up to the dramatic vertical cliffs dropping straight into the ocean, I had never heard of the Great Australian Bight. I didn’t even know what a bight was. To be honest, I still don’t.  (Although I did decide it would be responsible...
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Five non-wine things to do in Margaret River

Sure, the wine is the main reason most people go to Margaret River. But it is fully possible to have a brilliant time in this adorable seaside town south of Perth without stepping foot in a vineyard. If you do want to go wine tasting, give...
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