If you’re backpacking in Bali and you want to escape the chaotic traffic and motorbikes, the Gili Islands offer the perfect island escape. Located just off the island of Lombok to the east of Bali, the Gili Islands boast white sandy beaches and some incredible snorkelling opportunities. For information on how to get to the [...]
This was the second wedding I have actually ever been to. The first was my uncle’s when I was a bridesmaid and it wasn’t anything like this. It was winter in England and in all the wedding photos we’re holding umbrellas and grinning with rosy cheeks. The weather in Indonesia is hot and humid, much like [...]
Nice, isn’t it? This beach is in the small fishing village of Padangbai on the East Coast of Bali. Whilst I was living in Bali I visited Padangbai several times but never realised this beach existed until a friend took me to it. It’s not a ‘secret’ but it is cleverly hidden from view. Most [...]
I snapped this photo in Padangbai, Bali, at the Bloo Lagoon eco-tourism resort. This was a view from their luxury eco-villas overlooking the ocean. Padangbai is a small fishing village on the east of the island, where most tourists go to catch the ferry over to the neighbouring island of Lombok. I found it to [...]
Yes, you heard me! Even though it’s a developing country… In the Western world we think we’re so efficient these days. But on coming back to the UK I’ve noticed that somehow it was so much easier to get things done in Bali. In the UK try to achieve something and you’re likely to get [...]
After a summer spent the small town of Lagos in the Algarve, it was time to face the thought of something I hadn’t done in a while…going home. One of the main reasons for this decision was that I need to ‘sort my life out’ as many backpackers refer to it. Having NHS healthcare in [...]
I regularly receive emails from travellers asking me the top things to do on their visit to Bali. I lived in Bali for seven months and even though I was there for an extended period of time, and whilst I like to think I know a fair bit about the island, this is by no [...]
I went to see Eat Pray Love at the cinema the other day, ordinarily I would have just gone to see it because my friends were going and it’s a blockbuster movie. But this time the movie had a rather different meaning to me because I had been in Bali whilst it was being filmed. [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.