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...

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...

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...

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...

// // 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...

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...

I must admit I'm known as a little bit of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas, but that was until I had my first Ku De Ta Christmas here in Bali, where the sun was shining, children were having their faces painted, eating candyfloss,...