The Truth About the Gili Islands: What are they Really Like?

The Gili Islands are three small islands immediately off the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia. A hazy history shows that they only began to be significantly populated from the mid-seventies, and today there are around 1000 local families living across the 3 landmasses. Gili Trawangan, which is the most westerly island, is the largest…

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Bali Bucket List: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

Before I got to Bali, there was only one activity that I was desperate to do during my visit, and that was to see the sunrise on the top of Mount Batur. Australia and New Zealand were full of hikes and breathtaking auroras, but I had yet to combine the two. While Mount Batur in…

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Bali’s Best Healthy Cafés on a Budget

Anyone who loves all food that’s plant-based, organic, ‘super’ and ‘clean’, just like I do, will know that Bali has a special reputation for being the mecca of this type of cuisine. It’s less to do with Indonesian food following those principles, and more the fact that Bali has become a hub of bohemian spirituality…

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