Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam
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A journey from hero to high-flyer

On my first trip to India I was a hero. And I say that in the most sarcastic, self-deprecating way possible. There were rickety two-day bus rides where toilet stops meant an open field, I booked near free accommodation with

Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam
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A journey from hero to high-flyer

On my first trip to India I was a hero. And I say that in the most sarcastic, self-deprecating way possible. There were rickety two-day bus rides where toilet stops meant an open field, I booked near free accommodation with

Bungalow hut accommodation in Kerala
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Kerala’s backwaters at Fragrant Nature Retreat

Competing with the tree-houses of Thekkady, the tea plantations of Munnar and the coastal vibes of Varkala, Kollam is no golden star on the tourist map. But for those seeking a romantic nest and the quintessential backwater experience of Kerala, parking

Bungalow hut accommodation in Kerala
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Kerala’s backwaters at Fragrant Nature Retreat

Competing with the tree-houses of Thekkady, the tea plantations of Munnar and the coastal vibes of Varkala, Kollam is no golden star on the tourist map. But for those seeking a romantic nest and the quintessential backwater experience of Kerala, parking

Sarinbuana-Eco-Lodge
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Sarinbuana: An eco lodge on “the coconut shell rock”

Just outside the retreat’s restaurant, a woman from Slovenia is sprawled out on her back on a mosey bench, staring at the stars. Without shifting her whimsical gaze, she pronounces her declaration of love: “I dreamt about being here for

Sarinbuana-Eco-Lodge
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Sarinbuana: An eco lodge on “the coconut shell rock”

Just outside the retreat’s restaurant, a woman from Slovenia is sprawled out on her back on a mosey bench, staring at the stars. Without shifting her whimsical gaze, she pronounces her declaration of love: “I dreamt about being here for

West_Bali_National_Park
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West Bali National Park and the Menjangan Eco Retreat

Ever since the fable of Bambi and the legend of Christmas, the deer has been a creature of great adoration. With heavily lashed eyelids that blink softly over brown doe-eyes, a timid nature shown in every unstable step, and an

West_Bali_National_Park
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West Bali National Park and the Menjangan Eco Retreat

Ever since the fable of Bambi and the legend of Christmas, the deer has been a creature of great adoration. With heavily lashed eyelids that blink softly over brown doe-eyes, a timid nature shown in every unstable step, and an

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival review for inBali.org
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The 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival: BALI, INDONESIA

When I first checked out the program guide for the 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, I felt a little confused. Book launches and poetry slams: great, just as I had expected. Panel discussions about environmental artists, expats in Bali

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival review for inBali.org
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The 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival: BALI, INDONESIA

When I first checked out the program guide for the 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, I felt a little confused. Book launches and poetry slams: great, just as I had expected. Panel discussions about environmental artists, expats in Bali

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Redefining opulence – a 24k gold facial in Bali.

Nothing says opulence quite like the unnecessary use of gold. A gold showerhead flooding streams of San Pellegrino from a gold water tank, 22-inch gold rims on shiny gold Rolls Royce, a bowl of faux gold fruit sitting on a

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Redefining opulence – a 24k gold facial in Bali.

Nothing says opulence quite like the unnecessary use of gold. A gold showerhead flooding streams of San Pellegrino from a gold water tank, 22-inch gold rims on shiny gold Rolls Royce, a bowl of faux gold fruit sitting on a