Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

An afternoon in the life of a travel writer

[words and pic by Narina Exelby]  The only constant in life is change. I know this old adage is a little, well… *yawns*… but it’s a very apt description of … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Food: a journey between homes

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph by Mark Eveleigh] My life is so different from what it once was. I think these words often; usually when I’m crouched next to … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 12 Comments

Ketut, a traditional Balinese healer in Ubud

Ketut, with a picture of his mother. [words and photograph by Mark Eveleigh] “I can’t cure black magic. I’m not a magician. I’m just Ketut.” As he tells me this Ketut … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

The best of Bali for kids

[intro by Mark Eveleigh / words by Lucia Eveleigh Montes] Bali… Land of fairytales and cloud-capped volcanoes that rise like mountains in the sky. Mysterious temples inhabited by enchanting copper-skinned … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

How to build a Balinese kite

[words and photographs by Narina Exelby] Sometimes it’s the most simple moments that bring unexpected joy. Like taking that first sip of the perfect cup of chai tea, or finding … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why I love Bali – by our youngest travel blogger

[words by Lucia Eveleigh Montes / photograph by Mark Eveleigh] i am a litle spanish girl and Bali is very different from my home in Pamplona my city, my little … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

Why do they call Bali “Morning of the Earth”?

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photo by Narina Exelby] Life can have changed little in rural Western Bali over the centuries, yet our little Bamboo House seems very different every … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Doing time – in a Hoga Island hammock

[words © Mark Eveleigh] Shortly before dawn I’m woken by a sound that seems at once very familiar and yet intensely exotic. At first I think that the rhythmic tack-tack is the … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Words to travel by

[words and photograph by Narina Exelby]

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to make the most of your coffee break

[words Narina Exelby / photograph Mark Eveleigh] One of the things I love about Indonesia is the casual pace at which life happens. Need your laundry done today? No problem … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Top two tips for exploring Indonesia

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] There are few places in the world – however remote – that cannot be explored if you have reliable, knowledgeable local contacts. Whether you’re planning … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Have maternity leave, will backpack

[words and photograph © Christopher Herwig / The WideAngle] Maternity leave should be a time for caring for your new bundle of joy, feeding him, changing his diapers and rocking him … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Behind the lens: Baba G

[words and photograph © Ingetje Tadros / The WideAngle] I was staying in Varanasi, India, when I shot this image. One day I decided to go for a very early … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment