Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

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

Surfing without sight: A lesson in bravery

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The biggest life lessons are often learnt when you least expect them – like, for example, when you’re slurping a banana milkshake on the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Behind the lens: The magic of flight

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] There is an island in the far north of Seychelles that twitters with magic. It’s a place where the sky is big and where … Continue reading

June 10, 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

Bali – island of demons

It’s been a while since our last post, but we can’t stay for a chat – we’re literally running out the door to find us some demons. Here’s why… We … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Indonesia: Jakarta, behind the lens

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Jakarta’s Sunda Kelapa harbour is the perfect place for a first introduction to the span and diversity of Indonesia, one of the world’s most exciting … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Bali, behind the lens

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] It is not easy to get to the ancient Balinese cemetery near Trunyan village. It’s accessible only by boat and even under a bright Balinese sun, … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

“Fear and loathing” in Lamu?

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Few tourists who arrive in Lamu have much of a grasp of Swahili. There are two phrases that you’ll hear so often within your first day … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ganglands part III: Madagascar’s Wild West

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] On the wall of my apartment I still have the short stabbing-spear that was given to me by the headwoman of a tiny hamlet … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Madagascar: place of mystery

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] More than 700 years ago Marco Polo wrote of a ‘great red island’ that was rumoured to lie off the coast of Africa. In … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

How to find Borneo’s heart of darkness

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] You travel for two days and nights between riverbanks that are an unchanging and never-ending line of shimmering forest. Two days more and the banks … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: Lizard daze

[words and photographs © Narina Exelby] Sometimes your days don’t work out as you’d planned – and they become better for it. Last week I was staying in a very … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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