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

How to travel like a pro

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] What’s the secret to stepping off a plane and looking like you know exactly what you’re doing? To avoiding … Continue reading

September 3, 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

A surf adventure: the Gulf’s best waves

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] In all the landscape around me nothing moved but a single skittish little dust-devil, last testament to a 500-metre-high wall of sand that had blasted … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Night of the turtle invasion

[words © Mark Eveleigh] The sun rose on a battlefield that was thick with flying dust. Hunched shapes lay in tortured postures, writhing on the sand. Others crawled, inch by painful inch, … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 2 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

For blood and glory

[words by Mark Eveleigh] “There may be some blood,” the Samburu elder warns me. “But not too much.” The sight of blood is something I’ve always tried to avoid. More … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Baggage claim

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The things you own end up owning you, so they say. It is true that we can get by on the road with far less … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

The teachings of Don Ignacio

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The chilled mountain mist that sits heavily in the cobbled lanes is beginning to rise as the Guatemalan sun heats up. On the steps of … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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