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

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

10 tips for small hotels

[words by Mark Eveleigh & Narina Exelby] As travel journalists, over the course of the past year we have stayed in more than 60 mid- to low-range “boutique” hotels and … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

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

The beast that kills with one leap

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] I am on my hands and knees on the jungle floor trying to blend in with dozens of white-nosed coatis. All around me the undergrowth … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Chasing the big picture

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Eric Nathan, The WideAngle] An experienced BBC photographer once summed up the challenges faced by assignment photographers about as succinctly as I’ve ever heard … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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