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

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

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

Behind the lens: The memory of dust

[words by Narina Exelby] My favourite way to travel is by road. By car, motorbike, bicycle, foot, 4×4 – as long as I have the power to stop when I … Continue reading

July 20, 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

Will I cry…?

[words by Narina Exelby / map by Jessica Durrant] Will I cry when I hear news of Nelson Mandela’s passing? It’s something I’ve wondered often these past few weeks. Continents away from … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 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

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