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Gili Asahan – Settling into the Rhythm of Island Life

I won’t deny it – we aren’t sleeping well without air conditioning, and without solid walls to protect us from our natural environment. On the first night we dutifully enclose ourselves behind the mosquito nets as instructed during our welcome briefing, keeping the fans running full tilt, but we toss and turn in the stifling stillness of the night. The

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Gili Asahan – Gilligan’s Island Indonesia Style

We booked a week on Gili Asahan, on a whim, and a recommendation from a stranger; a week with no air conditioning, no internet, no hot water, rustic conditions, and limited fresh water supply (to be fair, we only found out about that upon arrival).

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Lombok – A Parched Paradise

After a busy couple of weeks exploring Singapore and Bali, we yearned for some quiet time on a beach, with nothing to do but read a good book or do a good puzzle; lately, nonograms are our favourite.  

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Bali – Travel Tips

Let’s face it, we hardly gave Bali a chance. We missed the beaches, many iconic temples, and everything else the average tourist would see. After just a few days in Ubud, we hightailed it off the island in search of something more our style – natural beauty, peace and tranquility.

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In Search of Paradise in Bali

Just the mention of Bali evokes images of a paradise – isolated expanses of powdery white sand beaches, wooden bungalows overlooking turquoise waters, stunning rainforests, and exotic temples and shrines.  I’m

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Singapore – A City in a Garden

On our first visit to Singapore, we were impressed by how green the country/city was in spite of its dense population and small landmass (about the size of Ottawa/Gatineau).  On this most recent visit, we set out to explore the city’s abundant green spaces in more depth.

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Singapore – A Foodie’s Paradise

The diversity of Singapore’s foodie scene is astonishing where old school hawker markets are as common as five-star, Michelin rated restaurants.  While Chris and I are pretty adventurous travellers, I must admit we don’t have very adventurous taste buds.  We

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