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The Haven Bali Berawa Canggu Canggu is becoming in my opinion the best place to visit South Bali, or just for a quick one night, after flying back in or before you fly back out.  The welcome at The Haven Berawa was excellent. I arrived in the night, the staff welcomed me on the parking, carried my luggage to the room, I recieved a fresh welcome drink, I think it was ginger… Read More

The chillhouse is a surf and yoga retreat. As they say they are different, and I have to say they are. They’ve managed to create a little garden of eden with surf & yoga retreats year round.      The eco- save the planet spirit is announced as soon as you arrive. The walls facing the street are sending eco- responsible messages out to the world, they have an organic café, an… Read More

Rock-N-Reef Uluwatu  After an exciting ride through Bali’s most busy parts. The driver Wayan droped us in front of a massive wooden sliding portal, my friend straight away took the handle and slided the door open. The Balinese driver gently suggested to observe the signs. Haha, next to the portal was a tiny path, which indicated the location of rock-n-reef, our actual accommodation :), was down the hill.    We decended about… Read More

Bow your head in gratitude, said the yoga teacher. Opening my eyes on Bali’s volcano, Agung. I was getting filled with pure morning light.  The perfect way to start the day.     A combination of stretching and slow movements that in the end felt much stronger then he power power power yoga we ‘re used to in Europe or Australia.  Chiara, the yoga teacher is filled with Love and gratitude and she… Read More

Relax your mind, indulge your soul; is the motto of Boreh Pijat Salon & Spa.     Boreh is a scrub with a variety of Balinese spices. Start off with a 60 min Balinese massage, a combination of stretching and pressure point to grt rid of any tentions you have in tour body ❤️ The masseuse will then apply the boreh paste all over your relaxed body, you’ll get into the herbal sauna and… Read More

Penestanan is my favorite area in Ubud. Its a place for healing and meditation, meeting interesting and creative people, many expats live in Penestenan; walk up the steps to paradise.     Bambu spirit, the meeting place of Ubud’s artists and locals alike, offers a delicious sunday buffet. The owner prepares delicious salads with fresh vegetable. Healthy and delicious is what this magical place stands for. Plus the host is warm and welcoming…. Read More

One of my lovely guests told me: “Julie, when you go to Ubud, you have to go see the sound healer, he is amaaazing!”So off course I did 😀 As he says so well, it is very hard to describe what he does exactly. Whithout a doubt, I would say the same to you: “Readers, when you go to Ubud, you have to go see the sound healer, he is amaaazing!” I’ll… Read More

Just give Wayan a call. 081338575448 He’ll drop it off and pick it up. If you’re coming from Gili, he can meet you at coco market. Where the shuttle drops you off. Book now:  5 days healing experience amid the Balinese rice paddies, mountains, valleys and jungle. http://www.GiliTA.com/contact.

Ubud is known to be THE place to practice yoga, meditation, get enlightened and heal.  Yes, off course we agree. Thats exactly what the name stands for and it is. Unfortunately too much tourism, kills the tourism.  A few years ago, the Yogabarn was THE place to be. I’m affraid today it has lost some of its original charms in my opinion. A friend of mine, quiet the introvert went to Ubud… Read More

After a busy and cheerful long high season in Gili Air. Time for a reboot! 😜 Here we go! We’ve designed a new trip for us, and off course also for all of you. Do you feel like lately you’ve been pushing a little over your limits?  Does a healing weekend amid the Balinese rice paddies, mountains, valleys and jungle sound appealing? Then follow us for the next 5 days and book… Read More

Luxury Lodging with Taste at Slow Private Pool Villas, Gili Air, Lombok Get some fresh air in Munduk Moding plantation’s hill station, Munduk, Bali  Lodge in great thematic villas with style, above water in Ubud, Bali     The Gili Islands are three small islands, just 1h30 boat ride from Bali, off Lombok. There are no motorized vehicles on the islands. The only way to get around is by Gili Taxi (horse- carts), by… Read More

In less then 2 weeks time I had to re- orient my life. A job I took didn’t work out and I was given 14 days to leave Gili Air. Gili Air has been my Home away from Home for the past year and a half, a tiny little island that lies between Lombok and Bali, in Indonesia. Luckily 6 months ago I’d already applied for an Australian Working Holiday Visa, a… Read More