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Mangde’s tale begins in a remote Indonesian mountain village, where he farmed papayas and tended rice paddies. But where it picks up today, his story is quite different. A tour guide withRead more
Bali Urban Adventures, he is living in Bali’s largest city and meeting travellers from all over the world....
We asked Brett, our local guide inRead more
Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...
‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...Read more
Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. (Or with Patty just last year because Leslie Jones is everyone’s dream bestie.) And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared...Read more
“I would rather starve in Marrakech than be a millionaire in Alberta,” said Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most popular writers. Founded 1,000 years ago by a confederation of Berber tribes, Marrakech is the stuff of Orientalist dreams. With winding souks, stunning mosques and enchanting gardens set amongst the desert,...Read more
The city of Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is rich in culture, architecture, and character. Once known as Mogador, its modern name means “the little rampart,” a nod to the fortress walls that still enclose part of this coastal city. If you’re planning a trip, take a look through our...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
If I asked you to think of Indonesia, you’d probably conjure up images of crystal-clear water, sunset walks along coconut and palm tree-lined beaches, thatched-roof huts shading you from the warm sun, peace, serenity — realistically, you’d be describingRead more
Bali. I think it’s safe to admit that the film “Eat,...
Travelling to Portugal and checking out the sights in Lisbon? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the city, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Portuguese music you should listen to before you go, to the coolest local events you should...Read more
Travelling to Java and checking out the sights in Jakarta? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the capital, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Indonesian music you should listen to before you go, to the cool local events you should...Read more