This was the highlight of our trip to Bali even if we only spent a few hours here…it was worth it. The Monkey Sanctuary or as it is official known – Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, is on the outskirts of Ubud town and is owned by the Padangtegal Villagers. It is approximately 27 acres … More Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Ubud.
When I arrived in Bali I knew that I wanted to get some tattoos done, they are a lot cheaper than at home and Mum had got some done on a previous trip so I knew that the guy she recommended wasn’t going to scar me for life with some crap design. I spent hours … More A Tattoo or Two…
As part of this two, destination trip we had decided to visit Bali but after many hours of trawling the Internet and unable to find anywhere to stay that resembled the peace and tranquility of our temporary home in Thailand, we then decided to just visit for a week. Our last trip to Bali was … More Ubud – Eat, Pray, Love or Traffic, Noise and Mayhem?
So, after a year or so on from our travels and dealing with a ‘normal life’…jobs, houses, bills etc..we decided that in general REALITY SUCKS and so decided to shake things up a bit. Left our jobs, put the entire contents of our house in storage and decided to have ourselves a mini adventure… The … More Hannah & Sally’s Mini Adventure
Part of the reason for wanting to visit Bali, was the preconception of this beautiful island with its stunning scenery, warm people and spiritual values. The reason for visiting Ubud, rather than one of the wonderful beach resorts was due to Elizabeth Gilbert and her lovely book, Eat, Pray, Love and the subsequent fil made … More What Ubud, Bali Means To Us
Travelling all over the world and spending day after day out of the confines of the hotel, apartment or villa, means that you have to find somewhere to pee. It has become very apparent however that wherever you are, public toilets are in short supply…which is bad new for a full bladder!! In hot countries, where … More Where’s The Toilet Please?
One thing that I absolutely wanted to do whist travelling was to get a tattoo. When we travelled to Thailand 9 years ago, a memento that myself and my sisters got was a tattoo…4 stars representing the 4 girls in our family. This tattoo isn’t the most artistically perfect as our tattooist spoke hardly any … More Getting a Tattoo In Ubud
We left the U.K on the 21st October, 2014, initially as a group of three and then after eight months continued as a group of two. So far, we have visited thirteen countries and to celebrate this we have decided to put together a collection of memories from each country, and you can take a … More 365 Days On The Road….Happy Anniversary To Us
There is no doubt, that going travelling with at first two, and then one beautiful young women in their 20’s, when you are past the mid 50 mark….is not easy. With their youthful bodies, their rosy glow, shining eyes, lack of grey hair and no wrinkles, they always look good – even in their tatty … More Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
Our home for the month here in Ubud, is actually about a 20/30 minute walk outside of the centre….the timing being dependent mainly on the heat! Going into Ubud is downhill and we are often much more excited to be going there to do or see something whilst the walk home is uphill and often … More Our Home in Ubud