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UWRF '17 hits Bali

It’s hard to believe that the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is turning 14 this year—but here we are, just one week out from this teenager landing in town once again. The fest began back in 2004, when Aussie expat Janet DeNeefe (and longtime Ubud resident, who also owns the delicious Indus and Casa Luna) … Continued Read more...

Nowadays, there are probably more yoga mats per square meter in Ubud than anywhere else in Bali. But before the days of spandex and bikini topped yogis wandering around on scooters, feeding on spirulina energy balls while sipping on plant milk lattes, Ubud was mostly famous for its art scene. Cata Odata is one of … Continued Read more...
Ubud is full of secrets and we are ready to give away the most secret one! Check this out: an undercover country club, complete with a rustic “village” sauna – the way they do it in the Northen Europe – plus the natural spring water pool and the prettiest verandah overlooking the lush jungle. Sounds like … Continued Read more...
Rope swinging Tarzan style? Climbing up, up, UP to the tree house, high above the ground’? Tea for two, overlooking the endless green? Yes, please! You can do all that at one-of-a-kind Bambu Indah estate: technically, it’s a hotel, but everybody’s welcome to come and enjoy this amazing space. You can wander around this bamboo Neverland, … Continued Read more...
We l.o.v.e all things arts and crafts here in our Bali Chronicles family. And these guys – Italian artisans Simonetta&Marco of Quarzia brand – are one of the most favorite couples who create magic with their own hands. Their workshop in based in Ubud, and earlier this week we sneaked in to see how is the traditional … Continued Read more...

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When Bali seems like a bustling metropolis (namely on that Canggu shortcut nowadays, hot damn!), what’s your best bet for a little tropical relaxation? Say it with us now: Nusa Lembongan! And as it’s an easy 30-minute boat ride away, Lembongan can make for a quick weekend getaway or a lengthy castaway experience — it’s … Continued Read more...
Bali certainly has no shortage of boutique hotels. And no shortage of tranquil spas. And definitely no shortage of yoga studios or chic eateries. But the brand new REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts aims to bring them all together under one tent—or rather, one jaw-droppingly gorgeous patch of sunny, breezy heaven in the hills above Geger Beach in … Continued Read more...
The pursuit of beauty is a never-ending process. Even if we’re diligent in our beauty regimen, stress, the weather and our diet can do a number on our skin. That’s why we need to subject ourselves to the expert hands of a professional every now and then. Eden Life Centres is Seminyak’s newest holistic health … Continued Read more...
Ji is a box of curiosities starting from the first steps. How to enter it, which door to pick – the Gate of Heaven, the Gate of Hate or the Gate of Love? Choices, choices…one thing you need to know for sure, whichever entrance you choose, you gonna end up in paradise anyways! Once you … Continued Read more...