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My velvet escape travel tip: Gili Meno island, Indonesia

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Today’s guest post is by Lisa Egle who describes her little piece of paradise in Indonesia. Serene […]

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Finding serenity, bliss and peace in Bali

A guest post by Candace Rose Rardon. It seems an unfair choice to have to make – deciding between serenity, bliss or peace. Can’t I have them all? But here in the Beach Spa of Orient Express’ Jimbaran Puri Bali resort, tucked away on the narrow isthmus connecting mainland Bali with the island’s southern Bukit […]

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Ten things to do in Bali

Bali, one of more than 14,000 isles in the Indonesian archipelago, is inhabited by warm and friendly people with a distinct Hindu culture, and exudes a charm and beauty that is truly unique. From its majestic volcanoes, verdant rice terraces, ancient palaces and temples in the hinterland to the stunning beaches, spas and magnificent hotels […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Canggu, Bali

A gorgeous sunset at Echo Beach, Canggu in Bali. Read the accompanying post: ‘Enchanting sunsets in Bali‘. See other Velvet moments: Millau Viaduct, France Masaai Mara, Kenya Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina The Great Ocean Road, Australia

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Bali rice terraces

The lush, green rice terraces of Tegallalang, Bali. Read the accompanying post: ‘A Day Out in Bali‘. See other Velvet moments: La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Spain Mt. Vesuvius, Italy Zanzibar, Tanzania Lago Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile Bora Bora, French Polynesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina m4s0n501

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Sacred Water Temple, Bali

Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia. Read the accompanying post: “A Day Out in Bali“. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina The Great Ocean Road, Australia […]

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Enchanting sunsets in Bali

There are many things I find truly enchanting in Bali. The amazing sunsets are one of them. I’ve seen some of the most spectacular sunsets in Bali and I’ve taken countless photos of them. Here’s my little tribute to: the enchanting sunsets of Bali… Fishing boats, Jimbaran. Winner of the Matador Network Travel Therapy contest. […]

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A day out in Bali

Bali is a heavenly place. Each time I come here, I feel so relaxed and all I want to do is lounge at the pool, the beach or at one of the many beachside cafés. Only Bali can separate me from my blog (for two whole days!) :-). I’m not sure how to explain it – […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia Read the accompanying post: Bali, the island of Gods

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Seminyak, Bali

What: Grilled soy-glazed tuna with honey & cardamom, and served with a cucumber, avocado, red & green pepper salad. Where: Chandi, Seminyak, Bali Note: OMG! This was probably the most divine tuna steak I’ve had in a very long time. Grilled medium-rare, the texture was slightly crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. […]

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