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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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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 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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My velvet escape travel tip: Bali

“My velvet escape travel tip“ is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Passport & airplane tickets: checked. […]

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The pearl of Java

Jogjakarta (Jogja), also often spelled as Yogyakarta, is a city in Central Java, Indonesia, and has for centuries been the cultural capital of Java. With its palaces, museums and countless art galleries, Jogja is definitely worth a visit of at least a few days. At the centre of the city is the beautiful kraton, or […]

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Bali ‘the island of Gods’

Bali, the ‘island of Gods’, is 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, breathtaking rice terraces, ancient palaces and temples in the hinterland to the stunning […]

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Fabulous sunsets

It’s my favourite time of the day: when the sun sets and the ensuing twilight. A dazzling display of colour, then a serene interlude before the darkness sets in. Wherever I am, I always make it a point to stop for a moment if the weather is good and enjoy the sunset. They never cease […]

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