Review: Javana Royal Villas, Bali


After saying goodbye to my beloved Dusun I had high hopes for another nearby villa – Javana Royal Villas. The online reviews had been pretty decent and on paper the place sounded amazing, but in actual fact, these “royal” villas ended up being nothing more than a royal letdown. Yes, at a glance, this villa […]

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Spectacular Sunsets at Tanah Lot


Ever since my first visit to Bali, seeing a sunset at Tanah Lot seaside temple has been something I have been itching to do. However, up until recently, the guarantee of enormous crowds of other tourists has kept me away – who really likes enormous mobs of other people? But I had been wanting to […]

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Pura Lempuyang | The Gateway to Heaven


As much as I do adore Bali, even I have to admit that the constant heavy streams of other travellers can prove a bit tiresome. Places in the region that were once ‘off the beaten track’ are quickly added onto every travellers itinerary and are quickly overrun. Finding quiet places with few other travellers is […]

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Water Temples and Waterfalls in Ubud


Before I get started with this post, I would just like to say a big ‘hello and welcome’ to all the new readers! I was featured on the WordPress ‘Discover‘ page yesterday, and as such have had a massive influx of new readers. To all of you, thank you for joining along on this journey; […]

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This week I am kicking off the first edition of a new quasi-regular blog segment – Ellen Eats! Whenever I visit a new place I will be documenting the best and worst of the foods I encounter. Today we will be eating our way through Bali, and upcoming segments will feature the foods of Thailand, […]

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Hotel Review: Dusun Villas, Bali


Yep, you are reading it right. This chica went back to Bali for the third time this year! After having a wonderful stay at the Kunja Villas in Seminyak I was pretty excited to get offered a stay at Kunja’s sister property – Dusun Villas – for a three night visit. So how did the […]

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Jungle Relaxation at the Hanging Gardens of Bali


A few months ago I had the opportunity to spend a few nights in one of the most famous hotels in all of Bali. The Hanging Gardens of Bali is located a little north of Ubud and is about a 2 hour drive out of Seminyak. This incredible hotel runs down the inside of a […]

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Kunja Villas and Spa: Heaven in the Heart of Seminyak


There is nothing quite like a little Bali getaway to recharge the batteries! It was time for me to get away from it all and truly indulge – so why not in Bali? The flights from Darwin only takeΒ around 2 hours and 25 minutes, and not only are they short, but more often than not […]

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A Day in Uluwatu


I awoke after a day exploring Balinese temples and the Ubud area bubbling to the brim with excitement! My best girl Tessa had landed in Bali and I was going to get to spend the day exploring Uluwatu with her. Her boyfriend Benno would also be joining us – but as he’s a pretty good […]

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A Little Bit of Ubud


After a pretty damn wonderful start to the day exploring a bunch of Balinese Temples – it was time to head to the gorgeous Ubud region, about a 60 minute drive north of Seminyak. The appeal of heading to this more mountainous area was a slightly cooler climate, lush forests and the (in)famous Monkey Temple! […]

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