Escape Nomade Promotes Wall-Free Living

“Tents are addictive,” says Anneke van Waesberghe, the founder of Escape Nomade, a Bali-based luxury tent manufacturer. For Anneke living in a tent equates to living without walls, both in the physical and psychological sense. According to her, the concept of living inside and outside simultaneously also means living in tune with nature, which in […]

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Is Bali’s heritage rice kept hostage to outdated regulations?

The recent Ubud Food Festival (UFF) hosted a number of ‘Food for Thought’ panel sessions and discussions around sustainable farming and the origins of the foods we consume. Of note was the strong message purveyed by the panellists that “consumers need to engage directly with farmers to safeguard sustainability and give farmers a better deal.” […]

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Bali’s FuckUp Nights Celebrate Failure

“Behind every failure, there’s a good story and a lesson learnt,” or so states the motto of FuckUp Nights Bali, an event that brings together four speakers who talk about their failed ventures and an audience ready to celebrate their so called fuck ups. Taking place four times a year in various locations around Ubud, […]

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Where can I refill my bottle?

Backpackers of yore started the trend  to pack their own water bottle and refill it at every opportunity. It certainly is a healthy habit and good for the planet, especially in Bali where tap water is not safe to drink and potable water is sold in throw-away bottles or single-serve cups. If you think of […]

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Zen Harmony Diving Bridges the Gap Between the Physical and the Mental

Bali is world-renowned for retreats that take a holistic approach to healing that looks at the entire person—body, mind and spirituality—rather than just a sum of parts and symptoms to be investigated individually. And some might be surprised to find that now this multi- disciplinary philosophy is also being applied to diving. Pioneered in Bali […]

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Procrastination is our favorite form of self-sabotage

The experts at Psychology Today define self-sabotage as a self-defeating action that gets in the way of your intent. Most often it takes the form of procrastination. If you’re saying to yourself you’ll do such and such right after you complete something else that is way less important but inherently more interesting, you are procrastinating […]

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OMunity Connects Visitors with the Traditions of a Village Life

The commercialisation of spirituality in Bali has been rapid, oftentime reaping little benefit other than profit for the so called ‘healers.’ Luckily, Balinese culture and traditions remain strong in many parts of the island, particularly away from the tourist enclaves of southern Bali. Located in the village of Sudaji, in north Bali, OMunity has been […]

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Mission Paws’ible Brings Hope to Bali Dogs

Bali dogs have roamed the island for thousands of years. According to the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), around 90 percent of Bali dogs have a place to which they belong, be it a family or a warung. This, however, does not always mean that they are taken care of in the Western sense of […]

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What’s your favorite earworm?

Have you been plagued by that endless repetitive tune that seemingly pops out of the blue and spontaneously plays in your head over and over and over again? Join the crowd. Almost all people experience those mind teasers called earworms. They’re also called brain worm, brain itch, stuck song or sticky music. Normally they don’t […]

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