How much should you pay for a massage in Bali? A guide

You can tell a lot about a person by the first thing they do when they enter a hotel room. Some make a beeline for bathroom to test the fluffiness of the towels,

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Bali, Indonesia: Goddess for a week

Rediscover your inner zen at this Balinese retreat for women, writes Sarah Whyte. Let’s be honest: yoga retreats are a breeding ground for cliched stereotypes. Dreadlocked hippies who don’t believe

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Top 10 bad smelling places to visit

Guidebooks are full of lists of “places to see”, but it is much harder to find out where to go to give your other senses a turn. Although tourists shouldn’t

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Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

A stay on a tiny coral cay with horse-drawn taxis tops off a Bali family holiday, writes Andrea Jones. We’ve barely swum 50 metres from the beach right in front

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Escape Haven: Ladies learning to ride waves in Bali

Facing one’s fears proves extraordinarily exhilarating, for Nina Karnikowski. I cannot do this. I am standing on the sand at Jimbaran Bay in south Bali, with rain sifting down around

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Gili Meno: The little

Ute Junker winds down on a little-known Indonesian island. The new jetty on Gili Meno is impressive, a tall construction that stretches way out into the strait. Yet our little

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The Shipping News: focus on Asia

EYES ON ASIA Asia has long been a surprisingly overlooked cruise destination, but that has changed, with more Asian ports receiving more ship visits. Next year, in celebration of its

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Bali, Indonesia: Taking care of business

Anthony Dennis takes it easy on a package holiday in Bali. The last time I visited Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport I was fleeced by two well-practised baggage hall porters

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Surfing: Five more no

GREAT ESCAPE Escape Haven runs luxury week-long surf and yoga retreats exclusively for women in Bali, Byron Bay and Sagres, Portugal. See Also Packages include surf and yoga lessons, meditation

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Twenty reasons to visit Ubud

Balinese culture and cuisine dazzle amid the rice paddies, writes Louise Southerden. 1 KINTAMANI COFFEE Kick-start your visit with an iced cappuccino at Casa Luna, part of a guesthouse and

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