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Village Life
The beauty of village life in Flores, the people and their powerful connection to the land and ocean is the foundation of family, community, industry and the spiritual beliefs...
The Do's and Dont's when visiting Flores
Holidays are all about being care-free and living in the moment; enjoying the environment and the culture around you and leaving your every-day worries behind. Flores is THE hot-spot...
THE AMAZING KOMANG
As Toko Emporium lovers, you would have watched our story unfold over the years, with travels and adventures as I source incredible pieces and inspiration from all over the world...
The Bajau People
The Bajau people are the sea gypsies of Flores, a sub-group of the Sama-Bajau people found throughout South-East Asia. Known for their nomadic, sea-faring existence, the Bajo...
Chillies of Flores
Like all Indonesians, the people of Flores love their chillies. Sambal is usually a part of every meal, or at least offered on the side. There are all kinds of sambals; sweeter....
Diving in Flores
Flores, meaning flowers in Portuguese, could be named due to the beautiful landscape you see along the coast, on the mountains and in the villages. It could also be called Flores because...
The Flores Foodscape
Indonesia is home to many distinct food styles, with each cultural group and village varying the way they prepare similar dishes according to their own tradition and seasonal produce...
China Blog
Shanghai Baby! I have been very lucky since coming to Bali and starting The Travellist, so many incredible opportunities to work with some truly fabulous people...
IDC with Kim
I always knew my friend Kim was a great diver and although I don’t dive, I have promised her that if I ever dive, it will definitely be with her. I may have had a...
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
By now, you have probably noticed all the posts we are doing for An Evening on the Green – Bali’s only collaborative charity event representing five groups this year, all...
The Significance of Ghosts in Bali
I’ve told a few people about a ghost experience I’ve had on Lembongan. I’m not sure how I feel about ghosts honestly, I never believed before but something about Bali....
How I Got to Bali
The other day I found a diary I was keeping from about four years ago. Like any notebook I own, there were lists and numbers and crazy notes in columns that looked more like chicken....
Are you safe in Indonesia?
I’ve debated writing this blog for some time, because it’s topical, it divides opinions and could possibly attract some negative attention. I try to keep this website more cheery ....
Menjangan
Last week I ‘discovered’ a side to Bali I honestly didn’t think existed; a quiet, calm, and virtually untouched Bali – Menjangan. Located about a four hour drive and a short....
Furniture Blog
Living in Bali means being surrounded by beautiful art, paintings, statues and furniture. So when I finally found my dream home (moving blog out soon), I couldn’t wait to invest in ....
USA Blog
At first, I thought I would write a food blog while in the USA, and I will at a later stage, but it felt almost like I was ignoring the elephant in the room if I didn’t discuss the trip in light of current ....
Australian Consul-General Blog, Part 2
Last week I ‘introduced’ you to Dr Helena Studdert, our Australian Consul-General in Bali. I have loved getting all the questions and feedback so I’m hoping this blog....
AUSTRALIAN CONSUL-GENERAL IN BALI - Part One
When I was a kid, I used to tell my parents I wanted to be a business woman or a politician because they got to wear nice clothes and carry briefcases. When I got a little older...
Breakfast in Sanur
A little while ago, I was asked for advice on the best places to breakfast with kids. Then someone asked about the best places for a really different breakfast...