Author: Theodora

Serenity at Como Shambhala Estate, the best hotel in Ubud.

Where Should I Stay in Ubud?

At least once a month somebody asks me, “Where should I stay in Ubud?” To which my answer is, generally, “What’s your budget?” As someone...

Golden sand islet in the Derawans, Indonesian Borneo.

Indonesia Travel Tips

With anything from 13,466 to 18,306 islands, depending who you ask, sprawling over 5,000 kilometres across the equator, Indonesia isn’t the easiest place to navigate...

Picture of attractive dessert with title Unoaked 2.01

CSI: Food

I have undergone some unpleasant eating experiences in my time. Decades have passed since I repressed my gag reflex to swallow rancid, sandy goat fat...

The curving rooftop of Gaudi's Casa Batlló against a blue sky

Why Not Try Cycling Barcelona?

Unlike Hangzhou or Amsterdam, Barcelona is not a city most associate with biking. For starters, it’s not flat. For another, the city’s municipal bike scheme...

Antique books in a library.

The Best Books About Indonesia

When it comes to books, I’m old school. I like to read books about a destination rather than Googling and, in fact, I still vastly...