Category: Bali

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...

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...

Sunset over Batu Belig beach, Bali.

41: A Difficult Birthday

As birthdays go, 40 was, surprisingly, OK. I think turning 40 is OK for most women, provided you’re vaguely “well-preserved”, simply because it sounds so...