Tag Archive: Bali

May 14

Best of Bali – The Things We Love About Indonesia’s Beguiling Island

We’re back in Bangkok, we’ve just spent six months in Vietnam, and we’re still sharing stories from Australia with you, so why on earth are we posting about the best of Bali you’re probably asking. Well, knowing we loved the Bali we experienced when we stayed in a villa for a couple of weeks, our friends …

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Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 25

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while offers opportunities to get close to people in ways that a hotel can’t. Don’t believe us? These are some of the special people we befriended who touched our souls over the last year in some way. 1. Jamila from Marrakech The manager, housekeeper and …

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Feb 23

A Year of Rhythm and Beats: Sounds and Music from a Grand Tour

I grew up in a family where everyone played at least two or three musical instruments. That’s not a boast. I had to listen to musical scales being played on piano every day during my childhood. For three hours. Every day. I placed my fingers in my ears while cello, violin and viola practice was taking …

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Feb 15

My Best Foodie Travel Moments from our Grand Tour

We did a hell of a lot of food-related activities over the last 12 months for Grantourismo. And my best moments of the year didn’t occur while seated at a voguish restaurant… 1. Tasting cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. It’s not just the French who have fabulous cheeses! And yes, we had some …

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