Posts Written OnMarch 2014

I don’t. Have no idea. But on my recent trip to Bali I had the chance to see what some of my favourite spices and foods look like before they hit the grocery stores, and learn how they are grown and harvested. I have to admit that I was quite impressed with Mother Nature’s work. Cinnamon Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tree, which is dried out and ground into powder. Although its leaves are fragrant, the tree itself doesn’t smell. The cinnamon tree needs to be 9 or 10 years old before being harvested in order for it…

Balinese Rice Fields

I recently came back from a blissful (almost) three-week vacation in Southeast Asia, where we attended a good friend’s wedding in the Philippines. With the 25-hour travel time it takes to get to that gorgeous part of the world, we thought we’d tack on another bucket list destination while there and spent some time in Bali. Bali is a spiritual, lush, vibrant, invigorating and relaxing vacation destination. The locals are extremely nice and spiritual, and aside from the pricey accommodation your dollar goes very far. From world-class yoga studios, temple hoping, scuba diving, surfing, spa treatments, cycling, hiking and rafting,…

Rice field

  Ubud is the enchanting district in Bali where Elizabeth Gilbert falls in love in Eat, Pray, Love. There are so many things to do around Ubud that I felt it needed it’s on post for fellow wanderlust readers who are planning a trip to this incredible island. STAY There is an abundant choice of accommodation in Ubud, too many choices really, and they don’t come cheap. Even a shared room at a yoga centre can run you $200 a night, although I’m told cheap rooms can still be found around town. That said, if you’re paying for luxury accommodation,…