Ramadan in Lombok + A last minute trip to the Gili Islands

Bali is distinctly different from her Mother, Indonesia. Born from another father than Sumatra, Papua, Borneo, or even Java or Tenggara next door, Bali was raised observing completely unique cultural and religious rituals than the others–and really, than the rest of the world. Much of the differences between Bali and the other islands, spawn from religious views–where Indonesia is mostly Muslim, Bali […]

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When tourism invades paradise

Cabo San Juan, Tayrona Park

There are few places in Colombia as talked up as Tayrona Park. So for that reason, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Often these over-hyped spots are slightly to severely overrated. From some, I had heard great things: “paradise,” from others- more mixed reviews- “overpriced.” What did I think? …I suppose, a little of both- an overpriced paradise … Anna […]

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