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Secret Bay, Balian August 15, 2017 – Posted in: Bali, Travel, Uncategorized

For those travelling to Bali and interested in the more remote places to go, this is an excellent discovery! Bali in the high season (july, august and september) is flooded by tourists.  It is sometimes hard to experience the quiet and remote Bali. Luckily because Hamish Abbott, the founder of Frelia has spent more then 10 years finding the best waves for surfing, the best quality local food and the best materials for his jewellery.… Continue reading
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Holy water temple Bali – a place for spiritual cleansing July 19, 2017 – Posted in: Bali, Blog, Travel

One of our favourite places for us to go to is the Tirta Empul temple (Indonesian: Pura Tirta Empul) , or the Holy Water Temple. It is our favourite but also most respected place. The temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, in Bali and is famous for its holy spring water. The Balinese Hindus go to this temple for spiritual purification. We visit the temple regularly. Personally I always feel different spiritually and emotionally after… Continue reading
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Indonesian art of twisting July 17, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Travel, World

Filigree is an ancient technique of twisting fine wires to create a delicate lace effect. The technique can be traced back for thousands of years. The artisans in Asia are the modern masters of the Art. Filigree experts spend many years perfecting their skills. The work is so intricately detailed, each hand made piece involves many hours, sometimes days of work. Treasure Tower Harmony necklace, Frelia collection The art may be said to consist in… Continue reading
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Paintings and Frappocino’s in Ubud July 16, 2017 – Posted in: Travel, Ubud

Hidden in the rice fields of Ubud, in Penestanan, there is a beautiful restaurant called Mesari. We discovered it because we live around the corner, in a nice and quiet villagejust west of the Campuhan bridge, few-minute drive from the center of Ubud,. It is surrounded by lush green nature and you can only reach it by foot or motorbike as the road is narrow and no cars fit on the road.  We come there for… Continue reading
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Lady Beth September 9, 2016 – Posted in: Travel, Uncategorized, World

  Lady Beth. I first met Beth many years ago, she lives on Timor, a small island in far eastern Indonesia. I had hurt my back and was directed back into the village to find an elder who knew the body and could try help. Beth is somewhere over 80, and surprisingly strong for someone so small. Has had 8 children. Does not speak Bahasa Indonesia, only her local dialect. She still goes everyday to…

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Nepalese man Carrying 105kg – Posted in: Blog, Travel, Uncategorized, World

  In a land so steep, many items of value are transported by people. Rice and kerosene may go by yak or mule. But often man carries items with higher value. When I met this man I was walking down a hill that nearly broke me a week earlier. 3hrs it took me to go up, with my mere 20kg pack, at the top I managed to stumble on for another couple of hours but…

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Baby Sea Turtles September 5, 2016 – Posted in: Travel, Uncategorized

Market day on the small island in eastern Indonesia is once per week. It is easily the biggest event. Early at the market I came across a man with baby sea turtles in a bucket. They must have been very new as they had so much energy! No doubt the man had collected them that morning as they made their way down the beach. I began to enquire, he didn’t speak English. What was he…

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