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Asia for Shopaholics and Foodies

Asia for Shopaholics and Foodies

Bangkok is the top 2013 destination city by international visitor arrivals- nearly 16 million to edge out London and Paris. Bangkok is renowned for food, shopping and nightlife. Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall is the world’s second-most photographed location on Instagram, trailing only Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. This is the first time an Asian city has […]

Babes on Bikes in Bangkok

Babes on Bikes in Bangkok

Is Bangkok on your bucket list?  If you go, be sure to try something different like cycling through, around and  over the city on back roads with a local guide or on your own – if brave enough. If you are, good, because this gentle 20 km (12.5 miles) morning bike ride gets riders off […]

Women Operate Elephantstay in Northern Thailand

Spending a day at the world-heritage Royal Elephant Kraal and village in the ancient Siam capital of Ayutthaya is a fantastic way to get hands-on experience with Thailand’s national animal. If you’re lucky, you may even get to ride an Asian elephant to the river so you can check that off your bucket list. Spending […]

Why Women Love This Bali Retreat: Villa Sanggah in Canggu

Why Women Love This Bali Retreat: Villa Sanggah in Canggu

Love notes by DeeTouring Dee Canggu is a pastoral area north of Seminyak, close to the trendy new developments along Batu Belig Beach. It is a far cry from the concrete and chaos of the touristy spots – but definitely where the action is for touring, healthy eating and chillaxing. And yoga, of course. There […]

Happily Ever After Begins in Bali

Can “Happily Ever After” begin in Bali for “Engayed” lesbians? Yes, thanks to One & Only Bali Weddings & Events, a bespoke event planning firm that is Rainbow Tourism Accredited and gay-owned. They have perfected the art of “I Do” by providing concierge services for the perfect venue, the best entertainment, and all the romance […]

Bali Seeks Writers & Readers for Festival

Bali Seeks Writers & Readers for Festival

The 9th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will be held on 3-7 October in Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital. The 2012 theme is “This Earth of Mankind: Bumi Manusia” from the title of a work by one of Indonesia’s greatest contemporary writers, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. This profound theme that touches on humanity in all its complexities […]

Idyllic Island Rhythms in Indonesia

Idyllic Island Rhythms in Indonesia

Bali was an amazing kaledoscope of traditional and cultural performances and celebrations this weekend – which coincided with Ramadan, Cremation ceremonies and the Olympic games. (Bali and badminton are synonymous and their other entry is in wind surfing, their national pastime.) To escape the crowds, concrete and ceremonies, I chose to stroll sandy beaches and […]

Love is in the air on Bali – Island of Romance

Love is in the air on Bali – Island of Romance

Bali is for lovers…whether for Valentines, wedding, anniversary or other celebration. It’s full moon and Valentine’s this year at Tamu Seseh, a gay-owned villa complex located on the edge of a fishing village and surrounded by rice paddies, both providing romantic sunset vistas. Bali’s Little Black Book deservedly includes the luxurious villas at Tamu Seseh…a […]

Inside Out Bali…Local Insights for Out Travellers

In Bali, I have spotted only a few lesbian travellers – but then, I’m off the beaten tourist trail. Staying at the same resort recently, I chatted with Melbournians Diane and Mandy, who have visited Bali a dozen times in the dozen years they’ve been a couple – pretty much every year during school holidays […]

Lady Godiva Rides Bali Beaches

Lady Godiva Rides Bali Beaches

In Bali, you have a choice of horse trekking on black or white sand beaches, depending on which side of the island you’re staying.  It’s a great way to escape the hustle and  bustle of the touristy areas for a few hours, getting you in tune with the true pace of paradise. There are plenty […]

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Asia for Shopaholics and Foodies

Bangkok is the top 2013 destination city by international visitor arrivals- nearly 16 million to edge out London and Paris. Bangkok is renowned for food, shopping and nightlife. Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall is the world’s second-most photographed location on Instagram, trailing only Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. This is the first time an Asian city has […]

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