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    Culture,  Travel

    Dishing it Up in Ubud: A Bali Cooking School

    When my travel partner suggested we try a Bali cooking school, my first though was, crap! I am not a chef, not even an aspiring one! It’s not that I can’t cook, (despite what my then-partner may have thought), quite the contrary. My divorce from the kitchen was a very amicable one. My partner at the time was a self-professed foodie with a cookbook collection that rivaled my ever-expanding shoe collection. I love to eat, and he loved to cook, so it was the formula for a happy partnership. And though the idea of cooking has never really excited me, I’ve always appreciated the art of a recipe, and the craftsmanship…

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    Adventure Travel,  Bali,  Travel

    Top 5 Best Bali Beaches for New Surfers

    For the last eight decades, wave riders from around the world have been flocking to Bali’s beautiful beaches in hopes of catching the big one. With the peak surfing season running from May to September, there is no shortage of fantastic surf spots. However, if you’re stepping onto a board for the first time, the renown Balinese Pipeline at Padang Padang, or the challenging ‘Racetracks’ at Uluwatu can be a tad intimidating. So before you try anything death defying, there are a number of surf spots perfect for those first time wave riders. Kuta Beach  It’s hard to believe the maze of alleyways that make up the island’s backpacker mecca…