An East Bali Adventure

A world away from the tourist hotspots,  discover hidden beaches, tranquil fishing villages and panoramic views above the clouds. Driving up Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, the highway that hugs Bali’s eastern coastline

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Padang

“Air Manis Beach is a beautiful place to visit. Here we can walk in the sea at low tide and visit the attractive Pisang Island. Air Manis Beach is a favourite spot for Europeans in Padang,” noted L. C. Westenenk, a senior official of the colonial government at Fort de Kock, a 19th century Dutch base in West Sumatra, when he visited Padang.
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Moscow

When I decided to visit Russia in January, in the coldest part of winter, no one was more shocked than my Russian friends. “You do realise Russia is in the northern hemisphere?” one asked, convinced I’d got mixed up. “Change your ticket come in July.”
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