Hello lovely Lost Guides readers!
You may have noticed on Instagram that I was in Bali last month, for the whole of August. I was over there to work on the update for the new edition of my Bali travel guidebook, which will be called Lost Guides – Bali & Islands – I’ll also be including Lombok and Komodo Islands and some small islands around Bali in there too!
For those of you that have my Singapore travel guidebook, I’ll be making it more similar to this format with a section on interviews with inspiring local creatives and covering more areas – basically a much bigger book (around 200 pages!).
(On another note, apologies for the lack of updates on the website. It’s been a really busy year what with the production and launch of Lost Guides – Singapore, the organization and on the ground research for Lost Guides – Bali and Islands, and I’ve also been working behind the scenes on distribution – which means that the books will be available in more stores in more countries next year – hurrah!)
Anyway, back to Lost Guides Bali & Islands! I released the first version of the book nearly 2 years ago now, and since then I’ve discovered lots of more amazing places, as well as visiting Lombok and Komodo Islands so I wanted to bring the book up a level and I can’t wait for you to see it. There will be a brand new cover by an Indonesian photographer, lots of my new favourite recommendations, and a much higher standard of photography throughout the book.
I don’t want to reveal too much yet, but here is are a few photos taken on my recent trip of some of the new amazing places that will feature in the next book…
Lovely locally-inspired homeware store
Prettiest plant-based breakfast
Beautiful batik textiles
Incredible Indonesian food
Escape to the rice fields
Made to measure boutiques
Surf beside the volcanic black sand beaches
Fantastic flowers at the local market
11th Century Hindu temple hidden in the jungle
Dreamiest, interior designed villa
Beautiful blue seas
Tribal jewellery made from antiques sourced from the Oceania region
Centries old ceiling paintings in the traditional Wayang style
Flavours from Indonesian islands
Cliff-side stunner by the surf
Master mask maker
Water meditation and the most transformative retreat
Super stylish abode
Celebrations at the temple
The cosiest corner with the soothing sound of the waves
Magnificient handmade masks
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I can’t wait for you to see the new book!
Thanks for everyone’s support