My name is Rachel, I’m originally from Northeast England and I live in Bali, near Ubud village with my wonderful husband Made and our two children, Maya and Kiran.

In 2008 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off on a solo trip starting in India. Bali was supposed to be my last stop in Asia before flying on to Australia and then New Zealand. In February 2009 I landed on Bali in the middle of a tropical storm and hated it. I spent my first few days in Kuta and thought it was so awful compared to the other amazing places I’d been, I nearly changed my flights to go to Australia early. Luckily instead I decided to catch a bus to Ubud where I met my future husband a couple of days later.

We got married in November 2009, Maya was born in October 2010, followed by Kiran in January 2012. Obviously we don’t believe in wasting time!

Currently we live with Made’s family in a traditional Balinese compound in a little village just outside Ubud.

I started this blog as a way for my friends and family to keep up with our life out here. If you’ve found your way here, welcome! I hope you find it interesting 🙂