Paul V. Walters

Paul V. Walters is a bestselling author of two novels, Final Diagnosis and Blowblack. He is temporarily living in Sanur while he completes the trilogy. www.paulvwalters.com

A Little Bit of Melbourne in the Heart of Seminyak

When one thinks of Melbourne, it’s the small lanes tucked away off the main streets that creates the charm of the city. Small coffee shops, eclectic boutiques, tattoo...

Rocking the Capital in Bali

A year ago, a music-loving couple, Leo and Liz Sinatra, decided to stage a concert at their shop in Batubulan and just 48 hours before the show was due to start, the...

The Manshed

When There’s Torque of Bikes

Late last year I was invited to attend a ‘motor show’ in Sanur, which I was told would be spectacular, that is of course, if you have a passion for classic cars or...

Sanur Jewellery Studio

The Silver Girls

Vanessa Campagnaro doesn’t so much walk into a room, rather at a touch over 6-foot 1-inches, she lopes. Following closely behind her is Selenia Rebeiro, her partner in...

Under My Skin: The Explosion of Tattooing

Hidden away in a modest apartment in Gifu, central Japan, 79-year-old tattoo artist Horihide (meaning to carve) is preparing his tools. Over the decades this supreme...

Bali’s Doomed Love Affair with Plastic

When I began to research this article, I saw the immense problem that is literally choking the life out of the island; waste. Each and every one of us produces it and...

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous, as it will revolve around orangutans of Borneo rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region....

Writing Words that Strain and Fail to Rhyme

Why is it that writers come to Bali to pen a novel, a poem or a memoir? I simply don’t know, is the answer for me, but somehow I find myself returning ever more...

If Music be the Food of Love, Go Seek it Out!

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were invited to a ‘party’ by Leo and Liz Sinatra at their charming boutique and coffee shop on the main road in Batu Balan. Nothing...

Raising the Dead

It is an hour before dawn as I make my way up the gently sloping hill to the cemetery outside the village of Blangsinga, on the island of Bali. There is no wind and a...

Riding the Trade Winds

Welcome to Bali’s largest kite festival! On cue, as if summoned, in early July the trade winds arrive. One day it is still and the next the breezes suddenly spring...

Uncovering Sanur’s Hidden Treasures

Where to start? Sanur’s restaurants’, hotels’, and galleries’ walls are adorned with work from artists right across Bali, but where to source the locals? A...

Education Guide 2017

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