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May 4, 2012

GSN continues its Bali tour by honoring the island's topless past, sampling a savory menu and visiting a secret beach

The best vacation advice I've received isn’t ‘don’t drink the water’.

It is: ‘take pictures of people’.

This approach to photography and travel opens doors that you might be scared to knock on, but the experience on the other side is priceless.

Just over two weeks ago, I traversed the island of Bali with the intention of taking as many pictures of people as possible.

April 27, 2012

We discover the best massages, meals and uncharted territories in the Island of the Gods - Bali
 

A few friends, all the travel books and what little I know about the book Eat. Pray. Love suggested that the best of Bali was to be found down the road less travelled. That road took me to a world I did not expect.

My boyfriend and I were confused for straight men pretty much everywhere we went in Bali.

'Massage, sir? You want happy massage?'

My boyfriend turns around to the Balinese woman offering 'regular' massages to passer-bys, but a 'special' one to him.

'No thanks,' he says. 'I'm gay'.