Asia Travel Experts
VILLA HOLIDAYS, HOTELS & UNIQUE TOURS!Having pioneered the first individual overland travel route from Bali to London during the 60s and 70s, John Forsyth and Aileen Collins, former owners of San Michele Travel, have now sent over 250,000 clients to Asia.Much has changed since those bone-jarring bus and train trips but our philosophy hasn't - we don't rely on brochures to plan your holiday but use our vast knowledge of destinations and accommodation choices to tailor-make the trip that's just right for you.
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Julie has left Bali last night and said that she was very happy with Villa Lumbung and enjoyed her whole holiday in Bali and there was no single thing that could upset her holiday, she also said that she would come back to Bali with her whole family in six month.Regards, Ketut.(Ketut Sarjana has been with John & Aileen as Bali representative for nearly 40 years... He loves meeting our clients and although "a little retired" he always does any "Island Trips" as driver/guide... His perfect English and genuine approach is loved by all.
I have been meaning to contact you since Matt and I returned from Bali in February, but time has just got away! I came home and applied for a new job the same week, and have since started the new job and it's been very hectic!Anyway, I just wanted to say "thanks" for organising our wonderful trip to Bali. Matt and I had the most beautiful, relaxing holiday we have ever had! The Komaneka at Ubud was AMAZING, you were right when you said the service was good! The attention to detail from the staff was incredible... they were so friendly and could not do enough for us. They gave us a complimentary massage and dinner in our villa on our last night... it was perfection! Our villa was beautiful and we loved the fact the the geckos and frogs "lived with us". We even starting talking to the gecko that was living in the roof above our bed as though he was a pet, pity we never met him! The villa's bathroom was definitely a highlight, sitting amongst nature was indeed beautiful, as was the pool overlooking the jungle, where we enjoyed many an afternoon tipple. The position of the resort could not have been better. We loved the fact that we could just walk out of our "oasis" and be in the middle of ! everything. We took the opportunity to visit their Bisma property, where we used the gym and pool. It's a beautiful place, but I don't think we would ever stay there, as I had said to you before, "we like to be amongst it all" and Monkey Forest certainly was all of that. We even met Pak Komaneka the day we visited the Museum, he's had a very interesting life and the museum is very comprehensive. What more can I say about Ubud....the restaurants were amazing, the attractions were amazing, but most of all, we loved the people. We loved interacting with them, haggling with them and living amongst them. I can now understand why so many people visit Bali each year and sometimes don't come home! The countryside is spectacular and we certainly packed a lot into our week there! Ubud was an amazing place and we will definitely visit again. Matt and I both shed tears as we said goodbye to the Komaneka staff!Our week in Legian at the Mandira was fantastic too, although Matt and I were both a little "depressed" when we first arrived as our week in Ubud had been so amazing. I suppose it was just that Legian is so different to Ubud. It took us a day to "settle" into our new surroundings and by the end of the 2nd day we were embracing it all. I think we were a little confronted by the "aussie" yobbo culture, but we got used to it. The resort was beautiful and we got upgraded to a larger room with a courtyard and outdoor bathtub... very nice! The staff were very friendly and very attentive. The resort club was lovely and we retreated there most afternoons where we met some lovely people who had been to Bali many times and able to give us some tips on restaurants and places to visit. We certainly explored a lot and one day we even got up to Tambulan to a dive site, where Matt dived on a sunken US navy ship and I snorkelled for the first time in our lives.... a very memorable day! ! On the way we drove through through some beautiful countryside...perhaps another trip!Anyway Aileen, hope you and John are well. I have just been checking out your latest info on trips to India, they look very interesting. It's a place Matt and I have been interested in for some time.... perhaps next year, who knows! Marie and John are both well, they are off to northern NSW and then Queensland to visit some of their children next week.Thanks again for our wonderful, memorable holiday... Matt and I will definitely go back to Bali!Best wishes, by all.
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