Archive for August, 2011

Aug 26 2011

How to do Bali on the cheap

Published by under Money & costs

Bali can be expensive. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the island without busting your wallet. If you’re a backpacker, you can still do Bali on a budget. When you land If you’re staying further afield and have booked in advance, ask after … read the full post

Aug 20 2011

Spas in Ubud, or things to do outside the Writers and Readers Festival

Let’s be honest: attending a writers festival is hard work, and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is no different. If you’re not pouring over your schedule trying to juggle your panels with your lunches, you’re busy actually attending a session, sitting in a possibly plastic chair for hours on end, listening, pondering, asking questions, … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

Travelling green in Bali

Published by under Sights & activities

As Time magazine pointed out in April, and people living and travelling in Bali over the past few years know only too well, the island is a ticking environmental time bomb. Want to travel to Bali but not be part of the problem? We’ve written elsewhere about how to travel green in Southeast Asia, but … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Free WiFi in Bali’s Seminyak

Seminyak’s Jalan Laksmana, also known as Jalan Oberoi, is packed with places to eat — hence its third name, Eat Street. The strip, which also boasts an ever-increasing number of gleaming glass-fronted clothes boutiques, is a great spot to find a quiet corner to catch up on email or work online for a few hours … read the full post

Aug 11 2011

Party season in Bali

Published by under Events

If it’s August, it’s high season in Bali. Parties are cranking into gear and though for some that means running for the hills, for others it’s time to glam up and get out of the hotel. Seminyak is party central with the main spots for grooving being sunset institution KuDeTa, old-hand Hu’u and audacious newcomers … read the full post

Aug 10 2011

A few quiet Bali splurges

Published by under Accommodation

Sometimes you don’t want to go sightseeing, you don’t want to learn to surf, you don’t want to climb a volcano, but you do just want to have some down time. Here are a few of Travelfish.org picks for places to stay for some down time in Bali. These are mid-range to upper end places, … read the full post