Archive for March, 2013

Mar 25 2013

Meet Flores

Published by under Flores

No I didn't walk all the way to the end.

We’re exploring the Indonesian islands of Flores, Komodo, Rinca and a few others over the next two weeks and our initial reaction was along the lines of, “Why didn’t we get off our bums and come here earlier?” And we’ve only been on Flores for a night… The waters surrounding the western end of Flores … read the full post

Mar 23 2013

Review: Watercress, Bali

Published by under Food

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Watercress Cafe on Bali’s Jalan Batu Belig is the latest lovely addition to the island’s burgeoning healthy cafe scene. Set in an airy tiled building with beautiful shabby chic design touches, it makes a great pitstop for breakfast, lunch or coffee and for the wonderful quality and friendly service, prices are excellent. Juices, smoothies, coffees … read the full post

Mar 22 2013

Review: Brown Feather, Bali

Published by under Accommodation

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Freshly-opened Brown Feather on Bali’s up-and-coming Jalan Batu Belig is the cutest little hotel we’ve seen in quite some time. With just 16 gorgeous, colonial-style rooms spread across two storeys, a paddy outlook and pool, it’s a great little place for those looking for something a bit different away from the crowds who are willing … read the full post

Mar 20 2013

Review: Indotopia Warung Vietnam, Canggu

Published by under Food

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While Indotopia Warung Vietnam & Indonesia in Canggu looks somewhat more glamorous than your average Bali warung, with pretty chairs and dangly things and a very clean, open kitchen, it’s not going to win any design awards. This is a simple, open-t0-the-street affair, with a basic garden courtyard at the rear. Decor doesn’t matter too … read the full post

Mar 11 2013

Driving around Bali: Munduk to the Organic Farm

Oh so pretty.

You could easily give Munduk a day or three and spend your time visiting nearby waterfalls, taking ricefield walks or just enjoying the view, but eventually you’ll need to move on and while there are a number of options from Munduk, we’re going to continue our drive around Bali heading east through a caldera and … read the full post

Mar 10 2013

Review: Bungalow, Canggu

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Set in a gorgeous space — Bali meets Morroco meets shabby chic — new combined homewares shop and cafe Bungalow in Bali’s Canggu is a great stop for a coffee and browse for a tasteful Bali souvenir. Either as an atmospheric cafe alone or as a shop selling interesting curios it would be worth a … read the full post

Mar 02 2013

A room with a view… in Bali’s Munduk

Published by under Munduk

Another budget view, this time from Taman Ayu.

Bali can be really beautiful when it wants to be. While in heavily touristed Ubud and the southern beaches, a room with a view has become an expensive room with a view, but off in Munduk in Bali’s central heartland, the views are still delivered free of charge just for making the effort to visit … read the full post