Travelfish correspondent Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown is a reformed news reporter. She now edits most of the stuff you read on Travelfish.org, except for when you find a typo, and then that's something she wasn't allowed to look at.
She's lived in Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Jakarta and Bali, where she now still spends a lot of her time looking after two little Travelfish.org researchers in training.
Posts by Samantha Brown:
The Ubud Botanical Gardens had its “soft opening” in mid 2006 and from the look of their website and the pics on the wall at the main reception area, it must have been quite a place through the next year or so… Fast forward to early 2011 and the gardens are, well, a bit the … read the full post
Some things are touristy for a good reason: they are very enjoyable to do. One such activity in Bali is going for a seafood barbecue at Jimbaran beach on Bali. Sure, cheaper places to eat seafood are around, but the setting at Jimbaran, right on the sands, often with a brilliant sunset to boot, is … read the full post
The simple answer is yes. Bali’s rabies outbreak began in 2008 and by the end of 2010 more than 100 Indonesians had died of the disease. Many of those who died were bitten by dogs but had not sought treatment and once physical symptoms appear the disease is 100% fatal. Attempts to get the outbreak … read the full post
It’s a bit tedious, the kicking off portion of organising yourself at Waterbom Park: the lining up, the entrance fee payment (phone lines were down for Amex when we were there), the paying for the splash tag (a barcode-marked bracelet that lets you pay for stuff without your wallet), the getting changed, the hiring a … read the full post
Fun World is a massive indoor (and un-air-conditioned) playground in Sukawati. It’s a bit out of the way for the average tourist, but if you’re staying in Ubud or Sanur you might want to consider it if you’ve had enough of trawling the sites with your kids and kind of just want a day off … read the full post