Archive for the 'Bali' Category

Jun 26 2011

Fabric shopping in Bali: Jalan Sulawesi

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Jalan Sulawesi in Bali’s capital Denpasar is a stretch of road full of getting-dilapidated shophouses packed with all kinds of imaginable fabrics — as well as things like, um, cupboards, carved wooden chairs, plastic buckets and jewellery boxes.

Jun 25 2011

Kopi Bali — the Denpasar original

Published by under Food

Kopi Bali House is a bit of an institution in Sanur, even though its location on Ngurah Rai bypass puts it out of the way of normal tourist foot traffic. The double-storey cafe, which has a completely separate section for smokers (rare!) serves excellent coffee, and has an array of coffee machines and paraphernalia (expensive!) … read the full post

Jun 24 2011

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2011: Early bird tickets on sale

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Bali’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2011. Click here, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Go buy”, which will let you download the booking form. If you want to know before you download: it’s 290AUD for a four-day pass for international attendees, … read the full post

Jun 23 2011

Updated December 2013: Sample Bali taxi fares

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Updated with the new fareboard from Bali’s new airport terminal. Note there has been a significant increase in rates primarily due to an increase in petrol costs. After we did our initial post regarding taxis fares from Bali airport, we’ve had many more inquiries about fares for specific routes. So, keeping that in mind, here … read the full post

Jun 22 2011

Legian beach Bali mini-guide

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Wedged midway between Bali’s numero uno tourist pit Kuta and fashionista hub Seminyak, Legian beach occupies a somewhat comfortable middle ground — slippery and sleazy one moment, old school beautiful the next.

Jun 20 2011

What makes a good guesthouse room in Asia part 2: everything else

Published by under Accommodation

After examining what makes a good bathroom in Southeast Asia, for the second and final piece in this series I’m looking at, well, the rest of the shebang. And while the bathroom is especially easy to get totally wrong, crappy hoteliers are no slouches when it comes to the rest of the joint. Let’s start … read the full post

Jun 17 2011

Warming up for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Preparations for this year’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival are bearing excellent fruit with a raft of prominent international writers confirmed to be attending the October 5 to 9 event. The full programme is set to be announced in a few weeks, with discounted early bird tickets set to be available within that time frame … read the full post

Jun 13 2011

What makes a good guesthouse room in Asia part 1: the bathroom

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In the last almost seven years of running Travelfish.org I’ve personally reviewed more than 2,500 places to stay in Southeast Asia. Sure some have been flasher joints, but the vast majority have been at the budget end of the scale — the sort of place you’d most likely get some change from a crisp $20 … read the full post

Jun 12 2011

Green School’s Bali bike riding club

Bali’s Green School is a spectacular campus set just outside Ubud. Nestled in a river valley among rice fields the school is surrounded by village paths and backroads, which, as it turns out, make excellent fodder for a bit of cycling around Bali. With that in mind, some of the more pedal-minded parents have put … read the full post

Jun 08 2011

Canggu beaches, Bali

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Canggu is a beach and ricefield area out to the northwest of Seminyak. It’s famous for three things: the surf, the ricefield views and the private villa rentals. Given private villas in Canggu generally fall outside the reaches of the meagre Travelfish.org budget, we just spent a weekend traipsing around looking at everything from cheap … read the full post

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