Archive for the 'Bali' Category

Aug 24 2013

Review: Alila Soori, Bali

Published by under Accommodation

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While the Alila Soori isn’t going to be on any Bali budget place to stay shortlist, it certainly makes our Bali fantasy wishlist. Nestled into Bali’s southwest coast, well away from the hectic tourist bustle of the south, its minimalist style and beachside locale make it a great retreat for those looking for barefoot luxury. … read the full post

Aug 19 2013

Review: Petitenget, Bali

Published by under Food

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Petitenget, named for the nearby temple and street, is an elegant, 1930s-feel restaurant serving creatively scrumptious meals and proving that you don’t need to be on the beach in Bali to be prominent on the island’s culinary map. We eat so often at Petitenget that we really have no excuse for not writing about it … read the full post

Jul 29 2013

Bali high season 2013

Published by under Events

Drop into Finn's.

August is just around the corner, which means it’s party-time in (south) Bali. Now’s the time to either escape to the north — our pick would be Kali Manik or Amed for a quiet few days —¬†or embrace the whole scene and snap up tickets for the best parties Bali has to offer for 2013. … read the full post

Jun 19 2013

24 hours in Seminyak, Bali

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Sun sinking on Seminyak.

Seminyak. As much as many a traveller may sneer at it for being the tourist enclave it is, many a weary tourist ends up here for a night or two at the start or end of a Bali trip; some may even spend their whole time here, exploring the beach, cafes, bars and nightlife. But … read the full post

Jun 07 2013

Review: Nook, Umalas, Bali

Published by under Food

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Nook is a cute little warung that opened up a few months ago in Umalas, just north of Seminyak, serving excellent Indonesian food as well as a few Western options, in basic but stylishly simple surrounds. Overlooking a patch of paddy that can’t last for much longer as the developers move in, it’s a pretty … read the full post

Jun 05 2013

Review: Habitual, Umalas, Bali

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Habitual is a small little day-time cafe tucked away in Bali’s Umalas, an area that’s starting to thrive when it comes to cute little food joints. Open for breakfast and lunch, it’s a pleasant pitstop — and if you love burgers, it’s worthy of a diversion if you’re staying in nearby Seminyak. Decor is a … read the full post

May 29 2013

Review: Warung Hotei, Umalas

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Warung Hotei is a breezy, shabby chic-style restaurant nestled into a picturesque patch of paddy just north of Seminyak. Serving up a range of well executed Asian and Western dishes and some scrumptious desserts at reasonable prices, if you’re looking to escape the mad traffic of the Petitenget area, it’s a fine choice. It seems … read the full post

May 23 2013

Review: Kali Manik, Bali

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Bananas?

Kali Manik is a lovely three-bungalow eco-resort set on the black sands of Bali’s northern coast, about seven kilometres west of Seririt. If you’re looking for a relaxing midrange retreat where you can swing in a hammock, listen to birdsong and not do too much else, you’ve found it. But you could also base yourself … read the full post

May 21 2013

Review: The Menjangan, Bali

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Located smack-bang in West Bali National Park, The Menjangan is spread across 382 hectares — yes, it’s massive — though the actual development covers a very modest area. If you’re looking for somewhere secluded and plush beachside in Bali that’s a bit different, you enjoy nature-based activities and your budget stretches to luxe, it may … read the full post

May 20 2013

How to prepare for climbing Gunung Agung

Published by under Gunung Agung

A prayer for the mountain.

Climbing Bali’s Gunung Agung is easily the most physically taxing activity I have ever done. And while this was my second attempt (the first was unsuccessful as someone in our group couldn’t go on), I still wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. Other climbers I saw on the day were not prepared at … read the full post

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