Archive for the 'Bali' Category

Dec 18 2010

Is rabies a problem on Bali?

Published by under Health & safety,Kids

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

Dec 17 2010

The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

Published by under Kids,Serangan Island

Turtles in Bali are a sensitive issue. Traditionally some Balinese like to eat them and turtle meat has often been used in religious ceremonies. Unfortunately, turtle numbers have plummeted around Bali, in part due to hunting but also because their hatcheries are disappearing due to over-development, as  Bali continues to cram more and more (willing) … read the full post

Dec 15 2010

Ubud: A tale of two markets

Published by under Ubud

You’ve seen Eat Pray Love right? No? Lucky you. In the middle of the Bali portion of the film, Julia Roberts takes a stroll through the central market in Ubud and careful watchers will notice that the market doesn’t appear to be “traditional” (muddy and full of flopping fish, shivering ducks and long dead cows) … read the full post

Dec 13 2010

Bali drinks: Ku De Ta

Ever-popular Ku De Ta is probably one of the most recommended places on the island — “Dahhhhling, you must go for sunset cocktails!” — and it’s true, you probably should at least once. It’s a stunningly situated restaurant and bar overlooking a decidedly enticing stretch of beach and at sunset, in the right light, it’s … read the full post

Dec 12 2010

Candi Dasa morning

Published by under Candi Dasa

When you’re travelling with children in Southeast Asia you’ll most likely find yourself starting your days earlier than those before-kids trips, but the news isn’t all bad. On a recent trip to Candi Dasa in eastern Bali, I grew so accustomed to getting up early that I found myself rising before the kids. Candi Dasa … read the full post

Dec 11 2010

Bali eats: Beach Cafe

Published by under Food,Sanur

Sanur’s very own Beach Cafe would be soooo much better if only they would occasionally revamp their menu! This is really the pick of places on Sanur beach when it comes to a non-hotel spot offering yummy modern cuisine. If you’re just here for a visit, you’ll do just fine, but expats will soon tire … read the full post

Dec 10 2010

Bali eats: Corner Store/Tuckshop

Published by under Food,Seminyak,Shopping

This uber-groovy spot at the intersection of Drupadi and Laksmana in Seminyak is a great little spot to have breakfast if you have kids in tow as they offer a couple of high chairs, something of a rarity in this area. The coffee here is great, the service breezy and you can browse the snappy … read the full post

Dec 09 2010

Kids in Kuta: Waterbom

Published by under Kids,Kuta

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

Dec 08 2010

Kids in Bali: Fun World

Published by under Kids

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

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