Sep 19 2011

Coffee on the bypass in Sanur

Published by under Food,Sanur

Bali’s Ngurah Rai bypass — stretching from Nusa Dua past the airport, skirting Kuta, Sanur and then, well, we’re not quite sure where it officially ends — can feel like a bit of a wasteland at times (you know, when it’s not slicing through mangroves). If you are using it to get from say the … read the full post

Sep 16 2011

A few things to do with kids in Bali

Published by under Kids

You’ve had enough of sand and you just want half a day off the beach doing something a bit different with the kids that doesn’t involve chasing them around too closely, like you would need to say at the zoo or Waterbom. Here are a few places you can do just that. Lollipops Playland, Waterplay … read the full post

Sep 07 2011

Manicures and pedicures in Seminyak

UPDATE, June 19, 2013: Amo has closed. Fluff alert! Yes, this is just about getting your nails or your toes done while you’re on holiday in Seminyak. For something more highbrow, please see here, or here, or here. Still with me? Okay, if you’re preparing to bare your feet for the first time in a … read the full post

Sep 05 2011

Gaya Gelato

Published by under Food,Ubud

A friend recently mentioned offhand Gaya’s Gelato and my ears pricked up as I often take the Sayan ridge route to get to Ubud from Sanur. This takes you past the large Gaya Fusion, an art space with an attached restaurant and villas, but I hadn’t noticed any ice creamery … What was I missing?! … read the full post

Aug 26 2011

How to do Bali on the cheap

Published by under Money & costs

Bali can be expensive. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the island without busting your wallet. If you’re a backpacker, you can still do Bali on a budget. When you land If you’re staying further afield and have booked in advance, ask after … read the full post

Aug 20 2011

Spas in Ubud, or things to do outside the Writers and Readers Festival

Let’s be honest: attending a writers festival is hard work, and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is no different. If you’re not pouring over your schedule trying to juggle your panels with your lunches, you’re busy actually attending a session, sitting in a possibly plastic chair for hours on end, listening, pondering, asking questions, … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

Travelling green in Bali

Published by under Sights & activities

As Time magazine pointed out in April, and people living and travelling in Bali over the past few years know only too well, the island is a ticking environmental time bomb. Want to travel to Bali but not be part of the problem? We’ve written elsewhere about how to travel green in Southeast Asia, but … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Free WiFi in Bali’s Seminyak

Seminyak’s Jalan Laksmana, also known as Jalan Oberoi, is packed with places to eat — hence its third name, Eat Street. The strip, which also boasts an ever-increasing number of gleaming glass-fronted clothes boutiques, is a great spot to find a quiet corner to catch up on email or work online for a few hours … read the full post

Aug 11 2011

Party season in Bali

Published by under Events

If it’s August, it’s high season in Bali. Parties are cranking into gear and though for some that means running for the hills, for others it’s time to glam up and get out of the hotel. Seminyak is party central with the main spots for grooving being sunset institution KuDeTa, old-hand Hu’u and audacious newcomers … read the full post

Aug 10 2011

A few quiet Bali splurges

Published by under Accommodation

Sometimes you don’t want to go sightseeing, you don’t want to learn to surf, you don’t want to climb a volcano, but you do just want to have some down time. Here are a few of Travelfish.org picks for places to stay for some down time in Bali. These are mid-range to upper end places, … read the full post

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