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

Jul 29 2011

A good mid-range spot on Nusa Lembongan

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

UPDATE: This place has now closed. It’s been taken over by Sandy Bay Beach Club and been converted into a Glo spa. We’ve done cheap and we’ve done pricey on Nusa Lembongan; but often you do want something a bit better than average that won’t have you whipping out plastic. Seaweed Lounge, next to the … read the full post

Jul 28 2011

A visit to Bali Zoo

As someone who usually avoids zoos in Southeast Asia, my expectations of Bali Zoo were not high. But the verdict: it makes for a good half-day out with 3- and 4-year-old kids in tow. For the most part, conditions for the animals seemed decent by (non-Singaporean) regional standards, and the experience was quite hands on. … read the full post

Jul 23 2011

Nusa Lembongan’s Batu Karang spa

Having had a splurge dinner on Nusa Lembongan, what better way to follow up than a splurge spa visit? Batu Karang Lembongan Resort and Day Spa is one of the island’s higher-end spots to stay or to go for a massage, so expectations for a visit here were high. I called in advance and couldn’t … read the full post

Jul 21 2011

Balinese dance in Ubud

Maybe I’m just getting older, but while I used to find Thai and Cambodian traditional dance dull when I lived in the countries that produced the style, I find myself these days enjoying the slightly less staid Balinese dance. While Balinese dances can be incredibly intricate and slow moving, there’s an element of almost slapstick … read the full post

Jul 19 2011

Ubud Writers Festival venues: Bar Luna

Published by under Food,Ubud

The Ubud Writers Festival takes place at an array of venues across Ubud, several of them overseen by Festival organiser Janet De Neefe: Indus, Casa Luna and Bar Luna, for instance. Being restaurants, however, these are venues that you can visit even when an author isn’t holding court. And at Bar Luna on Tuesdays and … read the full post

Jul 18 2011

Which is the best boat service from Bali to Nusa Lembongan?

Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful little patch of an island just off the east coast of southern Bali. It’s famous for its surfing, sunsets and snorkelling, and is growing in popularity among those looking for a less crowded, unadulterated flavour of Bali. But the big question: how to get there? It’s an island, there’s no … read the full post

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