Jul 11 2011

Kids’ books and toys in Kerobokan, Bali

Published by under Kids,Shopping

UPDATE: Rainbow Road listed below has now closed. If you’ve travelled too light to Bali and you need a few more toys or books to keep your kids entertained while you’re here, a few excellent little toy and book shops have sprung up close to each other on Jalan Raya Kerobokan in recent years. You … read the full post

Jul 09 2011

Janet De Neefe on the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2011

The clock is ticking in Bali’s Ubud: the 2011 Writers and Readers Festival is just three months’ away. Janet De Neefe, founder of the festival — also author, restaurateur, hotelier and cooking teacher — sat down for half an hour over a glass of wine last week to tell Travelfish.org just how loudly that clock … read the full post

Jul 04 2011

A good place to eat on Nusa Lembongan: Warung Bambu

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

The silence is deafening, up here on the north of Nusa Lembongan. Further around to the east, where the surf thunders on the offshore reef, the constant hum could be drowning out anything. But here it’s just the occasional motorbike zipping past, the crunch of a seaweed farmer’s feet on the sand as she walks … read the full post

Jun 30 2011

Cheap places to eat in Nusa Dua

Published by under Food,Nusa Dua

That headline is a touch misleading. When I say cheap, I mean not a meal at a five-star hotel; and when I say Nusa Dua, I mean up the road in Tanjung Benoa, the finger of land stretching toward Benoa harbour away from that government-created ghetto — because Tanjung Benoa is where you’ll want to … read the full post

Jun 27 2011

A good cheap hotel in Nusa Dua

You’ve got the fancy invitation and you just can’t say no to this relative: you’ve got to head to Nusa Dua, Bali for the wedding even though you can barely afford the airfare. You won’t find any budget rooms in Nusa Dua proper — the sterile, manicured enclave specifically created for five-star resorts. But just … read the full post

Jun 26 2011

Fabric shopping in Bali: Jalan Sulawesi

Published by under Shopping

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

Published by under Transport

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

Published by under Legian

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.

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