Dec 24 2010

Amed: 7 days 7 beaches

Published by under Amed,Beaches

Why settle for one beach when you can have a bunch of them? In practical use, Amed is used to refer to a series of bays in east Bali (well, it’s really to the north of the island, but it’s lumped in with the east — no idea why). Each of these black sand (and … read the full post

Dec 23 2010

Balian Beach: 7 days 7 beaches

Published by under Beaches,West Bali

Balian Beach was the place we first really fell in love with Bali. The black sand beach is set at the mouth of the same-named river. It’s a big river and the combination of large surf, strong currents and the volume of water pouring out of the river — especially in wet season — doesn’t … read the full post

Dec 22 2010

Padang Padang Beach: 7 days 7 beaches

This little beach on the Bukit peninsula is a favourite with families due to its calm waters by the sand, and with surfers for the break on the offshore reef. It’s reached via a narrow staircase that passes under an overhang (watch your head!) and the compact beach has plenty of unbrellas for rent and … read the full post

Dec 21 2010

A view of Balinese rituals

Published by under Events

Photojournalist John Stanmeyer, who lived in Bali from 2003 to 2008, has an exhibition at the Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort on Jimbaran, the Wall Street Journal reports. The exhibition, “A View of Balinese Rituals”,  supports his recent book  Island of the Spirits, which was itself a result of his concerns about the loss of … read the full post

Dec 19 2010

Bali bars: Pantai Indah Seafood

Bali is famous for its glitzy bars with menus awash in martinis and umbrella-festooned drinks, but one of our favourite local spots is Pantai Indah Seafood (we just call it “the shack”). It’s little more than a few planks of wood and long roughly-hewn tables right on the sands of Sanur Beach. The menu is … read the full post

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

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