Mar 25 2013

Meet Flores

Published by under Flores

No I didn't walk all the way to the end.

We’re exploring the Indonesian islands of Flores, Komodo, Rinca and a few others over the next two weeks and our initial reaction was along the lines of, “Why didn’t we get off our bums and come here earlier?” And we’ve only been on Flores for a night… The waters surrounding the western end of Flores … read the full post

Mar 22 2013

Review: Brown Feather, Bali

Published by under Accommodation

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Freshly-opened Brown Feather on Bali’s up-and-coming Jalan Batu Belig is the cutest little hotel we’ve seen in quite some time. With just 16 gorgeous, colonial-style rooms spread across two storeys, a paddy outlook and pool, it’s a great little place for those looking for something a bit different away from the crowds who are willing … read the full post

Mar 11 2013

Driving around Bali: Munduk to the Organic Farm

Oh so pretty.

You could easily give Munduk a day or three and spend your time visiting nearby waterfalls, taking ricefield walks or just enjoying the view, but eventually you’ll need to move on and while there are a number of options from Munduk, we’re going to continue our drive around Bali heading east through a caldera and … read the full post

Mar 02 2013

A room with a view… in Bali’s Munduk

Published by under Munduk

Another budget view, this time from Taman Ayu.

Bali can be really beautiful when it wants to be. While in heavily touristed Ubud and the southern beaches, a room with a view has become an expensive room with a view, but off in Munduk in Bali’s central heartland, the views are still delivered free of charge just for making the effort to visit … read the full post

Feb 24 2013

Waterfalls around Munduk, Bali

Published by under Munduk

Looking down into the pit from the sensible steps.

Sitting astride a ridge that runs up to the northwestern rim of the Bedugul caldera, the small Balinese village of Munduk offers a healthy respite from the crowds and development that blight southern Bali. Placed along the ridge, many of the guesthouses and hotels in the village offer spectacular views to both the deeply forested … read the full post

Feb 18 2013

Driving around Bali: Medewi to Munduk

Just another day in Munduk.

You must be thinking this is the slowest drive of all time around Bali, but we’re getting there! From Medewi you have two options — continue east along the coast to Balian and beyond or veer inland. We’re going to opt for the latter and take a left turn at the main junction over the … read the full post

Feb 10 2013

Mozaic Beach Club Lounge, Bali

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Ideal for practising underwater headstands.

Beach lovers who hate the inconvenience of the actual beach — the horrors of brushing sand off your feet, lack of loos, no cold beer — are spoiled for choice in Bali with plenty of “beach clubs” clambering for their business. These fancy, umbrella- and deckchair-clad bars skirt the beach, boast a pool and extensive … read the full post

Jan 28 2013

Review: Alila Manggis, Bali

Published by under Accommodation

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If you’re looking to be ensconced in a bit of luxury in Bali, and you want to get away from the ridiculous crowds and gridlock of the crazy south, tasteful Alila Manggis on the often neglected east coast of Bali, about a two- to three-hour drive from the airport, is an excellent choice for a … read the full post

Jan 12 2013

Warung Mertha Sari, near Goa Lawah, Bali

Published by under Food

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This is the sort of restaurant any traveller likes to stumble upon: it’s out of the way, serves just one thing, and does that one thing well. At Warung Mertha Sari, there’s no menu, with diners ordering simply by the number of portions they’d like of their specialty, sate lilit ikan, or minced fish sate. … read the full post

Nov 26 2012

Driving around Bali: Pemuteran to Medewi

Published by under Driving around Bali

Just another slice of rural scenery.

The far western tip of Bali offers a startling change in experiences as you transition from the less-trafficked north coast to the more heavily (and truck favoured) south. Along the way you get to soak up some great forest, excellent views of Java and perhaps a couple of Christian outposts before blasting along the south … read the full post

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