Apr 09 2013

Review: United Colors of Bali

Published by under Accommodation

Colours around, and in, the pool.

If location close to the beach isn’t important to you during your trip to Bali, and you’d like a house but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a villa, the relatively new United Colors of Bali in Canggu makes for a top value choice of place to stay, offering cute two-bedroom houses surrounding a pool … read the full post

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 23 2013

Review: Watercress, Bali

Published by under Food

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Watercress Cafe on Bali’s Jalan Batu Belig is the latest lovely addition to the island’s burgeoning healthy cafe scene. Set in an airy tiled building with beautiful shabby chic design touches, it makes a great pitstop for breakfast, lunch or coffee and for the wonderful quality and friendly service, prices are excellent. Juices, smoothies, coffees … read the full post

Mar 22 2013

Review: Brown Feather, Bali

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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 20 2013

Review: Indotopia Warung Vietnam, Canggu

Published by under Food

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While Indotopia Warung Vietnam & Indonesia in Canggu looks somewhat more glamorous than your average Bali warung, with pretty chairs and dangly things and a very clean, open kitchen, it’s not going to win any design awards. This is a simple, open-t0-the-street affair, with a basic garden courtyard at the rear. Decor doesn’t matter too … 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 10 2013

Review: Bungalow, Canggu

Published by under Food

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Set in a gorgeous space — Bali meets Morroco meets shabby chic — new combined homewares shop and cafe Bungalow in Bali’s Canggu is a great stop for a coffee and browse for a tasteful Bali souvenir. Either as an atmospheric cafe alone or as a shop selling interesting curios it would be worth a … 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 27 2013

The Little Green Cafe, Bali

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The Little Green Cafe is a favourite healthy spot of ours in Bali’s Seminyak area, serving up scrumptious salads and light vegan and vegetarian fare in a sunny and shaded courtyard. Sit at one of three tables in the small air-con shop area, where you can also pick up a small selection of healthy groceries … 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

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