Oct 16 2012

Where to stay on Nusa Penida

Published by under Accommodation

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Accommodation offerings on rugged, out-of-the-way Nusa Penida are slim, and mostly focused around the main beach of Toyo Pakeh and in Sampalan, which is also home to the main market on the island. Here’s a rundown of where you can stay at the moment — expect things to change here quickly now though, with the … read the full post

Oct 13 2012

Gusto ice cream, Bali

Published by under Food

Tamarillo and ginger.

It’s called Gusto Gelato and Caffe. It’s simple. It’s out of the way, tucked down a quiet street a good 10 minutes’ drive north of Bali’s Seminyak, in the more residential Umalas area. If you love ice cream, you’ve got to come here. If you don’t love ice cream, come here, and you will. You’ll … read the full post

Oct 07 2012

Nusa Penida’s cliffs

Published by under Nusa Penida

Just let me know what you see, please.

When you head out to see the stunning cliffs of Bali’s Nusa Penida, it can take a moment to realise that not only are you staring across to sheer massive walls of rock that soar to hundreds of metres high, but you’re actually standing on those cliffs yourself. You know, about a metre from the … read the full post

Oct 02 2012

Review: Mantra, Seminyak

Published by under Food

Twas a dark and stormy night and I has only an iPhone to record it.

With its mismatched furniture, burnished antique lamps and shabby chic vibe, relatively new Mantra on Seminyak’s Petitenget loop — just a short hop from Potato Head, away from the beach — has quickly turned into the place to be seen for dinner or late night drinks in this corner of the world. The feel is … read the full post

Oct 02 2012

Review: Warung Mak Beng, Sanur

Published by under Food

This is it.

Warung Mak Beng in Bali’s Sanur is a one-dish restaurant that draws in the hungry locals, domestic visitors and occasional traveller by the table-ful. For 28,000 rupiah, you’ll get a fried, meaty piece of ikan laut goreng — in this case snapper steak — with a wonderful smoked sambal and kaffir lime on the side, … read the full post

Sep 24 2012

Finn’s Beach Club, Bali

Published by under Bukit peninsula

Just awful.

We’re all for enjoying simple days beachside in Bali and love it when we can just be left alone to soak up the rays and dip in the thundering surf. Usually we’re partial to doing it on the cheap — think swim, sand and nasi goreng at Balangan for instance — but sometimes it’s worth … read the full post

Sep 16 2012

Indonesia’s Krakatoa

Published by under Java

Krak 1.

I stop halfway up steep, dusty Anak Krakatau for a rest. As I stand, I hear a slow rumbling. My legs begin to shake; this isn’t from fatigue, though. The earth is moving – literally – and as the volcano sways, I can’t steady myself. An earthquake is more than the Indonesian adventure I’d bargained … read the full post

Sep 02 2012

Budget accommodation options in Pangandaran

Published by under Java

Just another magical sunset on the south coast of Java

It’s no secret that we here at Travelfish.org are big fans of the Javanese beach resort town of Pangandaran, roughly half way between Bandung and Yogyakarta. It’s one of those places that immediately entices you to relax because of its peaceful surrounding forest, rows of beach bars and some terrific budget accommodation. These are some … read the full post

Aug 31 2012

Review: The Bistrot, Seminyak

Published by under Food

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The Bistrot has only just opened its gleaming glass doors and is a seductive, stylish addition to the busy scene on Bali’s Jalan Laksmana, or Eat Street, in Seminyak. We stopped by this week for a peek and after-dinner dessert and loved the decor, from the exposed brick walls, antique decorative telephones and semi-open kitchen … read the full post

Aug 29 2012

Where is Bali’s best babi guling: Part 4

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Crackling, skin, heaven -- call it what you like.

Isn’t it always the way that you overlook what’s staring you in the face? It took me a while to try the babi guling at Sari Kembar in Seminyak, most likely because it’s the nearest joint to my own house. But I’ve now been back several times, and each time the serving has been really … read the full post

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