Kecak Dance Bali – A Show of Fire and Light Not to be Missed

Kecak Dance Bali – A Show of Fire and Light Not to be Missed

In the Uluwatu temple perched on a cliff in Bali, the famous Kecak dance is performed with amber skies and crashing waves in the background. The show starts as the sun starts to set, continuing after dark when torches are the only light left. Instead of instruments, the story of Ramayana is performed to the sound of 50 or more male voices chanting […]

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December 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Seafood on the Beach in Jimbaran, Bali

Seafood on the Beach in Jimbaran, Bali

For the freshest seafood at the best prices for waterfront dining, there is no place better in Bali than the famous strip of restaurants located along Jimbaran beach. Here you can watch the sun set, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy a feast of seafood  all for a very reasonable price. Walk right up to the fish tanks […]

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August 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Luwak Coffee Tasting at BAS Bali Coffee Plantation

Luwak Coffee Tasting at BAS Bali Coffee Plantation

About half an hour north of Ubud is the I Love BAS Bali Coffee Plantation. Here you can taste a variety of locally produced tea, coffee and the famous Luwak Coffee. A tray of tea and coffee samples are complementary but to try the world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, will set you back RP. 60,000 ($6 USD). Which is really […]

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July 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Tirtagangga Water Palace

Tirtagangga Water Palace

Just over a two to three hour drive up the east coast of Bali from Kuta lies the Tirtagangga Water Palace – a former rest villa for the late heir to the Kingdom of Karangsem. Built in 1948 the palace was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. Now lovingly restored and filled with large koi, it’s a […]

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June 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Diving with Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan

Diving with Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan

To get my PADI open water certification, I went to this rustic little island called Nusa Lembongan. If you are into diving, this place is a must go. It’s such an unpolished gem and so removed from all the commercialism – the natives there are so trusting. We never locked our doors, everything we ate at the diving centre or […]

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September 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Surf Lessons in Bali

Surf Lessons in Bali

Surfers from all over the world flock to Bali to ride it’s famous waves, but if you’ve never stepped foot on a surf board before, Bali still has something for you. There are a few large surf schools located along Kuta and Seminyak beach, that offer well structured classes with professional instructors. These larger schools will equip you with the […]

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March 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

A Day Well Spent along Bali’s Jalan Petitenget

A Day Well Spent along Bali’s Jalan Petitenget

For boutique shopping, unique restaurants and world class beach clubs, Jalan Petitenget in Bali’s Seminyak area offers it all in 1 small street. A short stroll down JL Petitenget, will bring  you past one of a kind boutique shops selling fine clothing, designer home accessories and hand made bath products commonly designed by resident designers and entrepreneurs. Besides shopping, this […]

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March 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Bali on a Budget

Bali on a Budget

Bali might be the island of the gods, but you can live like the gods for a lot less than you think. These days, you don’t even have to fly a budget airlines to get to Bali on the cheap. KLM recently started offering airfare as low as S$204 round trip from Singapore to Bali. Once you factor in not […]

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March 9, 2012 at 7:35 am