Balinese food is somewhat different to Indonesian food in that it often includes pork items (lawar, babi guling etc.) and tends to more pedas (spicy) and less manis (sweet) than Javanese cuisine, which has a wider range of sauces. However, authentic Balinese food is rarely enjoyed by the tourists as […]
Kuta is the place in Bali where 90% of people spend the most time and money. It is close to the airport, on the beach and loaded with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Some people do not find the impetus to move out of the area, or as one tourist once […]
Just like Raja’s on Jl. Legian, I have passed by the Apache restoran and bar more times than I can remember. I have always been dubious about eating establishments that are a part of a club, but it was worth a gecko I thought. Sure am glad I did.
East Bali is a magical part of the island. Complete with a rugged coastline, the occasional white sand beach and stunning tropical scenery, East Bali also has its highlights including the water-palace at Tirtagangga.
The Bali Barat National Park (Taman Nasional Bali Barat) has one very nice place to stay. Its called Waka Shorea, and is located in the middle of dence forest. The bungalows are on stilts, built in an eco-friendly way, without destroying the forest by clear cutting. The whole are is […]
Tourism in Bali has progressed along a somewhat unguided path but one of the times where planning was at a premium was the creation of the Bali Tourist Development Corporation (BTDC). The BTDC was formed in 1972 by the Indonesian government at the recommendation of overseas consultants. The plan was […]
Indonesia is located on the edge of the Ring Of Fire, the volcanic ring that circles the Pacific. This means volcanoes and earthquakes, which can cause dramatic loss of life.
Buying land and building a house or a business is a dream for many people in Bali especially outsiders. The reality is that owning land and living a stress free life is harder than you think and the process is filled with pitfalls.
Seminyak and Kerobokan are full of furniture places and on a walk down Jl. Seminyak this afternoon I checked one called Apo Kayan. Located directly across the street from Pantarei restaurant, the shop has some massive pieces including benches, couches, carved wall decorations and big wooden pots. Its like land […]
Regardless of what any Javanese girl says about food, she prefers rice with everything. Do not waste time taking her to Bali Bakery for breakfast, wait until 10am-11am and go over to Warung Batavia on Jl. Raya Kerobokan, she will love it. Warung Batavia serves distinctly Javanese food and you […]