Places to Go

From major cities to the off-the-beaten-track destinations, we’ve got this place covered. We’ll share the hidden gems that only a local can discover.


The Best of Bali According to Lonely Planet

There are people who swear by guide books and the value of their usage. Where in part I agree with the value of them in so much as things to see and do, most of the time you will find that a lot of things are out of date by […]

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Road Tripping in Bali

I once spent a whole month on the road in Bali. When I finally returned to Kuta, my natural ‘high’ dissipated fast. Anyone who visits Bali and never ventures out of the tourist strip is not experiencing all that Bali has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you hire a […]


Photo of the Day: Pura Batu Bolong, Lombok

As most of you know I have visited just about every temple on the island of Bali and during my recent visit to Lombok, I was interested to note the comparison between the temples of Bali and that of Lombok. The one temple I found fascinating was Pura Batu Bolong, […]

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Photo Journal – Puri Taman Ujung, East Bali

One of my favourite places to visit in Bali on the east end of the island is Taman Sukasada; more commonly known as Puri Taman Ujung. Surprisingly it is a place not frequented by tourists on a large scale. This delightful place is located 5 kilometres south of Amlapura. Built […]


UNESCO Considers World Heritage Sites in Bali

Being such a small island, Bali sure has a large amount of places that have natural beauty and historical significance. Antiquities abound. It is that time again when UNESCO selects places around the world for recognition as world heritage sites. Bali is not short on those and in fact three […]

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Accommodation in Candi Dasa

The most underrated part of Bali has to be Candi Dasa. It is a peaceful enclave that once was a tourist stronghold, but, slipped as a major tourist destination on the island for a while. Thankfully this beautiful place is having a resurge in popularity. Candi Dasa has so much […]


Photo of the Day: Surfers at Senggigi Beach – Lombok

On my last visit to Lombok we decided to upmarket our accommodation a tad from our usual homestay tradition and chose the Sengggi Beach Hotel. The long stretch of stunning coastline 10 klms north of Ampenan known as Senggigi Beach is in reality the tourist centre of the island of […]

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The Potato Head Club in Seminyak

Bali is one of those destinations that is ideal for budget travellers with accommodation to suit and places to eat that don’t scare the shit out of your wallet. Bali also is a fabulous place for those who are, shall we say, less worried about money. The constant infrastructure in […]