Regional Guides


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Few Excellent Restaurants in Ubud

Ubud is a place where you could spend your entire holiday in Bali and it is also a great place to base yourself for exploring the rest of the island. Being a relatively tranquil place, it is a haven for tourists, lovers of art and a delightful area to spend […]


A Few Things to Do in Ubud

Ubud is peaceful. It is a place where you could spend your entire holiday in Bali and it is also a great place to base yourself for exploring the rest of the island. There is so much of interest on offer in Ubud and the surrounding areas. Being a relatively […]


Taman Kupu Kupu – Bali Butterfly Park

One of the delightful must-see and do experiences in Bali is a visit to where butterflies dance around you. Being just eight degrees below the Equator, Bali has the type of climate that is pleasing and relatively mild although warm. It is an island that has a diverse range of […]


Exploring the Bukit Peninsula – South Bali

One might think that there isn’t really that much to see to the south of the tourist area on the Bukit Peninsula except for the odd temple and some brilliant surfing locations. But, there is a lot to see and experience. These days, unfortunately, the Bukit Peninsula is pounded by […]