Rice terraces are synonymous with Bali and the dominant part of the scenery. Rice farming in Bali dates back to Neolithic times. Bali’s steep mountains and deep gorges make wet rice farming difficult, so the Balinese have developed an intricate system of terraced rice fields, governed by a subak (water […]
Indonesia currently has 16 or more species on the verge of extinction. A further 30 are classified as endangered. On the critically endangered and endangered lists are the Sumatran tiger, the Bali starling, the Javanese wild dog, the orangutans of Kalimantan and Sumatra, the Sumatran gibbon and the Sumatran elephant. […]
Exploring the Batur crater area of Bali can be rewarding for those with a little time on their hands. Coming from the Kuta area you have a choice of routes to get to NE Bali, 5 main ones to be exact accessing the rim of Gunung Batur via Catur, Tegallalang, […]
For those contemplating hiking Gunung Batur, the best place to stay is Toya Bungkah, which has a good selection of budget accommodation. Best thing is to check out a couple of places and compare value.