Other Places


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 […]

Photo Journal – Puri Taman Ujung, East Bali


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 […]

Accommodation in Candi Dasa


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 […]

Taman Kupu Kupu – Bali Butterfly Park



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 […]

Best Places to View Rice Terraces in Bali


A two hour drive north of Kuta will bring you to one of the most photographed temples on the island of Bali – Pura Ulun Danau Bratan near Bedugul. It lies on the shores of Danau Bratan and is one of Bali’s kayangan jagat or directional temples and protects Bali […]

Pura Ulun Danau Bratan – A Photo Journal


There is nothing more delightful and enjoyable as getting on my mountain bike and just riding anywhere, whether it’s to get from point A to B or just for the sheer exuberance it gives me. Besides being an environmentally friendly form of transport it is also fabulous exercise. However, what […]

Adventure in Bali – Cycling



Lombok has so much to offer travellers and any visitor to the island will be first struck by the awesome and natural beauty of the environment. But, the island has so much more and their culture and handicrafts are amazing. When I last visited there I was particularly interested in […]

The Traditional Weaving of Sukarara in Lombok


Although Bali is a small island there is still so much to see and do, and, it will take more than one trip to the island to cover most of the attractions. The northern part of Bali is a good starting place and heading in that direction from Kuta a […]

Places to Visit in Northern Bali




Waking to a glorious sunrise bursting over the ocean is one of those special moments and although reluctant to move on towards Singaraja along the north-east road, it was the adventurous side that took over and it was not long before we found ourselves driving along the road out of […]

Travelling the North-East Road Pt. 2