Kuta



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 […]

Road Tripping in Bali


The arts play a significant role in Balinese culture. These include dance, theatre, music and painting to name a few. Balinese dances are a very ancient tradition that is a part of the religious expression among the Balinese people. It is no surprise then that a theatre was created especially […]

The Bali Theatre



A great time to check out a shopping fiesta in Bali is the day following Nyepi. This day is a Balinese holiday known as Ngembak Geni. On this day all shops that are Balinese owned are closed with the only shops being open are those owned by traders from other […]

Photo of the Day: Pasar Maja Langu


Bali, being tourism generated, has a lot of festivals throughout the year just like the Bali Arts Festival I wrote about in a previous article. A majority of these festivals are excellent for families on holiday in Bali and most are a definite must-see mainly because of what they have […]

A Few More Festivals in Bali


The two most photographed places on the island of Bali undoubtedly are the sea temple of Pura Tanah Lot and the other, Pura Ulun Danau Bratan located 2 hours north of Kuta on the shores of Lake Bratan. The temple is one of Bali’s kayangan jagat or directional temples and […]

Photo of the Day: Pura Ulu Danau Bratan



Bali has an infectious way of completely blowing away your senses and especially for first-timers. The whole impact upon one’s senses can be overwhelming when you first arrive on the island. A good idea, once you have cleared customs and immigration at the airport and arrived at your hotel, is […]

Upon Arrival in Bali for First Timers


For anyone visiting Bali a must-see that should be on their list is the Bali Safari & Marine Park, just a 45-minute drive from Bali’s International Airport. The park is located on the newly developed ocean highway, Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra and thus assuring visitors an easy and fast access […]

The Bali Safari & Marine Park


If there is one thing that will surely ruin your holiday to Bali then it has to be the dreaded stomach infection colloquially known as ‘Bali Belly’. Basically, you got the shits big time and you, well, feel like shit! The climate in Bali is one that is a natural […]

Bali Belly – The Destroyer of Holidays