Books & Guides


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with the value of them in so much as things to see and do, most of the time you will find that a lot of things are out of date by […]

The Best of Bali According to Lonely Planet


Bali is a crazy strange place for first-time arrivals and besides being overwhelming [that includes starting at the airport] it is a full-on experience. For those of us who have years under-our-belts it’s a bit of the ‘ol ho-hum usual. There are several things new travellers to Bali could bring […]

A Few Things You Should Bring to Bali


Burgeoning writers, published writers and those who are just lovers of literature, get your gear together and head to Ubud for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. The creator of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Janet de Neefe, who also founded two restaurants (Casa Luna and Indus) in Ubud as […]

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival




Many people in Bali and elsewhere will be delighted to read this book because they will have already sampled the delectable fare offered in Heinz von Holzen’s restaurant, Bumbu Bali in Tanjung Benoa, which is generally regarded as the only truly authentic Balinese restaurant in the whole of the island. […]

Book Review: The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine








There are a variety of maps available for visitors to Bali, including paper map, plastic maps, guidebooks with maps of the island eyc. The most detailed map of Bali, that is widely available is the Periplus Bali Street Atlas.

Periplus Bali Street Atlas