Danau Tamblingan


Almost everybody who visits Bali inevitably heads north to view the ‘lake on the water’- Pura Ulu Danau Bratan. As stunning as this temple complex is, there is an even more stunning attraction not far from there. A half hour drive north of Pura Ulu Danau Bratan on the road […]

Photo of the Day: Twin Lakes – North Bali


There are so many places and objects to see in Bali that it would take quite a few years to see them all and, pretty much over the decades I have seen and explored Bali to the max. On my travels there are those places that I have re-visited and […]

Seven Stunning Places in Bali


Travelling around Bali affords some spectacular scenic views and panoramas. Of course not everybody’s tastes are the same. Some like beaches, others mountains whilst some prefer the green textures of rice paddies clinging to hillsides. The delightful thing about Bali [and in fact, the rest of Indonesia] is that wherever […]

Six Fabulous Scenic Spots in Bali



Pretty much over the decades I have seen and explored Bali to the max. On my travels there are those places that have re-visited and been disappointed mainly because of the ‘overkill’, due to the mass tourism that exists now on the island, where tourists and travellers alike are being […]

Seven Gems of Bali






Heading inside the outer courtyard, I passed through a candi bentar (split gate). Balinese temples usually have either 2 or 3 courtyards (outer, middle, inner). The jaba (outer courtyard) is the realm of the people, where public dances will take place, the jaba tengah (middle courtyard), is a transition area […]

Pura Luhur Batukaru: Exploring the outer courtyard