Ku De Ta


Bali is one of those destinations that is ideal for budget travellers with accommodation to suit and places to eat that don’t scare the shit out of your wallet. Bali also is a fabulous place for those who are, shall we say, less worried about money. The constant infrastructure in […]

The Potato Head Club in Seminyak






Lunchtime today I road down Jl. Oberoi passed a host of familiar places, and some that have newly opened. It was starting to rain so I was hurrying along looking for an inviting place to eat. My choice was Sweet Basil, a place at the end of Jl. Oberoi, after […]

Thai food at Sweet Basil in Seminyak Bali


With the recent upgrading of travel warnings against Indonesia, high profile places such as Ku De Ta in Seminyak have stepped up security. Ku De Ta alreay had satpams with handheld metal detectors and mirrors on poles to look under cars, but they have added a new element. Walking past […]

Security in Seminyak



Australian Michael White came to Bali many years ago and became Made Wijaya. I have never met him but by all accounts he’s a character. Made has books on landscape gardening, a magazine called Poleng and a website, Stranger in Paradise. Made Wijaya is not trying to please everyone, which […]

Stranger in Paradise: Made Wijaya’s view of life in Bali