Firstly I want to tell you a story. Back in 1983 I saw a ‘little old lady’ slinging a backpack and sprightly walking down the road. Later that day when I was having an iced tea in a warung, that same lady walked in dumped her backpack on the ground […]

Bali for the Over 60’s

Centro Discovery Mall in Tuban has evolved into one of the best shopping complexes on the island. There are not many tourists to the island that dislike the place as it offers an excellent choice of restaurants, coffee shops and stores. It also affords spectacular ocean views from the rear […]

Handicrafts at Centro Discovery Mall – Tuban

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

I am lousy at shopping. I hate it and much prefer to avoid it as much as possible. But, there are times when it becomes a necessity. Food shopping takes me less like than Flash Gordon whizzing by and this is always much to the dislike of my wife, Candika. […]

Factory Outlet Shopping in Bali

Tourists and travellers to Bali have an abundance of places in which to shop for general goods and in fact, places where you can wile away the hours. Most newcomers to Bali generally head to Matahari Square for a bit of shopping and window-gazing. Although becoming less popular as an […]

Shopping in Kuta: Matahari Square

Everyone who visits Bali inevitably leaves with one kind of souvenir; it could be a T-shirt or some strange looking phallic symbol. However, for that special souvenir, and one that is everlasting, look at the options of purchasing a piece of textile. I don’t mean your wrap-around sarong but a […]

Purchasing Textiles in Bali