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Things to do in Bali (with the benefit of 4 months’ worth of hindsight)

Things to do in Bali (with the benefit of 4 months’ worth of hindsight)

* * This list of things to do in Bali is several months overdue — I was there in early April — but I think the extra time between then and now has actually helped me refine this list. This isn’t the “Top 10 Things […]

Where to Stay in Bali: The Royal Eighteen Resort and Spa (Kuta)

Where to Stay in Bali: The Royal Eighteen Resort and Spa (Kuta)

* There were several things I looked for when I was searching for accommodations in Kuta: Proximity to the beach – Kuta is famous (or infamous) for its waves and its parties, and though I’m neither a surfer nor a party girl, I thought it […]

Where to Stay in Bali: Narendra Guest House (Ubud)

Where to Stay in Bali: Narendra Guest House (Ubud)

It was past 10 in the evening when we arrived at Narendra Guest House. Our side trip to Uluwatu had taken longer — much longer — than I’d expected and we hadn’t been able to give notice that we would be checking in late, so […]

How much does a Bali trip cost?

How much does a Bali trip cost?

* The answer depends, of course, on how long you’re staying there, how much you spend for your plane ticket, what sort of lodgings and food you go for, etc. The total cost of your Bali holiday will vary widely based on those factors, but […]

Mary Jane

Mary Jane

Less than a month ago, I flew from the Philippines to Malaysia to Indonesia and had the time of my life. Five years ago, a Filipina girl in her mid-20’s flew from the Philippines to Malaysia to Indonesia, and today that trip will cost her […]

Sunset at Tanah Lot

Sunset at Tanah Lot

* It’s important not to let first impressions faze you at Tanah Lot or you won’t even want to get out of the car, especially if you’ve had a long day and just want a nice, peaceful spot to watch the sunset. At the parking lot, […]

Bali

Bali

Planning a trip to Bali? Start here. * Budget * If you catch a piso sale, share a room with a friend, eat at warungs, and generally live frugally, a budget of P20,000 should last you a good 4-7 days. Read the details here: How much […]

The Wonderland North Bali | Lovina Tour

The Wonderland North Bali | Lovina Tour

* On our Wonderland North Bali Lovina Tour, we were picked up very promptly by Ngurah, our smiling guide who hails from the woodcarving village of Mas. We told him we needed to be in Kuta by 4 PM and he agreed to tweak our […]

Amazing Bali Tours

Amazing Bali Tours

Remember my post about going on a tour to the cooler areas (like, literally cooler areas) of Bali? We’re going to the Bedugul region today, and after that back to the heat: the Lovina area, the jump-off point for dolphin tours, and to a Buddhist […]

Our Jatiluwih Tour with Bali Golden Tour was just lovely!

Our Jatiluwih Tour with Bali Golden Tour was just lovely!

* It’s been a long and full day, but before I turn in, I just have to share with you the awesome Jatiluwih Tour we had today. Mr. Wayan Adika of Bali Golden Tour entrusted us to Dudy, our friendly and helpful guide/driver, who treated us […]