One of the things I love about travel blogging community is that fellow bloggers often bring opportunities to exchange posts, links, and tweets that could expose your blog much wider to the world. Keith Jenkins from VelvetEscape whom I’ve met in person during his visits in Bali a while ago, is one of the ‘personage’ I admire the most for doing what he loves to do. You must read his Travelations story if traveling is your passion. Keith recently asked me to write some tips for his blog post about Bali tips, and I happily agreed to contribute. Please read more here http://su.pr/4oAaEn Enjoy!
Deeply sorry for the lack of presence, as another business has been preoccupying my time, my mind, my energy..Hope you enjoy this last serie of A Day trip to North of Bali…There are still many places in Bali I have not yet discovered and explored despite the fact that I’ve been living here for about 9,5 years.This is a serial of 3 blog posts of A Day trip to North of Bali (trilogy!). Written NOT in an order of where to visit first, although for your easy guide, I will give an itinerary that most people usually does. Enjoy!
On the way to Munduk Waterfall, once you’ve passed the village entrance gate, on the left side of the road, stop by for a breathtaking view of two lakes sisters who are peacefully located side by side (where else you can see two lakes at the same time right in front of you – please tell me if you found one somewhere in the world!). The stop over point is located across a coffee shop serving original Bali coffee planted in the area!
– There are still many places in Bali I have not yet discovered and explored despite the fact that I’ve been living here for about 9,5 years.This is a serial of 3 blog posts of A Day trip to North of Bali (trilogy!). Written NOT in an order of where to visit first, although for your easy guide, I will give an itinerary that most people usually does. Enjoy! –
Three places to visit when you go to Bedugul : Ulun Danu Temple on Lake Beratan – Bedugul Botanical Garden – Bedugul Fruit & Vegetable Market. The last one will be featured on my Bali culinary blog soon! Stay tune! Most people will visit Bedugul first before they explore other area on the north of Bali. But as I pointed out on my previous blog post of Munduk Waterfall, be free on deciding your itinerary. I visited Munduk Village on one rainy day without going to Bedugul first.
– There are still many places in Bali I have not yet discovered and explored despite the fact that I’ve been living is this sun, sea, surf island for about 9,5 years. This is a serial of 3 blog posts of A Day trip to Northern part of Bali (trilogy!). Written NOT in an order of where to visit first, although for your easy guide, I will give an itinerary* that most people usually does. Enjoy! –
If you are going up to North of Bali, to the highland village of Bedugul, that is famous with its Botanical Parc (Kebun Raya Bedugul) and Ulun Danu Temple on Beratan Lake, your journey can continue up to Buleleng, to the splash spot of the area : Munduk Waterfall. This is not only a visit to a beautiful waterfall place in Bali, but also a short hiking deep into the rain tropical forest of Munduk Village. Very recommended for Bali visitors after 4 or 5 days with skin tanning beach days and Seminyak night life, you should definitely schedule a day trip to Singaraja area.
A good massage has a healing power, and I’m addicted to it! Not only it releases your tense muscles and toxic from your body, improve your blood circulation. But a good technique, incredible masseuse, and a beautiful setting of the spa/massage place could really be an indulging moment for you. You know you deserve it, after a long hard day at work and stressful weeks. When watching TV, eating favorite food, retail therapy still didn’t work and the stress level is still high, then it’s time for me to have my reflexology points pressed, this time is to try the latest treatment at Karma Spa at Karma Jimbaran – The Warm Stone Massage.
It is always rewarding for a blogger when a reputable association or a professional community mentioning your blog and giving an award for such a great job you’ve been doing in what you are most passionate about : writing and sharing it with people.
I had a pleasure moment when last year my culinary blog www.wisatakulinerbali.com on which I’m blogging about Bali culinary delights (not only about real and traditional Balinese food, but more on my recommendation of yummy,healthy, affordable, “Warung” style eateries in Bali) received an “Internet Sehat” Award from Indonesia ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Watch for Travel & Culinary Blog category, how nice!! And things like that always encouraged & motivated me to keep writing & blogging!
Doing what? Jay ho dancing with Sharukh Khan? Or eat and drink Roti Canai and Teh Tarik? Nah…will get to that dancing move one day, and definitely am looking forward to see and taste the real indians doing the pour in-pour out Teh Tarik beverage. The tickets were booked about a month ago, after having spotted an economy promo air fare on this low fare airline website, but not until yesterday, ie. 2 days before the travel date I found a backpacker hostel on the internet (browsing, surfing, swimming on the world wide web could really get us lost!) that looks cozy, friendly, intimate and fun in mind, most importantly : CLEAN and SAFE, and even if I’m going to sleep on a 5 bed dorm (with Benny and a friend, we managed to get the room as a private room just for us), doesn’t mean I’m not going to enjoy my stay in Singapore..oups! Did I just mention the country I’ll be in? Oh well, there it goes my Bali Blogger in disguise mission.
Hostelling means staying in value-for-money accommodation where you can interact and have fun with other travellers in a convivial atmosphere. Why spending hundreds dollar in a fancy room when you’ll going to be there only for sleeping in the night? And I’m going to stay just for 3 days. I better save the money for sightseeing (and shopping too!). I’m welcoming any great places to see, to taste recommendation. A tout à l’heure !
“I can get a glimpse of the world through Trinity’s Indonesia eyes. I may have been to many of these places before, but The Naked Traveler takes me there by a whole new route – Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet
If the guy from Lonely Planet could endorse this Indonesia’s best seller travel book, then this book worth a review, for you guys out there who opt Backpacker is your traveling style. But what did ‘whole new route’ Tony Wheeler really talking about? Let’s find out more.Read more »
Can you be peaceful and have a Me Time in a touristy (or semi-touristy) beach? YES, YOU CAN! said Obama :p . I Love Bali, I love living in Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua – the rich and famous neighbour – is just 5-10 minutes away from my house. Just heading towards Nusa Dua, on the intersection at HARDY’S Supermarket, turn right to Siligita road, follow the road, you will see a small statue on an intersection and notice the sign board to Geger and Sawangan Beach direction where it will lead you to the main road on which Bali Golf Resort Nusa Dua is located, and you’ll pass one of the newest hotel in Bali : St Regis as well. Then you’ll arrive at Geger Beach. Easy breezy..