It has been a long overdue, since my last blog post… And it’s shameful actually… to call myself a Bali Travel & Food Blogger with this long hiatus. The year of 2015 is the year of the new opportunity, our business has been shifted to one field that everybody would want to hear about us : How do you hold on to youth, How to feel, live, and look young. I have to apologize to our readers, from any part of the globe, if you visit our blog and kept coming back and found nothing new on the post. I had been wanted to write about this subject that was initially requested by one of our Twitter Followers @VillaBaliCom. As Jimbaran is our home, our neighborhood, we think it would be lovely to recommend what we, as the locals are used to do as the fun activities with friends and family. There’s definitely a long list to do in Jimbaran when you came to the island as a visitor or tourist or traveler, we just want to share what our family and communities around this area love to do on the weekend or in our everyday activities..Read more »
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.
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 !
Unique! I spotted several cavities or hollow spaces on this beach with pristine clear water, clean enough to wash your hands from sands. Bored with Dreamland Beach several years ago, I chose to find more secluded beaches with less people on it, so I could enjoy reading my book and take a nap without any interruption that sometimes makes me crazy like : getting hit by a soccer ball, screaming kids, a group of school kids from Java accompanied by their teachers in their Batik vest in the midst of hot sunny day!! And on My 5 Favorite Beaches in Bali, I’ve noted down all the beaches I like..
I found your blog on through Google and have enjoyed reading it very much so far. I wonder if it will be possible to get some advice from you about my stay in Bali: where to go, what to see and eat, etc……Kuta makes me sick with all the tourists everywhere. I came to Indonesia to experience the culture, the food, the beauty, and the people.But here in Kuta, with all the development and crowding, I am getting none of that, and starting to go crazy because of it…. Please let me know soon if you are able to help us! We appreciate so much already what you have written on the internet that we will have no hard feelings if you cannot help us……I have only 7-8 more days to discover the amazing beauty of this place, not the ugly tourist centers that we are currently in.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
So last month I received this email from one of my blog reader, and quite surprising as he pointed out that finding my blog through Google has given him some good tips about what to do in Bali to help him escaping from his ‘helpless’ situation in the Bloody Kuta (later he told me how he ended up in Poppies Lane, on his first visit to Bali!staying in a dirty cheap hotel,and surrounded with some tourists that showed a disrespectful act to locals, and it made him and his friend were very sick of it).