Makanan enak

    I expected most of the Balinese dishes I would eat to be variations upon Malaysian and Indonesian dishes. To a point I wasn’t wrong, but must confess that my knowledge of the regions food is not extensive enough to identify the subtle differences geography instils. I had hoped to try more Balinese dishes…

Beach side

Jimbaran was the perfect place for me to finish up my time in Bali, to spend some time with sand beneath my toes, reclined on a well shaded sun lounger with an ice cold bottle of beer. I could splash in gently lapping water or a stroll along golden sands if I wished, all I…

Lesung kayu

This Balinese cookery experience was quite fun, held within a lovely open air courtyard, the unobstructed views of tropical forest made a lovely backdrop. The entertainment value of the whole experience was quite high due to the hosts character filled performance, one of my favourite things was the hosts’ use of the word “honey” she…

Batur

One of my Balinese highlights is the sunrise hike to the top of mount Batur. At the time this activity was mooted I didn’t like the idea of a 2am hotel departure, yet the idea of climbing Mt. Batur in the dark in time to catch the sunrise from the peak didn’t appal me. I…

Bali

Bali presented me with an excellent opportunity, the chance to meet up with a friend from London who was vacationing in Indonesia and to visit a tropical holiday destination that I never considered visiting. I was incredibly happy to visit my friend, but having done no research about Bali whatsoever, I genuinely had no idea…