• 10 things to do in Bali

    Coming to Bali for the first time and trying to figure out a list what you should see during your visit? Let me share my 10 tips what are absolutely must do + see things on this beautiful island. It's definitely not all the amazing stuff you can do here but those are definitely the ones to consider first! (You can also watch my quick video on 10 things to see in Bali) #1 Stay in Ubud for 2 or...

  • Kubu Carik Bungalows. Perfect getaway in the east...

    Bali has very unique and beautiful nature without any doubt. But the real truth is that most tourists stay in areas like Kuta or Seminyak and they don't really experience much of that nature. Rice paddies, waterfalls, lush tropical gardens, volcanos and green rain forest are hard to find there. South of Bali is heavily overdeveloped and overpopulated so you don't get any feel of Real Bali...

  • Guide to accommodation in Bali: guesthouses,...

    Bali is one of those tourist destinations where you can find accommodation options for different budgets. And when I say ‘different’ I really mean different: you can get a cheap room in local homestay for just 10$ a day or you can splurge in one of the luxury hotels for 1000$ a night. So lets have a look what you can get for different money.   For true backpackers: just 10$ a day Yeah,...

  • Bali most beautiful waterfalls.

    Central Bali with it's amazing tropical landscapes is home to some of the most scerene waterfalls. Big and small, they are all beautiful in it's own way unique. You don't need to visit all the waterfalls, but include at least one on your list of things to do in Bali. To make your decision easier to which waterfall to visit, here are some of the most outstanding amazing waterfalls in Bali,...

  • Where to eat in the Bukit area.

    The southern peninsula of Bali called Bukit. Starts from Jimbaran, covers areas like Balangan, Dreamland, Ungasan, Pecatu, Padang-Padang, Uluwatu, and everything in between, is not always considered a paradise for food lovers. But if you look hard enough, you find a lot of hidden gems worth trying. If you are asking yourself where to eat in Bukit, I am glad to recommend you good cafes and...

  • Guide to Surfing in Bali, spot info & map.

    Bali has world class surf all season long located throughout the island. The island provides surf for every skill level. The only thing you have to keep in mind is seasons which is either wet, or dry. There are various surf spots to check out based on the season. The southern coast of Bali is where you will get the most surf, but the east coast may also get its fair share. Most spots are...

  • Bali’s most popular tourist areas.

    This article has the potential to becoming the most informative and useful guide for first time travelers to Bali. Bali is a rather a big island, filled with historical monuments and tourist activities suited for every holiday need. For advanced surfers who want to surf from dawn to sunset, you will have no problems choosing from several world class breaks.  The Bukit area is one area that you...

  • Trip to white sand & blue water paradise: Gili...

    Lots of people come to Bali to spend their vacation on the beach.  Unless you stay in the Bukit peninsula, you won't get much of a chance to enjoy deserted white sand, clear blue water beaches. Areas like Canggu (located south-western & east Bali coasts) famous for its black sand beach. More popular destinations like Kuta/Seminyak tend to be more crowded filled with tourists more suitable for...

  • How to get to Bali?

    In order to get to Bali you need to book a flight to Denpasar airport (airport code DPS). Unfortunately, there aren't many direct flights to Bali, especially if you are flying from Europe, or US. Bali caters most to its neighboring Asian countries and have much shorter flights to reach Bali. Those coming from Australia will have one, or sometimes two connecting flights as well. Be ready for...

  • Car rental tips for Bali

    Rental cars and motor bikes are a very popular means of transport in Bali. The island is big and personal means of getting around is a necessity since public transportation is virtually non-existent.  Taking a taxi is an option, but can be costly when traveling long distances. Everyone drives on the left-hand-side of the road, so be mindful if you come from a country that drives on the right...

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Holistic healing in Tirta Usada

Posted in See + Do by  •  May 31, 2016

Southeast Asia is known for cheap massages widely available.  In Bali, the average cost from a local massage is about $5.  When I first moved to Bali, massages for me was quite frequent especially after a long surf session. After a few years in Bali there is no more novelty in going to the local, affordable spa...

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Scooter rental tips

Posted in Practical info by  •  May 4, 2016

If you are considering renting a scooter in Bali, please watch this video! I am sharing some information how to rent scooter: rental prices, safety tips and how to get around Bali on the scooter. And don’t forget to check out car rental tips blog post for more tips and car rental agencies contacts. (function(d,...

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Whenever you are trying to get around Indonesia flying from Bali to some other islands you will most probably have to use local airlines. When I was planning my upcoming trip to some of the islands in Indonesia, I realized that you don’t see all the possible flights when you check big booking sites like momondo....

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Bali is quite big island and it has many tourists areas that are very different from each other. In this video I am trying to give you some tips how to decide where to stay in Bali. In this video I am explaining why some people will really enjoy Seminyak, and why surfers love Bukit, why all the trendy and hip folks...

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5 facts about Nyepi Day [VIDEO]

Posted in Culture & Traditions, Videos by  •  March 29, 2016

In this video I am telling about the unique Bali tradition of Nyepi – balinese new year celebration that happens in March every year. Watch the video for curious facts about Nyepi day and if you want to know even more about Nyepi read this blog post. SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel for more video tips about...

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