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  • Yummy Seafood at Jimbarang Bay
    on Mar 22, 2009
    This is the ultimate place for a romantic dinner. Your dining table is on the beach, on the sand, The waves just steps away. Musician planing and singing, candle light dinner. Delicious seafood grill over sugar cane....Just a short 10-15 mins ride fr...
  • Uluwatu Temple
    on Mar 2, 2009 in Uluwatu Temples
    Pura Luhur Uluwatu is located on the cliff facing the southwest of Bali. Located high above the cliff, the temple offers spectacular views.Go at sunset to enjoy the beautiful sunset and watch their Kecak Dance performance in the open air theater. Th...
  • Turtle Island, Moncot Sari Turtle Farm
    on Feb 7, 2009
    This was a pleasant surprise. We had no idea of its existence until our guide bring us to a beach at Nusa Dua. There, we were introduce to a number of activities we can do from scuba diving to skate boarding...of course those are not the stuff we can...
  • Fresh coffee at a plantationOn the way back to Kuta from Kintamani, our tour guide brought us to a plantation where we were serve free drinks as we seat looking at the greenery of the plantation.It was still drizzling and the hot Balinese coffee and herbal drinks were a wonderf...
  • Kintamani
    on Jan 14, 2009 in Kintamani
    After almost 2 hours, we finally reach kintamani bali from our Kuta Hotel. It is a bumpy ride though small roads. It is time to get off school on our way there and we see many school children riding scooters and motorcycles on their way home, in the...
  • Pura Puseh in Batubulan
    on Jan 12, 2009 in Ubud Batubulan
    Batubulan, which means "moonstone" is a village situated half way between Denpasar to Ubud. It is famous for its stone carving. As our van drive through the village, we were welcome with sights of intricate stone statues displayed along the road.Our...
  • GWK Cultural Park
    on Jan 11, 2009
    We stop briefly at GWK Cultural Park and it is well worth it. Tickets cost Rp. 15,000 per person. If you are there with a driver, add another Rp 5000 for parking.GWK's (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) main attraction is a gigantic statue of Wisnu & Garuda.
  • Bebek - Crispy DuckThe famous Bebek is a must try dish for those visiting Bali for the first time. The more famous and authentic place to try this is Bebek Bengil or (Dirty Duck Cafe) in Ubud. However, the tour that was included in our package included the same dish...
  • Kecak Dance
    on Jan 9, 2009 in Uluwatu Temples Kecak Dance
    " It's the only dance which I like" Kat, who had seen all the dances at Bali told me as I asked about her experiences. A search on the web tells me that it is the dance to watch if you are only going to see one dance in Bali. Inquiring about Kecak da...
  • Things I love about Bali
    on Jan 9, 2009
    1. Yummy Seafood2. Beautiful Padi Fields3. Lovely smell of the potporri4. Soothing Music5. Friendly People6. Great Massage7. Abundance of beautiful art pieces8. Beautiful sculptures9. Being Close to Nature10. Something to do for everyone...
  • Travelling around Bali from KutaIt is easy to find transport in Bali. We live in Kuta during our 5 days trip but one can easily get a driver who will bring you to sights around the island and back for a very reasonable price.Here 's what our estimate cost and travel time to the pl...
  • Day 3 - Waves and beautiful beaches
    on Dec 29, 2008
    On our third day, we pondered on whether we should take up the tour by the hotel to see kechak dance at the temple on the cliff or hire the guide we met on our first day.We decided on the guide, which is great! For 350,000 rupiah, he drove us around...
  • Our Friendly Driver and Guide
    on Dec 29, 2008 in Driver and tour guide
    We ran into our guide and driver by chance while looking for dinner on our first day.Mas'ud is very accommodating and nice. His rates are good at only Rp 350,000 for bringing us around from 10:30 to sending us back to our hotel at night. His Toyota M...
  • Day 2 -Ubud
    on Dec 3, 2008 in Dirty Duck Bebek Ubud Tour Temples Art
    It's the day of our complimentary tour to Ubud. Our hotel guide pick us up at 9am in the morning and off we go. Our destination is a complimentary lunch of the famous bebek dish at Ubud and a visit to the monkey forest. Along the way, we will visit...
  • Day 1 - Arrival and Kuta
    on Dec 1, 2008
    We arrive at the airport at 3:30pm. By the time we check out, get to our hotel and settle down, it is already 5:00pm. We took a nice walk around Kuta and start looking for food. We walk to the waterboom park, one of the places we were planning to vis...