my bali guide blog | Stories, articles and offbeat news about Bali.....

The place where you'll find news, information and stories about Bali not necessarily found in the newspapers........... my bali guide blog  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

For Don Meredith, retiring to Bali was something he wanted to do since his very first visit. That was in 1979 and back then, many of the island’s roads were nothing more than dirt tracks and there was barely a high-rise hotel in sight, but the culture and the people ma...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

If you’re not sampling the local food when you’re in Bali you’re seriously missing out, it’s one of my favourite things to do. Available at local market stalls, roadside warungs or fancy restaurants, Balinese food is easy to find and it’s delicious and cheap.

• Nasi Cam...

Monday, July 30, 2018

Even after two years of living in Bali, there are still days I’ve been known to pull my hair, stamp my feet and shout, “take me home!” Then there are the days I pinch myself, grateful for the experience. There are far more of those days but there’s still no denying tha...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

One of the major causes of injury or death in Bali is traffic accidents, in particular motorbike accidents. Lack of experience, speed, no helmet and alcohol are the main causes. Road rules in Bali are lenient—and may seem non-existent—but the Balinese will ride a motor...

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Bali is one of the closest holiday hotspots to Australia…and the most popular. It’s brimming with Aussies, in fact, there are signs in some areas stating that businesses are “Australian Owned” to draw in the home crowds. In some towns, you’ll even hear people call out...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

You can usually find me sitting at my favourite table in our restaurant, Stiff Chilli, writing stories, people watching or gazing at the ocean. The tides provide a brilliant backdrop to our ‘office’. Chillidog, our rescue pup, is usually at my feet or running amok on t...

Saturday, December 30, 2017

My husband Rob and I fell in love with Bali in 2004. From then on, we’d take a trip to the island every year, sometimes twice. Our children travelled with us, as did most of our family at different times. It was an easy holiday, sightseeing—if we felt like it—or lazing...

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