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

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...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mt Agung "LIVE" this morning. (Tuesday 28/11/2017)
Thanks to our friend Jankie for this footage.

Mount Agung, a volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia, erupted five times in late November 2017, causing thousands to evacuate, disrupting air travel and causing envir...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Volcanic mud flows called lahars - also known as cold lava - have been seen near Bali's Mount Agung.

Fears of an imminent major eruption have increased and an evacuation zone around the volcano has been widened.

in the eruption zones, the volcanic lava, ash and other eru...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


World Vasectomy day was celebrated in Gianyar last Friday, with six volunteers being presented to an audience before undergoing the minor surgery at one of the mobile clinics set up around the island.


Some 750 doctors in 25 countries performed over 3,000 vasectomies t...

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Please join Yayasan Rama Sesana (YRS) for a Balinese feast and beautiful music from Lia & friends to help raise funds for a portable Ultrasound Machine. An Ultrasound Machine will greatly help YRS’s ability to detect breast cancer in Balinese women. 

This is a c...

Thursday, November 12, 2015


CLOSE to 3000 volcanic ash refugees have been returned to Australia from Bali after Jetstar and Virgin Australia finally got airborne out of Denpasar airport.


Both airlines had operated just a handful of flights since last Tuesday as a result of relentless eruptions f...

Friday, July 3, 2015


Potato Head Beach Club

 You may have heard of Potato Head. (Not your potato guy in Toys ‘R’ Us.)

Since its opening in 2010, this place has been on everyone’s list while they are in Bali – which pretty much explains why it’s becoming more touristy. 


Even so, we aren’t st...

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