If you visit small villages in Bali you will discover nearly every family has a dog. And these dogs are not always accustomed to tourists! If you wish to explore these rural areas you will have to get use to dealing with dogs barking at you and approaching you with menacing intent . In this […]
The quandary of hiring a motorbike in Bali is that despite the law stating every tourist requires an international license, very rarely will you be asked to show it when hiring a bike. To make matters even more confusing, tourists are often targeted by police with fines resulting in no official record. It is common […]
Just out of Ubud you can find the village of Mas. Various villages around Bali specialise in particular craft. Mas is famous for it’s mask making. The masks were originally produced for sacred temple dances, but with the advent of tourism, are now also created for wall decorations. A mask carver is called a ‘undagi […]
I discuss the two types of massages available in Bali. It is important for men in particular to be aware of this so as not to lead to misunderstanding. There is a traditional massage which one can usually get in beauty salons, and there is the complete massage, which usually finishes with a happy ending! […]
I get a fish foot spa in Bali. The Garra Rufa or Doctor Fish eat the dead skin off one’s feet. While getting the treatment, I think of the Roman Emperor Tiberius who supposedly trained a group of young boys he called his minnows, to nibble at him while he swam naked.
I wander the narrow lanes away from the tourist strip restaurants of Kuta to find meals half the price. I order a Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Mango Juice which cost me less than $2 AUD. I speak with owner Dewik about meal options for vegetarians. Thanks to Dewik of Sapo Laish 1, Jl. Batu […]
Wandering the shops of Poppies Lane 1 and 2, it is interesting to see how Australian culture has influenced what is available for sale. Crass t-shirts and stickers adorn the walls. I purchase a Bintang Beer singlet, essential uniform for every Aussie yobbo.
On the bus trip to Ubud I met Lucy and Stephanie, two French girls backpacking around Bali for 2 weeks. Stephanie worked in Jakarta and had a strong grasp of the Indonesian language. They seemed to know a lot about Bali, so I decided to let them host the Ubud video. Lucy takes on shopping […]
As I sit on the beautiful Balangan Beach on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali, I ponder my bucket list for this world trip, the things I wish to achieve.
I plan on filming a night out in the Kuta Beach tourism precinct but instead meet some Australians running a local bar and settle in to learn about visa requirements for expats. Australians over 65 get a special 12 month visa which means many stay in Bali in order to stretch the value of their […]