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  • Hello: “Selamat siang”
  • Thank you: “Terima Kasih”
  • Currency: Rupiah
  • Population: 249,900,000
  • Best time to visit: June – September
  • Average temperatures: July 29°C, January 31°C
  • Important telephone number: 112 (police) and 118 (ambulance)
  • Beware of scams in Bali


A backpacker comes to posh Seminyak

November 28th, 2014|34 Comments

I've always wanted to be elegant. But what I have is more like Clumsiness with a capital C. [...]

  • The world's most expensive coffee in Bali

Balinese coffee: it’s the shit

November 7th, 2014|20 Comments

I'm not a big coffee drinker. In fact, not at all. But when I got the [...]

  • Amazing things to do in Bali

20 adventurous things to do in Bali

October 28th, 2014|42 Comments

Despite the fairly small size, there are so many adventurous things to do in Bali. From white [...]

  • Yoga retreat in Bali

10 things I learned from my yoga retreat

October 20th, 2014|33 Comments

Before I left for this yoga retreat, I had a clear goal: I wanted to be [...]

How to Plan a Yoga Retreat in Bali

October 8th, 2014|38 Comments

As you may know, I recently returned home after spending 3 weeks on a yoga retreat [...]

There’s a little island called Gili Trawangan

September 26th, 2014|38 Comments

Just east of Bali and a stone's throw from Lombok is the island of Gili Trawangan. [...]

Bali scams – and how to avoid them

September 2nd, 2014|62 Comments

Anyone who has been subjected to a scam knows how it feels. That humiliating feeling that [...]

Top 5 Temples in Bali

August 25th, 2014|22 Comments

A trip to Bali is not really complete without visiting at least one temple. There are over [...]

  • Finding bliss in Ubud, Bali

Finding Bliss in Ubud

August 16th, 2014|8 Comments

As I entered the premises of the guest house, an elderly women with frizzy hair met me [...]

Visiting the notorious Ubud Monkey Forest

August 14th, 2014|2 Comments

I could hear screams in the distance. As I approached the entrance, the trees were more intertwined [...]

  • Meeting the world's largest beetle in Indonesia

Meeting the world’s largest beetle!

August 8th, 2014|6 Comments

Today has been majestic! It started out rough with an intense downpour just when I was leaving, [...]

  • A guide to the healthy food in Ubud, Bali

A guide to the healthy food in Ubud

August 2nd, 2014|18 Comments

The Balinese town of Ubud has introduced me to whole new categories of food. I've made friends with [...]

Celebrating My 40th Country: Indonesia

August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

I just reached an important milestone as a traveler: my 40th country. Has it really been [...]