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A video of Villa Tukad, Bali

A video of Villa Tukad, Bali

Sometimes words and photos are not enough… a video of Villa Tukad, featuring the sights and sounds from the idyllic surroundings of our latest holiday rental in Bali, Indonesia. A Video of Villa Tukad, Tumbank Bayuh, Bali Scenes from Villa Tukad, Bali. from Gran Tourismo on...
Bali Take-Homes: Textiles, Fair Trade and Threads of Life

Bali Take-Homes: Textiles, Fair Trade and Threads of Life

Threads of Life is a gorgeous fair trade gallery-cum-shop in Ubud that sells exquisite handmade textiles from Bali and the rest of the Indonesia that are ethically produced. Forget the tourist markets. This is my pick for a one-stop shop for your Bali take-homes. Most visitors...
Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art

Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art

The artistic, cultural and spiritual heart of Bali for centuries, Ubud is serenely located up in the hills in lush jungle, surrounded by rice-paddies. Lined with galleries, cafés and craft shops, its narrow streets are a delight to wander — just watch out for those drains!...
Learning the Art of Making Offerings in Ubud

Learning the Art of Making Offerings in Ubud

Life in Bali is imbued with rituals – religious, spiritual and social; complicated and simple – from consulting the Balinese calendar to the daily offerings of incense and flowers made at Hindu and Buddhist temples. Every afternoon here at our home in Tumbak Bayuh, the...
Bubur Ayam Recipe (Indonesian Congee with Chicken)

Bubur Ayam Recipe (Indonesian Congee with Chicken)

One of the things we are certainly not missing this year is the hotel breakfast. The repetition of crowded breakfast rooms, people eating like there is no tomorrow, and overcooked or runny eggs has seen us skipping many a hotel breakfast in the past, particularly...
Bali, a True Surfer’s Paradise

Bali, a True Surfer’s Paradise

Bali, a true Surfer’s Paradise. When I was a kid starting to surf in Australia, on the Sunshine Coast (no, not the Gold Coast) in Queensland, Bali was a mythical destination. Surfers would return from Indonesia with tales of epic surf, friendly locals and cheap...
The Dish, Part 2: Balinese Saté and Ayam Betutu

The Dish, Part 2: Balinese Saté and Ayam Betutu

In the first part of this post we gave you the recipe to make a good batch of delicious — and often fiery — Balinese Sauce. In this part we’ll put it to good use to make two dishes, a Balinese-style saté and ayam betutu. To make...