Tag Archives: Bali

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Down at Diani Beach

Down at Diani Beach

When it comes to wonderful beaches around the world, Diani Beach doesn’t immediately spring to mind, yet we quickly discovered that the place is popular with travellers looking to top or tail their safari trip with some sun, sea and sand. Being Australian, I’m pretty...
A Balinese Royal Cremation Ceremony

A Balinese Royal Cremation Ceremony

Kiki was adamant. “There is a Royal Cremation tomorrow,” she told us, “You must go!” Our villa manager, Kiki had made it her mission to ensure we were getting the breadth of Bali’s local experiences. And while I’m not one for taking photos at funerals (err, or...
Scenes from Villa Tukad, Bali

Scenes from Villa Tukad, Bali

Sometimes words and photos are not enough… sights and sounds from the idyllic surroundings of our latest holiday rental in Bali, Indonesia. Scenes from Villa Tukad, Bali. from Gran Tourismo on Vimeo.
Cooking with Desak in Bali

Cooking with Desak in Bali

Our cook at our Balinese villa, Desak, trained and worked as a waitress at one of Bali’s five-star hotels. In addition to her seemingly effortless ability to turn out Balinese classics, Desak also cooks Western food, but isn’t quite as confident at doing so. Most villa...
Bali Take-Homes: Textiles, Fair Trade and Threads of Life

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

Most visitors to Bali buy their souvenirs – masks, carvings, sarongs, and textiles mainly – from the tourists markets. There’s a colossal choice and while everything is already cheap, stallholders will also bargain, meaning you can walk away with bag loads of stuff for next...