Where to Stay in Seminyak, Bali – From Stylish Beach Resorts to Chic Boutique Hotels

2019-06-06T12:11:40+07:00By |

Where to stay in Seminyak isn’t an easy decision to make with an abundance of luxury lodgings and chic boutique hotels peppering Bali’s most stylish suburb. Our very selective guide includes everything from lavish ocean-side resorts with palm-fringed infinity pools to more affordable design-driven boutique hotels. As far as we’re concerned if you’re in Bali [...]

Places to Go in 2017 – Because These Places Need You

2017-03-03T12:10:02+07:00By |

Our places to go in 2017 are destinations that we think you should travel to this year – because they need you. These are places with breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals, fantastic food, a fascinating culture, and all the rest. They’re also places that deserve more tourists. It’s the season of ‘places to go in 2017’ lists [...]

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali – Hindu Traditions and Sea Temple Ceremonies

2018-12-17T17:48:14+07:00By |

Tanah Lot temple, Bali, is a popular sunset spot for most visitors to the Indonesian island but like any must-do attraction in a major tourist destination it can get insanely crowded. We sensibly opted for the local experience of Pura Tanah Lot instead. We suggest you do, too. Tanah Lot Temple, Bali – Hindu Traditions and [...]

Weekend in Seminyak, Bali – Two Days of Sunshine, Sipping and Shopping

2017-11-27T20:32:39+07:00By |

A Weekend in Seminyak, Bali, is possible these days with so many affordable flights from Australia and Asia. And that's just enough time to gaze at a few sunsets, savour some good food, do a little shopping, and soak up some sunshine. Weekend in Seminyak, Bali – Two Days of Sunshine, Sipping and Shopping Friday [...]

Salumeria Tanah Barak a Spuntini and Campari Bar – Italian Made in Bali

2018-12-17T17:53:13+07:00By |

Salumeria Tanah Barak a Spuntini and Campari Bar in Canggu, Bali, is owned by Australian chef Geoff Lindsay. What makes this chic Italian resto-bar special is its selection of salumi, Italian-style charcuterie, and cheeses – all made in Bali. Salumeria Tanah Barak a Spuntini and Campari Bar – Italian Made in Bali Eating Italian wouldn’t normally be a [...]

A Local Guide to Eating and Drinking in Canggu, Bali

2019-06-06T12:59:30+07:00By |

This local guide to eating and drinking in Canggu, Bali, comes from Geoff Lindsay, the Aussie owner-chef of Salumeria Tanah Barak a Spuntini and Campari Bar in Canggu, Dandelion restaurant and the Crab Club Pop Up, Melbourne, and chef at Saigon Street in Seminyak, Bali. We’re big fans of Geoff Lindsay’s Vietnamese restaurant Dandelion in Melbourne (and his [...]

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Seminyak, Bali

2018-12-17T17:52:02+07:00By |

Eating and drinking in Seminyak, Bali’s most appealing destination for lovers of good food and drink, has never been better or more interesting than it is right now, with brilliant restaurants and cafés offering everything from pan-Asian favourites to contemporary Indonesian cuisine. Eating and drinking in Seminyak, or anywhere on Bali for that matter, wasn’t [...]

Best Bali Sunset Watching Spot – Seminyak for Sundowners on the Sand

2018-12-17T17:52:31+07:00By |

Best Bali sunset watching spot? How can we nominate only one on an island famous for its breathtaking cliff-top views and gob-smacking sea temple silhouettes? We’re going to do it anyway: Seminyak for sundowners on the sand. Suggesting the best Bali sunset watching spot is a challenge for an Australian who comes from a country [...]

Best Things to Do in Bali, from Rice Paddy Walks to Riding Mythical Waves

2018-12-17T17:51:22+07:00By |

The best things to do in Bali for us aren't the things you gawk at in tourism ads or highlight in travel guides. In keeping with our preference for the slow, the local and experiential, they're as low-key and laidback as strolls through rice paddies and learning to cook Balinese food. We loved the side of Bali that we experienced when we [...]

Back to Bali to Dig Deeper and to Java to Discover Yogyakarta

2018-12-17T17:58:02+07:00By |

You may have noticed we’ve been quiet here. Where have we been? Back to Bali for the first time in six years, to Java to discover Yogyakarta and explore sublime Borobudur, then back to Siem Reap to host our writing and photography retreat and culinary tour. Phew. I’m still recovering. No sooner had we returned from Penang, [...]

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