To Peel or not to Peel

Every savvy world traveller understands the importance of staying healthy while travelling. All the guidebooks include food safety guidelines, particularly for travelling in Asia or third world countries, and all will include a version of this primary key rule: If you can cook it, boil it, or peel it you can eat it…otherwise forget it.  […]

Continue reading


Babi Guling: Nose to Tail Eating

Babi Guling is a Balinese institution. The word is Indonesian and the literal translation is ‘Rolling Pig’. Otherwise called Roast Pig or Suckling Pig.  The word being Indonesian is unusual as most of Indonesia is Muslim and they don’t eat pork! So this delicacy is only found in Bali (and a couple of other small non-Muslim areas). It is a must […]

Continue reading


Not So Hidden Beach

We found out about a little known beach from an article about the 10 best hidden beaches of Bali, and  decided to check it out. It was just over an hour drive from Ubud, on the coast a little north of Candi Dasa. The beach goes by many names: “Perasi Beach”, “White Sand Beach” or Pasir Putih, […]

Continue reading


Our Balinese Girl

Stay long enough and you begin to turn Balinese

Last term Olive joined the Balinese dance classes after school, which culminated in a performance at the school graduation ceremony yesterday. The girls had to arrive quite early before school to get dressed up which included bright make-up, hair extensions with flowers and the outfit. The costumes are so colourful and are a traditional Balinese dress. The coloured make-up […]

Continue reading