Essential Health and Safety Tips for Travel in Bali with Kids

A short travel time from Australia, affordable accommodation and a huge variety of activities are just three reasons why Bali is an excellent choice for a family holiday. Stories of exploring ancient temples, hanging out with wild monkeys and elephants, and meeting friendly Balinese locals are tales the kids will tell for years. However, for …

Family Friendly Cycling in Bali

Another of those family activities that we had left undone from our previous trips to Bali was downhill cycling. Last year we weren’t quite ready to do it. Olive is now experienced enough on a bike to tackle the Bali roads on her own bike, though Jetson can’t ride himself (though he now has his own …

Kembali Ke Bali (Back to Bali)

It has been nine months since we left Bali after 14 months of living in Ubud as ex-pats. We have scheduled this trip back to reminisce, to catch up with old friends and to visit some of our favourite places. We may even get to have some new experiences, though after more than a year here …

Please Support Sjaki-Tati-Us

Sjaki-Tari-Us is an education program for special needs children, particularly mentally disabled children, based in Bali. One of their main projects is the Sjaki-Tari-Us school and restaurant is hidden in the corner of the Ubud soccer field, just along from Tutmak, and the CP Lounge. You can support their projects by eating here. There is a nice …

Cooling Off At Water Fun Parks In Bali

In Bali the weather provides a super hot and humid environment, the perfect excuse for cooling off at a fun water park.  The island of Bali does provide many options in this genre to choose from. So after you have spent adequate time at the beach and in the hotel pool, it is time to explore some of the fun …

Ogoh2 – A Photo Collection

We were very fortunate to be in Bali for another round of Nyepi celebrations. Last year we saw a great collection of Ogoh Ogohs, and saw the ogoh ogoh parade through the streets. Here are just some of the Ogoh-Ogohs we saw during a short drive around town, and also from the parade through our village, Nyuh …

Ubud’s Only Library – Pondok Pekak

If you have an avid child reader like we do, you need a good library. Ubud has just the thing, Pondok Pekak. Although there are several good bookshops, this is the only public library. Pondok Pekak is located on the corner of Jl Dewi Sita and Jl Monkey Forest, at the east side of the football field right …

Jl Goutama – Our Favourite Eat Street in Ubud

One of our favourite streets in Ubud is Jalan Goutama, which hosts many of the best and funky places to eat in Ubud. It is a smaller street, with not many cars travelling through due to the narrowness, and is a happening place with many tourists seeking some of the best eats in town. Our top …