The day we went swimming with manta rays off Bali Indonesia, was one of my favorite days of our six years of full-time travel. The famous Manta Bay is actually off Nusa Penida and we were staying in Ubud Bali. Were we even close enough to take this epic snorkeling trip?It turned out that we were. We booked a tour from Bali to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan in one … [Read more...]
Bali is an island, one of many that make up Indonesia. It is hugely popular with Australian tourists and tourists of many nationalities. Bali is famous for volcanoes, mountains, stunning rice terraces, beaches, tourist attractions, good, cheap food, snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. The island is also famously Hindu in a Muslim country and offers stunning temples such as the cliffside Uluwatu Temple. Kuta is the big beach resort town and has a dubious reputation and plenty of lively bars. Seminyak, Legian, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular beach resort towns. Ubud is in the centre of the island and is hugely popular with travellers and tourists, many digital nomads make long term bases here. Yoga and meditation retreats are popular.
The video is taken from a Manta Ray snorkel trip we took from Ubud, Bali to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.
Below you will find collected blog posts on Bali and travel in Bali.
The most expensive coffee in the world, coffee Kopi Luwak, starts with a Civet in Bali. These little civets are hard at work processing coffee beans to make Kopi Luwak. Looks like a tough job doesn't it. I'd never heard of coffee kopi luwak until the day we accidentally visited a spice garden in Bali, much less knew how it was produced, whoever would have thought that coffee … [Read more...]
Visiting Bali with kids is relatively easy and there is plenty for children to enjoy on this amazing little island. In this post we look at where to stay, things to do,temples, attractions, food in Bali for kids and more. Check out the video my son made of the Bali snorkel tour recently, it's further down the page. If you have any questions on Bali with kids please put them in … [Read more...]
Some places in Bali have been ruined by their own tourist trade, we tested several locations during our time on Bali, but Ubud was lovely, a charming town in the relative cool of the mountains. Bali is an easy family travel destination with everything to offer the family on vacation, from resorts and water parks, to great food and cultural experiences. Of all the … [Read more...]
Bali had always been on my bucket list. We were living in tropical Far North Queensland, Bali was as close to being on our doorstep as it would ever be, so we decided to take D out of school for three weeks and go check it out. We'd never been before, my husband can't take time off in regular school holidays, I needed my Asia fix and , of course, travel IS … [Read more...]