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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian October 11th 2018

Als ich heute aufwache und mich auf die Terasse setzte, spricht mich die balinesische Frau aus dem Zimmer gegenüber an: „did you feel de eathquick in night?“ Ich frage “what?“, sie wiederholt „did you feel eathquick?“ - ich schaue sie verständnislos an.... „de eathquick at 3... you not wake up?“. Langsam dämmert es mir... „eathquick“ heißt „earthquake“ - ich kann es kaum glauben, aber sie insistiert, sagt aber auch, dass auch ihr „boyfriend“ geschlafen habe. Da weder Emma noch Tyrone in der Nacht bei uns auf der Matte standen bin ich mir sicher, dass auch sie nichts mitbekommen haben. Ich Google also Erdbeben Bali 11.10.2018 und finde sofort mehrere Meldungen. Ein Beben der Stärke 6 hat um 3 Uhr Nachts Bali und Java erschüttert. In Denpasar (wo wir uns befinden) gab es 3 Tote. Und wir? ... read more
A Surf
Beach Fun

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian June 12th 2017

Hi! Ah, Bali. Bit of a place isn't it? This was my second visit here. My last being in 2012. This time around I stayed at the Sun Island Hotel and Spa in Legian. This was a great start. The hotel in my opinion was great. I stayed in the cheapest places possible on my last visit as I was on a year long trip however this time I went for something a little better and it wasn't expensive by any stretch of the imagination. The staff here were awesome but I'll get back to that one a bit later. First up my hotel was on JL Legian and a 5 minute walk to the nightlife and a 15 minute walk to the beach. It was perfect for what I needed. If you like being just ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian November 25th 2016

Getting over to Bali from Java was quite the ordeal (it always seems to be). I won't really go into detail but the transport involved twelve hours, three buses, two minibuses, a boat, and some live farm animals. For all of my efforts it cost me around $IDR55,000 and I ended up saving about $5USD. Here's to budget travel. Once I finally made it to Denpasar (the capitol of the island) I was surrounded by the taxi mafia all doing their best to rip me off and I finally lost it. A few choice four letter words later I just walked off into the night without any idea of how to get to where I wanted to go. Lucky for me an honest ojek (mototaxi) driver pulled alongside me and gave me a fair price for ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian May 26th 2015

We were quite apprehensive about going to Kuta as we'd read numerous blogs and heard from others directly that this was a crude overpriced tourist hub lacking any Indonesian culture. Some even likened Kuta to other tourist party hotspots such as the party areas in Magaluf or Cancun. Regardless of what we'd heard or read we wanted to visit ourselves and witness this place everyone talks about. Just for one day and night that is. It is true what many people say. Whatever charm initially attracted people to this place has long gone. This was by far one of the most touristic towns we had visited. The town itself appeared to evolve around a never ending road with many small alleyweys stemming from it on either side. It's main focus was tourism. There were stalls ... read more
Surfers paradise of Kuta Beach
Like a duck to water
Kuta beach stretches on for miles

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian May 2nd 2015

Over a few Pinot Gris' one Friday night in October 2014, the FND girls decided that we were well overdue for a little sojourn without the boys to a warm, tropical destination where we can shop, eat, drink and be merry for cheap. A few places were mooted and debated; Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Noosa, Bali??? Hmmmm, Bali sounded promising!!? We all agreed Bali would meet all the requirements and when an AMAZING deal came up for a week at the 5* Pullman Hotel in Legian, we were in! The deal was so good that there were a few non regular FND's very keen to make the journey with us too. As the saying goes, "the more the merrier" and with even numbers to make room sharing easy, twelve of us were off to Bali sans ... read more
The Pullman pool
On yer Bike
Nusa Lembongan

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian August 26th 2014

Hey guys! I just want to share with everyone what I've learnt about Bali on my two sojourns and share some of that knowledge, as well as some tips and tricks with you :) First up Bali isn't the country! Bali is the main tourist island of the country Indonesia. Most of you are probably going duh! But it's surprising how many people don't know that. When you fly into Bali you'll arrive into Denpasar (DPS)which is around 20 mins from the main tourist hub Kuta. I flew Garuda Indonesia and Virgin and The service on Garuda far surpassed the latter. In preparing for you trip: Money : I wouldn't bother with changing money in australia as there are plenty of money changing facilities in Bali and ATM'S everywhere (some are even private airconditioned boxes! ...shut ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian July 7th 2014

Today I bought a new board. I had a conversation with my girlfriend about my power and purpose in life. I charged into my future and breathed the spirituality of the waves and energy. I was able to scratch into an 8 foot monster wave and ride it to the beach. It was my biggest wave of the trip so far. Hahaha. The previous blogs have been about me always moving and life on the go but here i feel like i am home. Bali is the center of a peaceful place in the world that many energies converge with. The moon shines brighter; the winds flow softer. The doves coo and as much as has changed since my last visits this is still a magical mystical land. Kuta has been built up to the point ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian February 27th 2014

We left Sanur and headed off to our next destination of Ubud, a town regarded as the cultural capital of Bali. An hour long taxi journey took us inland, climbing steadily all the way as it set at a high altitude (Ubud was the location of the book “Eat Pray Love”, later turned into a film starring Julia Roberts). As we made the gradual ascent, it was wonderful to look out over the endless green paddy fields rolling on and on between the steep jungle ravines. With a little trepidation, we opened the imposing gates into the grounds of our next accommodation, the Bali Breeze bungalows ( They are located just off the noisy main road, opposite a busy petrol station and it didn’t seem like the same location we had carefully researched and selected beforehand. ... read more
Duck Satay Anyone?
Mount Batur and Beyond
Bali By Bike

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian May 12th 2013

Ah crazy Kuta, a place in the South of Bali which is possibly the least authentic Balinese place you could visit. Similar to parts of Koh Samui in Thailand or Boracay in the Philippines, Kuta is the place to come if you want to party, and being only a few hours away from Australia, that is exactly what Ozzies in Bintang vests (or no tops at all) come here to do, munching away on pizza, burgers, pies and other traditional Indonesian food and swigging beer at all hours... it’s not just Australian people (although the majority), Kuta was packed with plenty of English, Dutch, Swedish and French people all here for one reason – to party and enjoy the many clubs and bars lining the main street, something which we intended to do too. We would ... read more
Having a surf lesson
Us and the Dutch guys on night out
Cocoon Beach club

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Legian May 5th 2013

3/1 We got up and had breakfast at 10- we were phoned the night before to ask what we would like and what time! We ate it on the table outside our room, but were joined by a lot of flies! It was a nice enough breakfast- egg, bacon and toast! The weather was pretty miserable- rain rain rain! The guesthouse offered a free shuttle bus to the beach/ into town. We were taken into the local town- Seminyak, by the friendly guy that works there, and seems to,do everything! We went in at 1.30, and were given umbrellas from the guest house to take with us as it was pouring still. We arranged our pick up back to the guest house and headed out for a look around Seminyak. We went int the Bintang (famous ... read more
Finding Nemo

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