tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-43464525095937273642015-06-29T00:41:25.081+08:00Life in BaliTravel advice about Bali for surfers and other curious beingsStephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.comBlogger98125LifeInBalihttp://feedburner.google.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-44956927716741619542015-06-28T21:16:00.001+08:002015-06-28T22:02:08.313+08:00Bali Wet Season: What are the pros and cons and should you go<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/2015/06/bali-wet-seasons-what-are-pros-and-cons.html" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Bali_panorama.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="216" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Bali_panorama.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Tegal Alang rice fields - still great in the wet season!</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Another really common question I get asked is about <b>the best time to come to Bali</b>. I thought it would be useful to talk about first of all the <b>wet season and the pros and cons</b>&nbsp;, because it seems that it's got a bit of a bad reputation and people don't really want to come to Bali in that time. &nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I'm just going to run through some of the pros and cons so you can make up your mind for yourselves. Let's just say the wet season runs from late September right through to mid-April. These can vary. This isn't a set time obviously and year on year there can be differences, but it's about six or so months.</span><br /><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Cons</b></span></div><div><br /><ins class="adsbygoogle" data-ad-client="ca-pub-5587583159768053" data-ad-format="auto" data-ad-slot="6384894054" style="display: block;"></ins></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Let me dive into the cons first of all, providing some of the things that you might not have thought of. First of all, because of the rain and because most of you will be driving on scooters or motorcycles, it is worth pointing out that it is that much more hazardous on the roads. As the roads and drainage systems don't deal with heavy rains very well, it often leads to floods and streams of water across the roads. On a motorbike, as you can imagine or as you may well know, this type of water can be extremely dangerous, especially when you combine it with things like potholes that can fill up and hide the real depth, which are extremely hazardous. Combine this with the crowded Bali roads and lack of general regulation on them and you get an overall added edge to driving. Driving is certainly more hazardous in the wet season; that's not to say it can't be done, it's just that much more caution is needed.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Obviously the <b>wet season means it is wetter than the dry season, but also the temperature&nbsp;</b></span><b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">is a little bit higher and also the humidity goes up quite substantially</b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">. Not only does it rain a bit more, but it does become that much more humid, which I certainly found quite difficult to deal with &nbsp;when I first arrived in Bali, . Obviously, it depends on what you're used to and if you come from a humid place, this might not be such an issue for you.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I have also found that the <b>mosquitoes seem to be more prevalent in the wet season</b>. They thrive in wet, humid conditions, and I certainly found that I was getting bitten quite a bit more than in the dry season.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Also <b>I found sleeping that much harder because the humidity doesn't let up overnight.</b> It is right through the night and it's actually that much harder to sleep, so you may find your quality of sleep is less than it would be in the dry season. If you’re like me and struggle to sleep with air-con, you’ll need to find somewhere with a powerful fan.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The <b>next point is particularly relevant if you're going to be using the beaches a lot, which I imagine means most of you.</b>&nbsp;The rain does is it brings a lot of pollution in rivers after a long dry season straight out into the sea. This is particularly noticeable in months like October or November, after the dry season where the drains and sewers have been blocked or may not have had much water running through them and people tend to throw their rubbish in them and they're polluted. <b>The rainwater goes untreated into the sea </b>and bring a lot of this pollution and contamination with it. I know I got an ear infection in the wet season. It was after heavy rain. It may have just been bad luck, but it is certainly noticeable that you do see more litter floating about in the sea.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>If you're going to be surfing,</b> and I know quite a lot of you do, there are less options for surf because the swell isn't quite as consistent and therefore places like the Bukit 04:26, it's much rarer to get to. Some of the biggest spots on the Bukit like Uluwatu or Padang Padang are certainly not going to be working, or they won't be working at least in the same way.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Another point about surfing, or another two actually, is that along with the less swells there are more unpredictable winds.</b> The winds are not Trade Winds like you would get in the dry season, and so therefore you have to get up early. Otherwise, it generally does blow a bit onshore after 9:30 or 10:00am.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I should also add that, although maybe there are less people in the surf in the wet season, because of the fewer options available<b> it's not noticeably less crowded in the water because people go to fewer spots,</b> whereas in the dry season it would be more spread out. Don't come thinking that you're going to have less crowded waves, because unfortunately that is not the case.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Pros</b></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><script async="" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><!-- Bali Travel Blog Responsive --><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-5587583159768053" data-ad-slot="6384894054" data-ad-format="auto"></ins><script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Now I've been through most of the cons but it's time to have just a quick look at some of the pros, which there are certainly. I don't want you to think the wet season is a write off because it's definitely not. I've had some great times in the wet season. One thing I certainly noticed when I was living in Bali was that during the wet season there was noticeably fewer tourists.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">What this meant was that <b>people coming over could find more competitively priced accommodation,</b> because the prices do seem to fluctuate. If you're more inclined to have a backpacking type holiday or do a bit less planning, it'll be much easier in the wet season because there's so many more vacant rooms. That also gives you a bit more bargaining power. You can have more choice of accommodation and also hopefully barter and get a better price.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">If you are looking for a night out,<b> there's still a good atmosphere on any given night in south Bali area of mainly Kuta and Seminyak. </b>As such, nightlife is not noticeably any different in the wet season . If you're worried about it being quieter with fewer tourists, that's not a concern as far as nights out go because any night of the year you can go to Kuta and you will find throngs of people and plenty of people out looking for a good time. I certainly wouldn't worry about there being any less atmosphere, because that is not the case.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I also mentioned a point for surfers, or<b> one of the pros certainly for surfers</b> is that the water is at its warmest. It can get up to twenty-six degrees, I would say about that mark, in the height of the wet season, so you never actually feel the cold in the water even with strong winds or rain. It is very warm all times and you don't want to come with anything more than really a very thin vest or tee shirt, if that, and a pair of board shorts, even early morning when it's still fine. There are still a lot of pros to the wet season for surfers as well.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I suppose one last general point is that I certainly found when recommending friends what time to visit that the <b>cheapest flights</b> were in the months of November and February respectively. I believe this is because the wet season is slightly less desirable so they drop their prices. Also, in November the run up to Christmas, so it's not Christmas but it's an in between period, as with February. Western people perhaps have less money after Christmas and so on and the holidays there. Those months were also the quietest times so they are cheaper and with less tourists.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">All in all, that's my pros and cons of the wet season. I'd be interested to hear if you have any. If so, you can <a href="mailto:steve@livebali.net" target="_blank">email me</a>&nbsp;and we can have a chat. Otherwise, you can comment below</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Alternatively, <a href="/2010/06/wet-season-vs-dry-season.html" target="_blank">the wet season post I've written here </a>and add your comments. I hope that's been helpful and enjoy. 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</script><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">Standing in a darkened corner, I felt like a criminal. Here I was, in Singapore, a country notorious for its severe laws and equally severe enforcement of them, nervously waiting in McDonald's for a mysterious man to make his presence known. It was 4.37pm; he said he would be there at 4.30pm sharp. Still no sign. Then suddenly, after several false alarms, I see a hurried, middle-aged man fitting my memory of a brief meeting with him in the morning. No sooner than he'd arrived, he proceeded to empty a bag of passports onto the table. This was my man.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">Having survived the most part of my first visa run, I was feeling pretty happy with myself, not least because I had very nearly missed my flight from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport. For this reason, I thought I'd share my experiences of a&nbsp;<strong style="font-style: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">Bali to Singapore visa run</strong>&nbsp;and pass on some insights for the uninitiated.</div><script async="" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><!-- Bali Visa Travel Live --><br /><ins class="adsbygoogle" data-ad-client="ca-pub-5587583159768053" data-ad-format="auto" data-ad-slot="2250902453" style="display: block;"></ins><script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script> <br /><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">For those unsure, the&nbsp;<strong style="font-style: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">visa run&nbsp;</strong>is an obligatory part of any non-Indonesian national's time working in Bali, or anywhere else in Indonesia for that matter. The rules for getting a work visa for Indonesia are surprisingly strict, so strict in fact that it is easier for companies to fly&nbsp;their workers to Singapore for visas than to do it from within the country, which is more a reflection of Indonesian corruption and bureaucracy than businesses with large amounts of disposable income.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">In my case, the language school I worked for told me that, prior to entering Indonesia, I should show&nbsp;customs officials a print-out of&nbsp;an onward flight 'ticket' to Singapore (around US$100), and on arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, simply tell the stamp-wielding zealots I was on holiday. Alarm bells were ringing and, despite the assurance in the form of several e-mails from my soon-to-be boss, I couldn't escape the fact&nbsp;that my future employers&nbsp;had provided me with a fake onward ticket to convince customs as I was leaving the country within the 28 days my 'tourist' visa would allow. Much to my surprise, the customs official at Bali's airport was more interested in me than my onward travel, even going so far as to kindly leave his phone number on the back of my arrival card, in case I needed&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">'anything'</em>. With the said official being a man and the author being a man of a different persuasion, this made light of what had been a rather nerve-wracking start to my 'dream job'.</div><script async="" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><!-- Bali Visa Travel Live --><br /><ins class="adsbygoogle" data-ad-client="ca-pub-5587583159768053" data-ad-format="auto" data-ad-slot="2250902453" style="display: block;"></ins><script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script> <br /><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">Now, after 3 weeks of working for the language school (I say 'school' in the loosest sense of the word), I was informed of my next&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">mission</em>, the&nbsp;<strong style="font-style: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">visa run</strong>. After being told&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">'Everything would be sorted</em>', I was a little nervous after the initial entry shenanigans with said fake ticket. Then came the debrief. I was handed a plastic wallet of tickets, Sing $300, and a print-out with all my essential details. I had to call&nbsp;Mr. Singh upon arrival to confirm the appointment and then proceed to meet him outside McDonald's the following morning between 11-11.30am, handing over my passport and said documents, to collect later that day at 4pm. Mission accepted.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">Having massively understated the traffic and the distance from&nbsp;the motorcycle parking area to the terminal (the opposite, farther end to flights to Europe), I made it to my flight with the usual 'Last Call' signs flashing on the board.<a href="/2010/10/how-to-survive-long-haul-air-asia.html" target="_blank"> Air Asia</a>, being the Virgin Blue or Ryanair of Asia, didn't fill me with confidence yet&nbsp;I sat back and thought 'At least it's better than teaching spoilt brats'. A rather seamless flight ensued and all was going fine.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">At Changi Airport, the humidity was up a notch from Bali's wet season, and that's no mean feat. I had been to Singapore once before and knew what to expect yet I was taken aback by the&nbsp;comparative calm at the airport having left the chaos of Bali behind. I went to the pre-booked hotel,&nbsp;<a data-mce-href="http://www.hotel81.com.sg/hotel_selegie.html" href="http://www.hotel81.com.sg/hotel_selegie.html" style="color: #1b8be0; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Hotel 81 Selegie</a>, near the Little India MRT stop. With their website stating they cater for&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">"leisure travellers",&nbsp;</em>the PVC mattress protector (wipe clean?) and blackout blind, which had been kindly shut prior to my arrival, had me wondering what kind of 'leisure' such travellers were after.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">Arriving at around 7.30pm, I made sure I would tick off the first task on my list:&nbsp;<strong style="font-style: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">call Mr. Singh on arrival.</strong>&nbsp;Assuming he knew who I was given the amount of money involved, being quickly and abruptly told '<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">Never to disturb&nbsp;my evening&nbsp;meal ever again'</em>&nbsp;and '<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">I don't&nbsp;know&nbsp;who you are just go to the meeting point'</em>&nbsp;before&nbsp;the international sound of being hung up on filled my ears did little to calm my nerves for the procedure ahead. Unsure whether to consider this a 'ticked box', my mind became occupied with more urgent musings: food. I thought it was an ideal time to go out to&nbsp;sample the sights and sounds of&nbsp;Little India, Singarpore's vibrant Indian district with eateries to match. I filled up on incredible Indian fare and soon decided to head over to the nearest bar serving Kingfisher, the only Indian beer&nbsp;I knew. Suffice to say, it didn't take me long to discover my next Indian&nbsp;beer, the aptly named Knock Out, with the phrase 'High Punch' and an image of boxing gloves adding to the&nbsp;intrigue. As I had been sitting on a table for four by my lonesome, and with the Friday evening masses coming out to unwind, I was asked if I'd mind sharing by a group of three Singaporean Indians. No problem, I said. After surviving several&nbsp;rounds of Knock Out, my next memory is one of a club with hardly anyone and a few Sari dancers - my only sober thought being 'Get the hell out of here!' and I quickly left my new friends to their night on the tiles.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">A weary head was all I was left with, the next morning, and a few more Sing dollars than I'd thought. I looked at the clock - 10.43am.&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">Uh oh.</em>&nbsp;I had no more than 43 mins to make my way across an unfamiliar city and to meet a man whom I'd never seen before outside McDonald's. The race was on. The obligatory cold shower did little for my pounding&nbsp;skull which, combined with the humidity, would be a few hours in letting up yet. I somehow got downstairs in record time, flagged a cab, gave instructions and was on my way. It was only a 15-minute journey by MRT but I dared not risk missing the window by getting off at the wrong stop. Now I was paying for my previous night's&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">indiscipline</em>&nbsp;in more ways than one as I handed over a not-inconsiderable sum for an 8-minute journey. Nevertheless, I strolled into McDonald's at 11.13am, 'Plenty of time', I told my sweaty self. Mr Singh, seemingly in better spirits than the night before, did not clock the fact that&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">I</em>&nbsp;was the one who had dared (been ordered) to interrupt his meal. Fortune was on my side. After a&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">de rigeur</em>&nbsp;checking of documents and a few no-more-than-necessary words had been exchanged, going against all my instincts, I handed over my passport, personal details and a few hundred dollars to a man who was operating in the outside seating area of McDonald's. Yes, this was what it said on my brief. No,&nbsp;my passport was not for sale. I hoped.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">With a lonely few hours to kill, I skulked around shopping malls and sweated the night before's&nbsp;<em style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.7;">extravagances&nbsp;</em>out of my system. James Bond, I was not. Johnny English, more so. After a couple of hours of being harangued by all sorts of peddlers, some of technology, others of smut, I saw that it was time to head back to collect my passport with a fresh new Indonesian work visa inside. McDonald's o'clock.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">And so here I was, nervously waiting in the shadows of a fast-food restaurant in one of the safest places in the world, absolutely terrified at what might be to come. My logical mind abandoned me - I had been told to do this by my boss, they had paid, the man had my passport, what was the worst that could happen? Yet I still could not relax. A hastily consumed milkshake later, it was still 3.52pm, a full 8 minutes before the&nbsp;agreed time. As I shuffled nervously around the perimeter of the outdoor area,&nbsp;moving past&nbsp;families and groups of friends, I thought 'I'm the only one here who's&nbsp;done something wrong'. What that something was, I don't know. The minutes felt like hours until finally Mr.Singh made a quiet entrance only to boldly start calling out nationalities from the pile of the passports heaped on&nbsp;his&nbsp;table in the middle of the throngs.&nbsp;</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;">"Czech, Australia, France", the list went on and, much to my surprise, several&nbsp;hitherto invisible&nbsp;figures appeared from the shadows to the frenzy of the centre table. "UK". I gestured to take it and, expecting to at least have to answer the perfunctory name check, found a passport in my hands. I opened it and, much to my surprise, it was mine. Complete with a new Indonesian work visa and profile photo&nbsp;bearing a&nbsp;distinctive red background. Mission accomplished, I thought and headed back to Bali.</div><div style="color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 26.4444446563721px; margin-bottom: 0.825em;"><br /></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=yGXMPty_zDQ:dOZ38A3WgNM:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/yGXMPty_zDQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Denpasar City, Denpasar City, Bali, Republic of Indonesia-8.65 115.21666700000003-8.901153 114.89394350000003 -8.398847 115.53939050000002/2015/05/bali-visa-run.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-13451314132807068242013-04-16T04:58:00.000+08:002013-07-29T20:17:10.164+08:00Bali Videos: Bali Plane Crash at Ngurah Rai Airport<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20videos" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;">Incredibly, no-one was killed in this plane crash. Lionair has a poor record, being blacklisted from EU airspace and also having had 5 pilots arrested for testing positive to drug use while on the job. Our message of the day: <b>DON'T FLY LIONAIR</b>!!! We do not get commission but Garuda &amp; <a href="/2010/10/how-to-survive-long-haul-air-asia.html" target="_blank">AirAsia</a> both have much better safety records and are worth an extra $20! 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As I always tell people who are visiting Bali, don't make eye contact and just keep walking!</div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="415" width="520"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8eYNzLAzsdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8eYNzLAzsdY ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="520" height="415" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div><span style="font-size: large;">Click here to see more of my </span><a href="/search/label/bali%20videos" style="font-size: x-large;" target="_blank">videos of Bali, Indonesia</a><span style="font-size: large;">!</span><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</span></div></div></div></div></div><center><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Rent house apartment kos in Bali In-page ad */ google_ad_slot = "6853221010"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; //</script></center></div><center><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></center></div></div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=M_iHvSa5nt0:3XGYEpS8oPY:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/M_iHvSa5nt0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Bali, Indonesia-8.4095178 115.18891600000006-9.4201012999999989 113.89252950000007 -7.3989343 116.48530250000006/2013/04/bali-videos-bali-timeshare-scam.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-21688670313325533182013-04-09T03:11:00.002+08:002013-04-09T16:53:58.193+08:00Bali Videos: Bali Police - Tourist Bribes and Beers<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20videos" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;">A video causing a stir in&nbsp;<b>Bali - </b>A Dutch undercover journalist, posing as a tourist, is stopped by police at a busy crossroads in Bali for not wearing a helmet. A routine <i>donation</i>&nbsp;soon turns into a friendly chat and a couple of beers. Both of the unsuspecting officers have since been sacked but will it actually make a difference to the way police in Bali behave towards tourists in Bali?</div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="415" width="520"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/b7XysvFBju4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/b7XysvFBju4 ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="520" height="415" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp; 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border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;" target="_blank"><span id="goog_1000604545"></span><img border="0" height="201" src="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/images/collage1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><b>Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you ended up in Bali?</b><br /><br />I am a surfer/traveller and what we call in Spanish a <i><a href="http://translate.google.com/?source=osdd#auto/en/buscavidas" target="_blank">buscavidas</a></i>. Basically experiencing life through different ways of living and occupations. I’ve worked in restaurants, construction, commercial fishing, language interpreting and when my partner Kara and I landed on Bali we got ourselves work as teachers and also got inspired to start <b><a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/nusamen.php" target="_blank">nusa</a></b> and<a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/debaliwomen.php" target="_blank"> <b>debali</b></a>.<br /><br /><b>How long have you been running <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/index.php" target="_blank">Nusa</a>?</b><br /><br />We started with the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nusa/169996513093958?fref=ts" target="_blank"><b>nusa</b> and <b>debali</b>&nbsp;clothing lines</a> in 2009, designing, producing in collaboration with small home-industry factories in Bali, and selling around surf camps and in California when Kara would go there on holidays. We had no experience on the garment/fashion industry and no funding backing us up. But we had to give it a try. So we invested our little savings and monthly salaries and we went for it. We got really good feedback. The next logical step was to open the store over a year ago.<br /><br /><b>How about the Nusa concept - why is it different to your average surf/lifestyle store in Bali?</b><br /><br />It is different in many ways. <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/store.php" target="_blank">From the interior design that includes real roots embedded on the tinted cement floor to having <i>the great majority of products hand-made in Bali</i></a> and not having any big corporate brands. And of course having our<a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/nusamen.php" target="_blank"> independent clothing brands</a> that rediscover and explore Indonesian Batik designs. Even our hand-made nusa fins and surf boards have batik fabric inlay.<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/images/collage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/images/collage.jpg" width="268" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Nusa Store, on Jl. Uluwatu 22km, Bukit.</td></tr></tbody></table><b>Where did your inspiration to start Nusa come from?</b><br /><br />We got inspired by two things. First and foremost the beauty of <a href="http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=indonesian+batik&amp;hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=U60zUf7-A8bA0QWu_4DYDg&amp;ved=0CEEQsAQ&amp;biw=1024&amp;bih=499" target="_blank">Indonesian Batik designs</a>. We loved it from the very beginning. We couldn’t believe no surf brand or street, casual or fashion wear geared to <i>bules</i> was doing anything with batik at the time. And that, in Bali! One of the major fashion centers of the world! And secondly, we felt that as adult surfers we couldn’t find much diversity in the surf clothing industry which seemed geared to a teenage style, so we wanted to create something cool and meaningful. Something that you could wear in the water or go out with friends or your date without being a logo billboard. We believe there is <i>an artistic dimension to the surf life style</i> and I guess, the more you live it, the more you become aware of it and appreciate it.<br /><br /><b>Any new clothing lines/projects you are particularly excited about?</b><br /><br />Yes, we are in the midst of producing our new line for next season and it’s coming out really cool. We have also recently implemented a <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/surf_video_reports.php" target="_blank">daily surf video report from the Bukit</a> that has sent us also good feedback. Apart from that, on the website we have articles and <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/nusafiction.php" target="_blank">surf fiction stories</a> and we want to keep creating and exploring through that dimension of surfing. We believe, in the case of surf journalism, that it has been watered down and candied to accommodate to an industry that heavily relies on teenage stoke. Nothing wrong with teenage stoke, but we are not teenagers. Yet we are surfers. &nbsp;In the case of surf fiction, I think there is an immense universe to explore. We definitely want to get into that. We also have some original ideas for some videos. We are excited about giving something new and original to surfing, its life style, and its industry. But it all takes time, especially in Bali. Bali time, you know?<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://nusasurfwear.com/nusasurfwear/surfwear/nusamen/boardshorts/BSTRADyellow1.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://nusasurfwear.com/nusasurfwear/surfwear/nusamen/boardshorts/BSTRADyellow1.png" width="255" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Check the <a href="http://nusasurfwear.com/nusasurfwear/get_nusa_men_item_detail.php?store_item_id=8" target="_blank">nusa site</a> or store for more!</td></tr></tbody></table><b>You've kind of touched on it above, but could you say more about why you specifically decided to make batik into surfwear?</b><br /><br />Because we are in Bali, we are in Indonesia. For Indonesians, batik has for centuries been a beautiful way of seeing and expressing the Universe around them. It’s a repetition of intricate patterns that when you look close you see something and from far you see something else or even many something 'elses' replicates it. It is<b> like an allegory of life and creation</b>. Many artistic, social and philosophical extrapolations are implicit in Batik designs. And, of course, it is beautiful.<br /><br /><b>Finally, tell us where can our readers find you?</b><br /><br />We are on <b>Jl.Uluwatu km 22 on the Bukit, just before the entrance to Dreamland Resort</b> or <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/">www.nusasurfwear.com</a>, where you can also get <a href="http://www.nusasurfwear.com/nusamag.php" target="_blank">Bali tides and our daily video surf report</a>&nbsp;from <b>Bali</b>.<br /><br />Thank you for your time!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: right;"></div>Thank you.<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/2013/03/nusa-surfwear-batik-surfwear-made-in.html" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><br /></div><br /></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=N7Yj8e1QJl4:U28FzkiNdgc:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/N7Yj8e1QJl4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Ungasan, Kuta 80361, Indonesia-8.8216864955893719 115.14439599987793-8.8256304955893725 115.13937499987793 -8.8177424955893713 115.14941699987793/2013/03/nusa-surfwear-batik-surfwear-made-in.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-50523217285235357472013-03-04T00:02:00.000+08:002013-03-04T00:02:57.240+08:00Bali Videos: Jordy Smith Ripping @ Keramas<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20videos" style="background-color: white; 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border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><div style="text-align: center;">A fantastic free surf film from Basque surfer&nbsp;<b>Hugues Oyarzabal. </b>Lots of great <b>Gopro </b>surf action from Bali &amp; Lombok - think <i>Padang Padang, Deserts, Uluwatu</i>, etc. - enjoy!</div></div><center><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Banner Snapshot */ google_ad_slot = "8274804808"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; //</script></center></div></div></div></div></div><center><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></center></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="415" width="520"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KGVnKCRW7HM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KGVnKCRW7HM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="520" height="415" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp; 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border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><span style="background-color: white; text-align: center;">Every year our neighbours make a monster for <i><a href="/2011/02/bali-public-holidays.html" target="_blank">nyepi</a></i>&nbsp;in front of the house - here's a timelapse sequence of last year's monster. They make them for the <a href="/2011/02/bali-public-holidays.html" target="_blank">ogoh-ogoh&nbsp;procession</a> which takes place every year in&nbsp;<b>Bali </b>and is believe to ward off the evil spirits</span><b style="background-color: white; text-align: center;">. </b><span style="background-color: white; text-align: center;">This happens on the eve of <i>nyepi</i>&nbsp;before the island begins meditation.&nbsp;</span><b style="background-color: white; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</b></div><center><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Banner Snapshot */ google_ad_slot = "8274804808"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; //</script></center></div></div></div></div><center><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></center><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="415" width="520"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/G-0XxwWJ2B8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G-0XxwWJ2B8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="520" height="415" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"><span style="background-color: white;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"><span style="background-color: white;">Note that the whole of Bali also shuts down for a whole day for nyepi! Be warned!</span><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;</span><b style="background-color: white;">In 2013</b><span style="background-color: white;">,</span><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white;"><i style="font-weight: bold;">nyepi&nbsp;</i><b>will fall on 13th March! </b>Bali</span><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;is also <i>the only place in the world which shuts down its international airport for 24 hours for a religious and spiritual holiday</i> - crazy but true! Enjoy <i>nyepi</i>&nbsp;and enjoy Bali!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"><span style="background-color: white;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-size: large;">Click here to see more of my </span><a href="/search/label/bali%20videos" style="font-size: x-large;" target="_blank">videos of Bali, Indonesia</a><span style="font-size: large;">!</span><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</span></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script>--&gt; <script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard Images Only */ google_ad_slot = "3808430965"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script> <div><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=qmhDuRGF8K8:qeZgLpx-SQA:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/qmhDuRGF8K8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com1Pemogan, Denpasar, Indonesia-8.711965 115.196928-8.7433559999999986 115.157446 -8.680574 115.23641/2013/01/bali-videos-nyepi-monster-making.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-1205241488108257152012-12-21T07:01:00.000+08:002013-02-16T07:03:57.927+08:00A good apartment with AC in Kerobokan?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20questions" style="border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"><br /></span></span></div></div><div style="float: right; margin: 10px;"><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Rent house apartment kos in Bali In-page ad */ google_ad_slot = "6853221010"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; //</script></div><div style="float: right; margin: 10px;"><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></div><span style="text-align: justify;">Our next question comes from Marina from Jakarta, who said:</span><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-weight: bold; line-height: 13.993056297302246px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>Question</b>: "</span></span><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Dear Life in Bali,</span></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">My name's Marina &amp; my friend I are looking for a <b>fully furnished apartment for rent around the Kerobokan/Brawa area</b>.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">We need a room with hot water, a fridge &amp; air-con.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">We're currently living with a friend but have to move out by the end of the month.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Can you help, please?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Thank you for your kind attention! We look forward to your reply.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Sincerely,</span></span></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">MARINA</span></span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: left;"></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><b></b></span></span> <br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><b>Answer</b>:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Hi Marina,</span></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; text-align: justify;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gI7mlmJVILE/UM-j5N8GnWI/AAAAAAAACc0/A85k-KAXbKk/s1600/P1010276.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gI7mlmJVILE/UM-j5N8GnWI/AAAAAAAACc0/A85k-KAXbKk/s320/P1010276.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">South-west Denpasar has some pretty nice rice fields, worth<br />looking out for!</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.97569465637207px;"></span><br /><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.97569465637207px;"></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Thanks for the message! </span><b style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Umalas in Kerobokan</b><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"> has some good deals for what you are looking for,</span></div><br /><a name='more'></a><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">but do you definitely need to be in Kerobokan? <b>South-west Denpasar is also good</b> as it is close to that area but the <b>prices are lower</b>. Have you also tried the <a href="http://www.baliadvertiser.biz/current_ads/real_estate.html" target="_blank">Bali Advertiser</a>? They have lots of different accommodation - it's worth a look but they tend to cater more to tourists so the prices can be a bit higher than in other places.</span></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.97569465637207px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Also </span><a href="http://bali.olx.co.id/rumah-apartemen-disewakan-cat-363" style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;" target="_blank">Bali's OLX page</a><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"> might help you to find accommodation.</span></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.97569465637207px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Hope that's helpful!</span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"></span></span><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;"></span></span><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="line-height: 13.984848022460938px;">Regards,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Life in Bali</span></span></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><br />To ask a question, find Life in Bali on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/livebali.net" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/livebali" target="_blank">Twitter - @Livebali</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/livebali" target="_blank">Youtube</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://sjb1983.hubpages.com/" target="_blank">Hubpages</a>. 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A nice two bedroom, close to a beach if not on it, a maid/cook, </span><b style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">would we need a car</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">? </span><b style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">How much is food in Bali</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">? Food is the main thing I'm having a problem narrowing down. I can't figure out </span><b style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">how much it costs to live as a local</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;"> as far as food is concerned, just what restaurants and whatnot charge from a tourist perspective. </span><b style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">Would $1,000USD a month create comfortable accommodations and basic cost of living?</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">&nbsp;Or is this way under a realistic number for </span><b style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">living comfortably in Bali</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px; text-align: left;">?</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Thank you for all the information you've already provided and any additional that you will.</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Sincerely,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Justin"</span></span><br /><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><b></b></span></span> <br /><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><b>Answer</b>: Hi Justin,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Thanks for the feedback - I'm glad you liked the post.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><b>Sanur is a good place</b> as it is not too crowded and has lots to offer while being quite close to Kuta. However, due to its popularity with</span></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"> tourists, <b>Sanur has high prices</b> - probably around <i><a href="/2011/04/renting-house-appartment-in-bali.html" target="_blank">40 million Rp. plus for a nice house per year</a></i> and that might not be with furniture! You can walk around much of Sanur as most of it focuses on one main street.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Another great place is the Bukit Peninsula - this has a more 'country' feel as there are <i>more trees and (comparatively) less traffic</i> than other places which means fresher air. Prices are also <b>cheaper than Sanur</b> - I'd say you could <a href="/2012/03/renting-villa-in-bali.html" target="_blank">get a house or villa on the Bukit for 30million Rupiah for a year</a>. The downside is that there are less supermarkets and nightlife although it has the best beaches &amp; surf in Bali and still quite a few restaurants - walking is not easy though as it is very spread out.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">To eat in local warungs, you can easily get <a href="/2012/05/eating-out-in-bali-top-5-cheap-cheerful.html" target="_blank">meals for US $1-2</a> but in restaurants it's more likely you''ll pay around US $5 and up (and it goes up a long way from there!). My girlfriend and I spend around <b>US $30 a week on food shopping for both of us</b> shopping at the more western style supermarkets - <i>Balinese markets are cheaper but most things sell out by 7am and hygiene standards are pretty much non-existent</i> (for which we only buy certain things from them like vegetables which we wash thoroughly! I personally wouldn't touch meat/fish from them!). Actually <i>it's alcohol which is the thing to watch out for</i> - a large <b>Bintang beer is around 25,000 Rupiah</b> from supermarkets or 30,000 in restaurants/bars - often the <i>same as or more than your main meal</i>!</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">I would advise <a href="/2010/06/driving-motorbike-in-bali.html" target="_blank">renting a scooter</a> - everyone has one and they are cheap to run and easy to ride. Alternatively you could look into <a href="/2010/06/know-before-you-go_02.html" target="_blank">monthly car rental</a> (<i>starting at around 2 million Rupiah/month</i>) as new/second cars here are ridiculously expensive! That's before you factor in the often horrendous traffic, which <b>you can weave through on a motorbike but not in a car</b>.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">You could also check out my post about<a href="/2012/05/bali-on-budget-how-to-live-on-400-month.html" target="_blank"> living in Bali for $400 a month or less</a> for more info!</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Hope that helps!</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Cheers,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 13.999999046325684px;">Life in Bali</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script></div><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script>To ask a question, find Life in Bali on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/livebali.net" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/livebali" target="_blank">Twitter - @Livebali</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/livebali" target="_blank">Youtube</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://sjb1983.hubpages.com/" target="_blank">Hubpages</a>. Alternatively, leave a comment at the bottom of this page and we'll get back to you! I should mention that if you leave a Facebook comment on the comments tab at the end of this post, please tag @Life in Bali as otherwise I don't get notified of your message! Thanks! If you leave one on our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/livebali.net" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, I will see it straight away, however. <br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kgLfxkxxgjE/UIECWjO6Q9I/AAAAAAAACa0/mCs6Aw78l2I/s1600/P4040611.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="392" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kgLfxkxxgjE/UIECWjO6Q9I/AAAAAAAACa0/mCs6Aw78l2I/s640/P4040611.JPG" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Want to find Bali's best unspoilt rice terraces? Just ask!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Enough from me, fire away!</div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=oXa_kWkBo4g:J32PzF2-V7c:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/oXa_kWkBo4g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia-8.695061 115.259634-8.7108420000000013 115.23989300000001 -8.67928 115.279375/2012/12/bali-questions-how-much-does-it-cost-to.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-49854388367772698592012-12-15T02:10:00.002+08:002015-06-10T14:58:17.684+08:00Bali Services: David Burden Photography<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20services" style="border-bottom-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-right-style: none; border-top-style: none; border-width: initial; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pmdem1Y0GeY/UMtl1cBVzeI/AAAAAAAACcQ/LUvu5iwYVzU/s1600/db2.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="190" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pmdem1Y0GeY/UMtl1cBVzeI/AAAAAAAACcQ/LUvu5iwYVzU/s320/db2.png" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A seaweed farmer at work on Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia.<br /><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">© David Burden Photography</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Recently, I caught up with a friend and Bali-based photographer, David Burden, to ask him a few questions about being a freelance photographer on the island. Here's what he had to say:</div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Life in Bali&nbsp;(LIB)&nbsp;</b>: Hi, Dave! Can you tell us about you and where you come from?</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>David Burden (DB)</b> : I'm originally from Christchurch, Dorset on the South Coast of the UK, but as much as I love my hometown, I've been compelled to see as much of the world as I can. Ever since finishing university in Wales I've been all over doing stints in places like Australia, India, California, New Zealand, and currently Bali.</i></div><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB: How did you come to live in Bali?</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB</b>: I came here as part of a round trip on the good old 'backpacker' trail in 2000 and instantly loved the climate, people, shenanigans, nightlife and the fact I could surf in shorts instead of 6mm of rubber. I kept coming back until a job as a teacher came up while I was in New Zealand and I just couldn't turn it down!</i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: justify;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y78IApeeNqE/UMtpHj2MUnI/AAAAAAAACcg/3jtCkJRqtow/s1600/db3.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="192" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y78IApeeNqE/UMtpHj2MUnI/AAAAAAAACcg/3jtCkJRqtow/s320/db3.png" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A traditional <a href="/2010/06/fire-dance.html" target="_blank"><i>kecak</i>&nbsp;ceremony at Uluwatu Temple, Bali</a><br /><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">© David Burden Photography</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB:&nbsp;How long have you been a photographer?</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB:</b>&nbsp;I went to India once and was adamant that I wouldn't take a camera with me, stupidly believing that taking photos would get in the way of getting the most out of the trip. I still regret that to this day, and ever since then I've been snapping away and learning the craft by trial and error. After I got burned out doing the EFL thing for 6 years (3 in Bali) I had a few friends in high places who started asking for images for editorials and the classic "Can you shoot our wedding?". Things got better and better and demand for my stuff eventually meant that I could pack in the teaching and concentrate on shooting and working in media.</i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB:&nbsp;What area of photography do you specialise in?</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB:</b>&nbsp;Personally I get the biggest kick out of travel and portraiture photography, but commercially it's mostly editorial and weddings.</i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB:&nbsp;How should our readers contact you?</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB:</b>&nbsp;Carrier pigeon would be pretty cool, but failing that check out my site at <a href="http://www.davidburdenphotography.com/">www.davidburdenphotography.com</a>&nbsp;or drop me an <a href="mailto:david@davidburdenphotography.com" target="_blank">e-mail</a>.</i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB:&nbsp;Where can we see some more of your work?</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB:&nbsp;</b>As well as the website, I have a collection of canvasses on show at <a href="http://www.batukaranglembongan.com/" target="_blank">Batu Karang resort in Nusa Lembongan</a>. Also keep an eye out in <a href="http://www.hellobalimagazine.com/" target="_blank">HelloBali Magazine</a>, <a href="http://www.jetstarmag.com/asia" target="_blank">Jetstar Asia</a> and <a href="http://www.mandala-magazine.com/" target="_blank">Mandala</a> in-flight magazines and the newly completed Sarong Inspirations travel cookbook from Will Meyrick at <a href="http://sarongbali.com/">sarongbali.com</a></i></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>LIB: </b>OK, Dave - thanks for your time!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i><b>DB:</b> Sama sama!</i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">So there you have it! 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Clicking the previous link will send you to a page containing all of the posts in this series for easy browsing.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">For this second post in the series, I've &nbsp;decided to write about the Happy Buddha in Kuta, which is situated on Jl. Raya Kuta 143. Just like the Loving Hut in Denpasar, the Happy Buddha might take you a while to find, but it is worth it.</span><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Vegetarian Restaurants */ google_ad_slot = "5492612026"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>&nbsp;<script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A small, modest family restaurant, it is run by a Buddhist family who cater mainly for Indonesians but their menu is also in English. As is popular in many of Bali's vegetarian restaurants, they serve lots of the mock meats but they also a wide range of traditional Indonesian vegetarian recipes, all at bargain basement prices. You can eat a hearty meal here and have a drink for US$2.50.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Do not be put off by the service - the family who run it are not trained in customer service but that is not to say they are impolite, they just seem a little awkward. I should also add that they make some nice fresh juices which I would recommend. The Happy Buddha was my lunchtime stop-off spot also as the service is usually very quick.</span><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali/Asian Vegetarian Food Reviews */ google_ad_slot = "1751617569"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script> <script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <br /><div style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">As for finding Happy Buddha Vegetarian Restaurant, I can tell you that it is on the northern side of Jalan Raya Kuta, the same side of the road as the Bali Bakery, or the opposite side of the road to Harris Hotel. It is nestled in a small <i>pertokoan (</i>a cluster of small shops/businesses) and can be easily missed. If you go past Purimas Bakery on your left, you have gone too far. Keep an eye out for a <i>Pegadaian</i>&nbsp;banner - it's just next door. I have also been told that taxi drivers do not know where it is (understandable given the amount of small restaurants in Kuta!) so be warned.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here's a map for the Loving Hut in Denpasar!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AikDCx0fGY0/UHHgC6jZ-xI/AAAAAAAACaE/CyBXxiB7cf8/s1600/2012-10-07_2059.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AikDCx0fGY0/UHHgC6jZ-xI/AAAAAAAACaE/CyBXxiB7cf8/s640/2012-10-07_2059.png" width="588" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">Click here for more </span><a href="/search/label/bali%20for%20vegetarians" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; 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border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Welcome to our new series, <a href="/search/label/bali%20for%20vegetarians" target="_blank">Bali for vegetarians</a>! Clicking the previous link will send you to a page containing all of the posts in this series for easy browsing.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">First up, I thought I'd write a quick note about the Loving Hut in Denpasar, which is situated just of Jl. Jendral Sudirman in Denpasar, at the Watureggong end. It's not the easiest to find, being quite firmly nestled in the office and shopping&nbsp;centre but parking isn't too much of a problem.</span><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Vegetarian Restaurants */ google_ad_slot = "5492612026"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>&nbsp;<script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">From the outside, it has a very clean appearance with lots of sparkling white surfaces and a glass-front facade. Going inside it also maintains this clean appearance as, by Indonesian standards, it seems spotless.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">However, there are 2 main problems that I have experienced at the Loving Hut in Denpasar:</span><br /><br /><ol style="text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The food was good one time, poor the next two - we ordered some potato wedges which had clearly been microwaved and were still partly frozen inside. When my girlfriend (who's Indonesian) explained the situation to the waitress, the girl replied 'And what?'....not the most helpful response! After explaining that she could cook them in the microwave a little longer, they then came back burnt to a crisp.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The service - the Loving Hut is well staffed in terms of numbers but they just seem content to sit around chatting to each other and ignore most of the customers! I had to go up to the counter twice to place an order as they didn't want to come to the table (in a table-service restaurant!!). They were also pretty grumpy.&nbsp;</span></li></ol><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali/Asian Vegetarian Food Reviews */ google_ad_slot = "1751617569"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script> <script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <br /><div style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">So, although the Loving Hut in Denpasar does have some good food on its menu, its poor service and staff can make it a frustrating experience. However, I'd still say it's worth a try as the first time we went was fine.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here's a map for the Loving Hut in Denpasar!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=loving+hut+denpasar&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=uk&amp;hq=loving+hut&amp;hnear=0x2dd2409b0e5e80db:0xe27334e8ccb9374a,Denpasar,+Indonesia&amp;cid=0,0,10443698839214784102&amp;t=h&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=-8.676245,115.218803&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe></div><div style="text-align: center;"><small><a href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=loving+hut+denpasar&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=uk&amp;hq=loving+hut&amp;hnear=0x2dd2409b0e5e80db:0xe27334e8ccb9374a,Denpasar,+Indonesia&amp;cid=0,0,10443698839214784102&amp;t=h&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=-8.676245,115.218803&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;source=embed" style="color: blue;">View Larger Map</a></small></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">Click here for more </span><a href="/search/label/bali%20for%20vegetarians" style="font-size: x-large;" target="_blank">&nbsp;recommendations for vegetarians in Bali, Indonesia</a><span style="font-size: large;">!</span><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</span></span></div></div><div style="margin-left: -283px”; text-align: center;"><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Holiday Tourist Photos Snapshot */ google_ad_slot = "8274804808"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; //</script></div><div style="text-align: center;"><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Also, check out <a href="http://www.happycow.net/asia/indonesia/bali/?sortOrder=alphabetical" target="_blank">Happy Cow's page on Bali</a> - a great reference!</span></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=uUO8xx6g7No:pRcz3_n-l3g:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/uUO8xx6g7No" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Denpasar 80225, Indonesia-8.6820645 115.2274492-8.697761 115.2077082 -8.6663679999999985 115.24719019999999/2012/10/bali-for-vegetarians-loving-hut-denpasar.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-74577107834291119942012-10-13T00:26:00.002+08:002012-10-13T00:27:06.024+08:00Bali Bombings: 10 Years On<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/2012/10/bali-bombings-10-years-on.html" style="background-color: white; 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They shall never be forgotten.</b></span></td></tr></tbody></table><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><b><br /></b><b><br /></b></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=SRw-C4wsadY:HzKepMWz-h8:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/SRw-C4wsadY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Pemogan, Denpasar 80221, Indonesia-8.711965 115.196928-8.7433559999999986 115.157446 -8.680574 115.23641/2012/10/bali-bombings-10-years-on.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-91692469102990393322012-10-09T05:53:00.001+08:002012-10-09T06:16:51.931+08:00Life in Bali on Internations!<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/2012/10/life-in-bali-on-internations.html" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Hi guys - just a quick update to say that our friends over at <a href="http://internations.org/">Internations.org</a>&nbsp;have recently been asking me some questions about my blog and living in Bali - you can check it out here: <a href="http://www.internations.org/bali-expats/guide/recommended-expat-blogs-bali-15863/stephen-life-in-bali-2" target="_blank">Internations - Stephen: Life in Bali</a>.<script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script></div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a name='more'></a>It's a useful site for any of you thinking on moving over as it has an expat network and they seem to organise regular events for people to get involved in, a definite bonus if you're new to the island!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.internations.org/bali-expats/guide/recommended-expat-blogs-bali-15863/stephen-life-in-bali-2" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="505" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Eotf6Dch1MY/UHNJMsCGouI/AAAAAAAACaU/IHPFp9WZF3I/s640/2012-10-08_2239.png" width="640" /></a></div><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Bali Blog Leaderboard */ google_ad_slot = "5980963418"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //</script></div></div></div><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <br /><br /></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:KwTdNBX3Jqk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?i=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?a=XroJ99Hq6JY:ZSqH6QJsHYg:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/LifeInBali?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/LifeInBali/~4/XroJ99Hq6JY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Stephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.com0Pemogan, Denpasar 80221, Indonesia-8.711965 115.196928-8.7433559999999986 115.157446 -8.680574 115.23641/2012/10/life-in-bali-on-internations.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-26602822142550916992012-08-29T04:43:00.000+08:002012-09-15T19:48:13.373+08:00Bali Videos: Lakey Peak, Sumbawa - a slideshow<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=/search/label/bali%20videos" style="background-color: white; border-style: none; height: 27px; text-align: justify; width: 250px;"></iframe><br /><div><div style="text-align: center;">A slideshow of some shots from my trip to <a href="/2010/07/sumbawa-sojourn.html" target="_blank">Lakey Peak, Sumbawa</a> back in March 2010.</div><div style="text-align: center;">It really is an incredible place and I recommend you to go and check it out!</div></div><div style="margin-left: -563px”; text-align: center;"><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5587583159768053"; /* Banner Snapshot */ google_ad_slot = "8274804808"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; //</script></div></div></div></div></div>--&gt; <script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://1.gvt0.com/vi/EAci6EXz4tE/0.jpg" height="366" width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EAci6EXz4tE&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="420" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EAci6EXz4tE&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp; 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