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Bali's Best Babi Guling Captured on Video Thanks to SlamJam.Me

A few weeks ago I created a post about my favorite Babi Guling in Bali and within that week so many people that I knew around Bali contacted me saying that they absolutely had to try it. After a little bit of organization (as organized as things get in Bali), I managed to get a […]

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Home Robberies in Bali - A Real Life Story to Raise Awareness

  It is something that most people never want to think about – but the harsh reality is that while safe, Bali has its share of dangers as well. Hang around long enough and you are bound to come across an expat or two that has experienced their home being broken into and robbed, sometimes […]

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The Quest for the Best Babi Guling in Bali

  Babi Guling is easily the most widely known Balinese dish and tourists have even been known to come to Bali just to sample it. The most famous place for Babi Guling would be none other than Ibu Oka in Ubud but it is it really the best? So far I have never known a […]

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Price of Fuel in Indonesia Will Not Rise in April - Indonesians Prove Rioting is an Effective Strategy

It has been quite a busy couple of weeks lately in Indonesia. Between the 5 suspected terrorists being shot in Bali and the ongoing riots over the rise in fuel prices, news reporters certainly have had their work cut out for them recently. It seems like all of that rioting wasn’t for nothing in the […]

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Tomcats Spotted in Bali - One Insect You Don't Ever Want to Squash

There is something new that has been causing panic around Bali these days. (And it surprisingly has nothing to do with terrorists being executed on the island or anything of the sort.) The Tomcat as it is known in Indonesia (Rove Beetle in English) has been making a guest appearance throughout the archipelago in limited […]

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Fuel Prices to Rise in Indonesia by 33% on April 1st - This is No April Fools Joke

While not quite so common on the island of Bali, anybody that has spent any amount of time in Indonesia knows that riots in the streets of places like Jakarta are all too common of a sight. Problems of a political nature both large and small can cause massive riots on the streets with thousands […]

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5 Terrorists Killed in Bali Sunday Night, March 18th

Over the years Bali has certainly experienced its share of tragedies at the hands of terrorists, making people weary and on edge as to whether or not that sort of thing will ever happen again. While everyone prays that terrorists will stay far away from Bali, when the terrorists are captured (by any means necessary) […]

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Nyepi in Bali - Happy New Years 1934 is NOT a Typo

Nyepi, some love it, some hate it and for the Balinese it is just another important holiday to celebrate that happens every year. Those that happen to be in Bali during Nyepi can often find the rules and customs surrounding it quite surprising and restrictive although it all happens for a reason. Nyepi can be […]

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2 AM Curfew for Kuta Clubs - Is It Realistic?

A drunken, crazy night in Kuta until sunrise is some people’s idea of a great way to spend their time in Bali. Others though couldn’t think of a worse place to be, especially at night while trying to enjoy the serenity that Bali offers while on holiday. Most can agree though that they are glad […]

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Where are All of the Balinese People in Bali?

  As traffic grows more congested and the air and level of noise becomes more polluted, people are often asking themselves why they come to Bali in the first place. For many people the answer is simple, the people and their culture. The Balinese people have probably been the most instrumental thing in making the […]

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