By now most people that are interested in Bali have seen the Julia Roberts movie Eat, Pray, Love. While probably the most high-profile movie to ever feature Bali in such length, lots of real Bali enthusiasts left feeling like the movie didn’t totally represent the Bali that they have come to know over the years. Personally, I have to agree but it’s Hollywood and realism often takes a back seat to great shots and convenient storylines. A new short film is in the process of being created though and I am very excited that it will show a side of Bali to the world that has yet to be seen by the Hollywood masses. This is Meeting Made in Bali. (more…)
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 the mayhem and nightclubs are centralized in one spot in Kuta, to contain the madness. Everyone except the actual residents of Kuta, the Balinese.
Many travelers have fallen victim to the overcharging or similar treatment that tourists receive when they are in SE Asia. It can be annoying but usually once you get your head around the language as well as the actual prices of things it can become much easier.
Something that some people never see though is the inequality that can exist to locals within their own country. It happens quite frequently in Indonesia though, especially Bali. (more…)
Despite all of the red tape and other things that prevent foreigners from owning land in Bali, there are still thousands of people every year finding a way around it. Some people are buying land as an investment and some are buying to build a house on. Is buying land in Bali really a good idea though? Some recent trends in land prices have many people reconsidering. (more…)