Question: I’m living with my parents until I start in on my education next month. The problem is my dad and my sister, who also lives at home. The two of them fight a lot. I have a hard time dealing with noise in general, and it’s really hard for me to relax when people are […]

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Back to School Bazaar (7 August) Back to school already?  Hard to believe the summer holidays are over for Indonesian schools and some interntional schools while others are getting ready to return.  Yet another academic year to look forward to as children move on and up the grades.  This bazaar is a great way to start the year […]

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PYRAMIDS IN SIGHT! Surely the builders of the ancient Egyptian pyramids had challenges, because even in 21st century Ubud, not everything has gone to plan. Our Pyramids of Chi, a series of pyramid-shaped structures that will host ancient sound healing, spiritual geometry and other spiritually-focused healing practices, are finally nearing completion outside Kelapa Moding, north of the […]

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“Bom Melons and Senna pod Tea”

I am rudely reminded that we haven’t talked about gas for a while, perhaps a nice strong cup of senna pod tea may rekindle the topic. The rude reminder came in the form of a pretty scary experience for a good friend of mine who had a near miss with a gas explosion in his kitchen. He […]

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“Snake Oil Futures”

There is good news for expatriates married to Indonesian citizens. On Thursday 28th October 2016 the constitutional court ruled that the need for a prenuptial agreement (which, of course, has to be made before marriage) to allow Indonesian citizens in mixed marriages to own property is unconstitutional. What this means as that Indonesians already married […]

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20 July 2016

Top Tripadvisor Award for Bounce Bali It appears the people have spoken and it looks like they’re pretty happy! Bounce Bali would like to thank all of you happy trampers for posting positive reviews as they’re thrilled to announce they have just received a Tripadvisor Excellence Award for 2016!  The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties and businesses […]

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22 JUNE 2016

Putu’s the Master of Massage at Body Temple Spa Living on an exotic island which boasts about as many spas as it does bars, it would be safe to say I have had more than my fair share of massages (and cocktails for that matter, but that’s a different story…). From fluffy, fairy like touches that […]

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22 JUNE 2016

I’ve always wondered how I could use those watery bell-shaped local fruits called jambu. I needed a substitute for difficult to find and expensive pomegranate seeds, so I gave them a try. With their satisfying crunch, slightly sweet and sour taste and red skin they sparked the salad – and you don’t get seeds stuck […]

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