A Burger House!

Burger Cartel is the latest in a long line of crazy restaurant names in Bali. According to the dictionary a cartel is a group of apparently independent producers whose goal is to increase their collective profits by means of price fixing, limiting supply, or other restrictive practices. How that can apply to a hamburger restaurant […]

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A busy year wraps up for Montessori School Bali

With the launch of its biannual Twilight Market, a filled-to-capacity Toddler Programme and the successful debut of   its Adolescent Programme, Montessori School Bali (MSB) has had a busy and exciting academic year. The school broke ground on new playgrounds for its preschool and primary classrooms this year, as well as a BMX/MBT track, all expected […]

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A Few Tips for a Better Travel Experience in the Boomer Years

Galvanized by the Venice Biennale, I recently returned from a twenty-three day trip to Italy. This every-other-year international art exhibition goes from May to November and always recharges my creative juices. Plus, I love being in Italy. The people, the food, the art, the Renaissance buildings, all speak to a deeper part of me. After […]

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A Toxic Brew

Those immortal words from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” come back to me quite often these days. “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” He was, of course, talking about being surrounded by sea water, a fate being suffered by more and more houses in Bali. Make no mistake we are facing […]

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Arlo Hennings: Indonesian Jazz

Arlo Hennings has been an aficionado of Indonesian jazz and other styles of indigenous music since 2011. The curator of Indojazzia website, Facebook page and record label, Arlo has more than 45 years in the music business in Indonesia and abroad. He has helped many Indonesian musicians and continues to do so with their music […]

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Art For All

It might be the slow season for tourism, but the hot season for festivals, charity events and culture simply never ends! Ever checked out Ubud’s Onion Collective on Jalan Raya Pengosekan? Nestled behind the street’s D&D Tourist Info, this hostel, work space, and cafe is a great place to connect with environmental innovators and creatives […]

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Art, Beauty & Charm

Art, Beauty and Charm, are words that come to mind at the Waroeng Djamoe Spa at Hotel Tugu Bali. The moment I stepped out of the car I felt like I’d entered an ancient world from Colonial times of Java and Bali. The hotel has many unique antiques throughout the hotel including the five private […]

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Arts Making A Difference

The Balinale (Bali International Film Festival) opens September 24! The importance of this festival is undeniable, with a record number of Indonesian film submissions this year. As always, the Balinale opens with its accompanying BalinaleX, the industry-insider, no-holds-barred, round table meetup of seasoned Hollywood players, local talents and Indonesian studio heavies. This is a key […]

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