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 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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As goes Bali – so does a Polluted World

2018 seems to be the tipping point – the year when the world finally woke up to the reality that climate change and environmental pollution have to be addressed and it’s up to us. There’s nothing really special about 2018, except perhaps that the sense of powerlessness felt by many of us seems to have […]

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Balancing Hormones Naturally

We hear so much talk about hormones as we get older and how it affects our health, especially for women. Hormones naturally decline as we get older.   There are 7 types of hormones in the body: Oxytocin (the love hormone) which responds to touch Cortisol (the stress hormone) which tells us when to run […]

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Bali Eats

The Melting Pot, Bali’s largest and best sports bar and Texan restaurant, continues its festive season habit of producing batches of that doyen of Mexican street food, Tamales. They are served as a single tamale [pictured] or as a Tamale Platter [3 tamales, beans and rice] but they will only be available for a short […]

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Bali Eats

Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak is actually on Jln Mertanadi, Kerobokan. Whilst Ribs are obviously the specialty of this franchise, unlike the original in Ubud they also offer quite an interesting menu of other options. The most recent additions to the menu have been a full range of different burgers. The Pulled Pork Burger [pictured] has tender […]

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