No wonder National Geographic filmed a movie about Kawah Ijen volcano. It's a must to visit: mysterious, unforgettable and can't be found anywhere else!
Imagine you hiking at night, only thousands of stars and breathing body of the volcano. It's surreal but only the beginning! After will...
I'm looking for a dedicated office space (not just a desk, but an actual room) in the Denpasar region (preferably west) in an office building with an office IMB.
As cheap as possible. The only one I found so far is in the ibis styles, however they don't have any available...
We have been here a month now and we have realized that the 2-prong electrical plugs and outlets (receptacles) are just not doing the job.
They seem to make an electrical connection fine, but a very poor mechanical one. The least bit of jostling (such as moving the lamp on the table to...
The family and I have been in Bali for about 5 months now. Feeling settled in, but would like to buy a second hand car. Renting is not viable as we'll be here a long time. I have seen lots of expats driving old suzuki jimny/katanas and they seem to be what we need. Something...
The family and I are planning a trip to Jakarta and back to Bali next month. We are driving because there are a few places that we must go in the middle of the trip that can only be done via car (no trains or planes) and since we have our own car, why rent?
Any words of...
A thought.... someone might know someone.
I'm looking for a good Finishing Worker
- amplas (sanding) wood-stain, varnish for my boat interior. So a good furniture guy would probably be best.... Orang Jepera most likely
The deal would be a contract... I'd fly him to Sulawesi, house him feed him...
Planing ahead on our eventual repatriation back to Melbourne Australia.
We recently moved house and to our shock an horror managed to accumulate an extra three suitcases full of stuff.
Surprising as we thought that one think we learnt living in Bali over the past two years was living...
My female cat had 4 babies, one kitten get killed by a dog one night when we thought we closed the door in the backyard (I guest the dog was just playing too hard with it) and another one who simply never came back when the mother decided to move her kittens away for 2 weeks.
The problem we...
Next week a mate and I are planning on doing some motorbike touring over Bangmewangme up the southern route to Malang where we plan to stay and visit Bromo (I got this volcano thing) and the mountain resort of Tretes because the mate reckons there's some seriously beautiful women up there. Me I...
So I am beginning work at a surf camp as a manager with a kitas... I worked for them in the beginning of the year as a surf guide and made 5million per month (plus 2 mil with good guest feedback) this was hard work, but with weekends off. With management I will be earning 12mil per month, food...
I'm gonna put down a coconut wooden floor and wondered if anyone has experience with wood flooring here?
I'm not gonna buy the store made stuff for an idiotic IDR 500k/sq meter but am using actual wood split into thinner (1cm +/-). Not kiln dried or any other thing - just split and sanded...
I have taken mine 3 times today.
Each one was OK, and progressively diminishing since first waking.
I had been worried because of a recent medical examination but I am a lot more relaxed now.
It also means my jantung is 'OK'.
Just now, after having had white wine slowly for a few hours...
I just learned that if you get a wasp sting you can/should put honey on it, to prevent swelling.
Some types of wasps (Indon: tawon) are very vicious if you go too close to their nest. I was stung twice last year by those bad tawon. They are black and have the yellow or orange colourings on...
How do you guys (and girls) stop yourself from getting stressed while driving over here?
I’m mostly referring to Monday night when the Balinese closed most of the streets with temples in, causing havoc around here. I guess a notice on the streets to be closed a few days before is a little too...
THE family of a Balinese university student killed in a motorbike accident say they forgive the Perth man locked up over his death and hope he receives a light sentence.
The accident occurred when two motorbikes collided at 2am on July 9. Putu Agus Andryatna, 22, died eight days later...
For those members going to/fro Australia or expecting visitors, in the next few days, be aware that Customs Officers Union are calling on selected strikes...here's a link to see how passengers will be affected....
Airport passenger delays expected as border protection staff go on strike
As I may have mentioned once or twice, I’ve been hanging out in Bali for the past two months – working, surfing, doing the odd spot of yoga, drinking cocktails and then rehydrating with fresh juices.
Of course, being a fan of a bargain, I’ve also been figuring out a few ways to save a dollar...
Sorry about the inflammatory heading but it gets results from the addled brains of my fellow Expatricians.
I'm planning to take an overland (Gilimanuk ferry - what are the best times to use the ferry?) run at the spewing Mount Raung to see my first live Volcano and would be grateful for any...