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Ubud, Bali Ranked Among the World 10 Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

Ubud, Bali Ranked Among the World 10 Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

Aug - 27 2013

Conde Nast Traveler has conducted a survey of its well-traveled readership to determine the friendliest and rudest cities to visit in the world. Worthy of note it that Bali’s hillside community of Ubud tied for ninth place together with Kilkenny, Ireland as the friendliest place to visit on a holiday. Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism […]

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The Toll of Waiting

Aug - 21 2013

President Yudhoyono to ‘Soon’ Inaugurate Bali’s First Toll Road Following reports that the inauguration of Bali’s new toll way connecting Benoa to Nusa Dua would be delayed due to Presidential scheduling conflicts, the Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto has confirmed that the President would open Bali’s new toll road sometime in the coming few weeks. Quoted […]

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Ubud’s Mastery in Art of Tourism

Aug - 20 2013

  Now here’s a challenge: visit Bali’s cultural center of Ubud and not see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from pura (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines. In this village there is a sense that beauty is cherished, though in general Bali is one island that really knows how to work a […]

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The Best that Indonesia has to Offer

Aug - 15 2013

With amazing places to visit in Indonesia spread across more than 17,000 islands, you’ll never run out of opportunities for adventure and cultural interaction. Each region is unique and has something to offer intrepid travelers. Join the ride as we travel across the major tourist spots in Indonesia which you should include in your itinerary. Moving […]

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Disability Travel: Bali, Indonesia – The Perfect Place to Have a Relaxing Respite

Aug - 13 2013

  Disability holiday destinations: Bali. Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia is one of the biggest archipelagic countries in the world. Surrounded by azure crystalline waters, Indonesia lies between the two continents, Asia and Australia. Speckled with mesmerizing islands, Indonesia is a panorama inspiring nothing but awe. One of the most popular travel destinations, the exceptional […]

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Regenseizoen

Jan - 23 2013

Het regenseizoen is volop aan de gang: boven de 30 graden Celsius, hoge luchtvochtigheid, vaak flinke buien, drukkend warm… In Jakarta fikse overstromingen met al meer dan 15 doden. Gelukkig zitten we op een heuvel, Gunung Sari, en moet er al heel wat gebeuren voor Villa Sabandari onder water staat. About Dirk WeemaesKeeping an eye […]

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Quizavond

Jan - 05 2011

Quiet Hotel di Ubud Elke zaterdag om 18:00 is er quizavond in het Han Snel Restaurant in Ubud. De vaste kern van het Cempaka-team bestaat uit mijn twee buurmannen en ik. ‘Cempaka’ is de Balinese naam voor de frangipaniboom.  Daar hebben zowel de buren als wij er een heleboel van in de tuin staan. Onze […]

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the yak & the bud

Jan - 04 2011

Ubud Bali Rice Field Hotels Rare titel voor dit stukje nietwaar? De ‘yak’ en de ‘bud’ zouden beslist niet op mijn lijstje van mogelijke titels voorkomen wanneer ik een nieuw glossy LifeStyle magazine op de markt zou brengen. Ik heb dan ook geen marketing gestudeerd. Misschien moet je nu net, precies door de keuze van de […]

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Hertshoornvaren bis

Jan - 04 2011

Small Boutique Hotels De foto in de vorige post over deze varen was wel mooi maar het was niet zo duidelijk waar die varen zich eigenlijk bevond. Daarom hierbij een opname van wat grotere afstand. De stam is van de frangipani waarover ik het had. De rode bloemen zijn  van een hibiscusstruik; de iets minder […]

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I ♥ U

Jan - 03 2011

Boutique Hotel in de rijstvelden   Twee waterjuffers kwamen me in mijn kantoortje een nieuw jaar vol liefde toewensen. Ik kies ervoor om dat te geloven in ieder geval. Two damselflies came to my office to wish me a new year filled with love. That is what I choose to believe anyway. Guesthouse in Ubud […]

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