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Dreamliners to Paradise

Qatar Airways will commence a new ten-hour non-stop flight service between Doha and Bali starting on July 21, 2014.

In October 2014 the non-stop service between Bali and Doha will begin use a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Qatar has been operating a successful Doha to Bali service with an intermediate stop in Singapore. Strong demand and new aircraft joining the Airline’s fleet has enabled the airline to offer the new non-stop direct daily service.

In October 2014 the route will be operated with Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Initially, the Bali route will be operated with an Airbus A330.

Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, said: “The start of non-stop services from Doha to Bali offers travelers from around the world access to the popular leisure destination in a reduced time, from across our expanding global network. We are delighted to confirm that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate on this route from later this year, offering the very latest in design and comfort to passengers who wish to travel on this non-stop route from the Middle East.”

In October, flying direct to and from Bali, the Dreamliner will have a two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats.

The new aircraft offers individual 10.5-inch television screens on all Economy Cass seats and a full complimentary food and beverage service.

Qatar Airways currently flies a modern fleet of 131 aircraft to 137 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Schedule of New Qatar Service

Daily non-stop DOHA to/from BALI: (all times local)

QR 962 departs Doha (DOH) at 02:35 arriving in Bali (DPS) at 17:35
QR 963 departs Bali (DPS) at 19:35 arriving in Doha (DOH) at 23:5

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

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.

Bali News: A Warm Welcome from the Heart of Bali

Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism destinations:
1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Tasmania
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charleston, South Carolina
6. Paro, Bhutan Tied with: 6. Margaret River, Australia
7. Mandalay, Burma
9. Kilkenny, Ireland Tied with: 9. Ubud, Bali
10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Best that Indonesia has to Offer

 Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia

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 across Indonesia’s archipelago takes time. You’re better off focusing on one or two regions to explore rather than rushing around.


The island of Bali is a picture perfect destination with its green vines, blooming flowers, wide beaches, blue water, and green volcanic scenery. It is one of the most visited islands in Southeast Asia and a top honeymoon destination in Asia.

But Bali is not only resort life and beaches, the Kintamani region in the interior is lush and gorgeous, while Ubud is famous as the cultural center with its numerous temples, thanks to additional fame from the hit movie Eat, Pray, Love. If you are looking for an active nightlife, Kuta is the party epicenter.

The small fishing village of Tulamben on the northeast coast of Bali is famous for the wreck of the US Army transport ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942.


Sumatra has something for everyone to explore – lush rainforests, exotic flora and fauna, cascading rivers, sparkling crater lakes, beautiful white sand beaches, impressive volcanoes, and limestone caves.

A major attraction here is Lake Toba – the largest volcanic lake surrounded by some of the best natural marvels, Mentawai Islands, where one can enjoy trekking and windsurfing, Bukit Lawang, where one can  encounter both semi-wild and wild orangutans, along with a whole host of other endangered species.

If you are looking for adventure then climb Gunung Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung, which is Sumatra’s most attractive volcanoes.

Lake Toba

After Bali, go towards east to Lombok – a place dotted with powdery white sands, astonishing blue corals and marine life.

A popular destination here not to be missed for sea and mountain lovers alike is Gili Islands, where the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid-back. For the adventurous, trek at Gunung Rinjani or surf the great waves at coast. To relax, head out in day trips to Sengigi for it’s long sweeping bay or to the east at Sumbawa.

Mt Bromo

Java is often overshadowed by the next-door neighbor, Bali but the place has its own charm, including white-sand beaches, breathtaking ancient religious monuments and huge volcanic peaks.

Mt Bromo, an active volcano in Java, is the most visited in Indonesia. If you are looking for a unique combination of ancient temples, history, traditions and culture then Yogyakarta is a worthwhile place to visit. Borobudur – one of the most famous Buddhist temple in the world – and Prambanan temple complex is a major stop on the tourist route.

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


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 beauty and the rare culture draw people like a magnet. With an aim of treating all holidaymakers alike, Indonesia has several facilities to allow disabled tourists to enjoy and experience Indonesia to their heart’s content.

Particularly famous in this regard is the city of Bali where ease and accessibility reach new heights. To accommodate the needs of the physically challenged, Bali has everything from wheelchairs to ramps. A lot of temples and parks have been specifically designed without stairs so that those with issues of reduced mobility can move and explore the area effortlessly.

Some of the most accessible tourist attractions in Bali are as follows:

Tanah Lot Temple:

Set against a backdrop of beautiful beaches, proudly sits the Tanah Lot temple. A park progresses to the temple and this is the place where you will come across divine beauty with an air of purity. The most famous temple in Bali, Tanah Lot was built by fisherman and legend has it that it was protected by sea snakes. All the walkways in park are wheelchair accessible so you can roam and absorb the beauty easily.

GWK Cultural Park:

An embodiment of Bali’s heritage and cultural performances is the renowned GWK cultural park. Unique with its limestone pillars, this park promises some of the most exceptional vistas of Bali’s valleys and peaks. Home to two giant statues, one of lord Vishnu and other of a giant mythical bird, this park is definitely worth a visit on a trip to Bali. One can explore the entire park and statues on wheelchairs that are easily available.

Mount Agung and Pura Besakih:

Perched atop Mount Agung is the celebrated and most sacred Pura Besakih temple. Adorned with vibrant banners, visitors get to see the multitude of courtyards and the trinity shrines. Although the ground is not very uniform, the disabled can enjoy it with the help of numerous ramps and wheelchair facility provided in the area.

In short, Indonesia does not limit you one way or the other. Even with any physical disabilities, you can have a fantastic holiday in Bali, Indonesia. Most people will reach Indonesia by air. U.S. and E.U. airlines only will guarantee certain standards of service to travellers with disabilities. Assistance to travellers with reduced mobility on all other airlines may vary considerably.

(c) Reduced Mobility Rights


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 personeelsleden, de ijdelen onder hen – dus bijna iedereen, dragen er regelmatig een bloem van achter het oor. Je wordt er mooier door beweren ze.
Ikzelf heb dat nog niet geprobeerd de spreuk indachtig ‘Al draagt een aap een gouden ring, …’
Juist ja.
Het Cempaka team is na de vierde week al mathematisch zeker van de overwinning in deze cyclus van 5 weken.
De winnaars krijgen een barbecue voor 4 personen aangeboden te houden bij één van de teamleden thuis. Volledig verzorgd door het personeel van het Han Snel restaurant.
Verslag volgt.


Cozy Ubud Boutique Hotel

the yak & the bud

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 naam, een statement maken. Wat choqueren, de aandacht trekken en vasthouden.
We werden benaderd door de redactie van ‘the yak’ met de vraag of we fotomateriaal wilden opsturen voor hun speciaal januari nummer over ‘Top Cozy Places to Stay’. Gisteren arriveerde een journaliste voor een plaatsbezoek en een interview. Ze had van mij een gratis overnachting cadeau gekregen.
Ik heb wel geen marketing gestudeerd maar mijn gevoel zegt me toch dat we dat er dubbel en dik weer zullen uithalen.

Wacht maar tot we in ‘the bud’ hebben gestaan.

Small Boutique Hotel

Hertshoornvaren bis

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 zichtbare (paarse) bloemen zijn orchideeën.
Eén van onze tuinmannen, Nyoman, is gisteren gevallen en  verwondde zich met zijn sikkel. Hij hield er een flinke wonde aan over aan de pols. Ik hem hem vandaag dan maar een vrije dag gegeven en de instructie om naar de verpleegpost (PUSKESMAS) in zijn dorp te gaan.
De drukte van de Kerst- en Nieuwjaars periode is voorbij. Gisteren checkten 4 kamers uit en lieten Villa Sabandari verlaten achter. Vandaag komen gelukkig weer nieuwe gasten aan; woensdag verwelkomen we mijn neef Thomas en zijn vriendin Liesje die de afgelopen maanden door Australië en Nieuw Zeeland hebben gereisd en hun belevenissen bijhielden in een mooie blog. Prachtige foto’s ook.
Onze allereerste factuur van 2010 maakten we op 31 januari. We sloten af op 31 december met factuur nummer 96. Nog bijna een maand en we kunnen een balans opmaken van het eerste jaar exploitatie. Kijken wat we goed hebben gedaan, wat we kunnen verbeteren, wat we moeten veranderen.Ik ben in elk geval tevreden en dat gebeurt niet zo gauw.       Knipogende emoticon

Bali Design Villa Hotel

I ♥ U

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 Bali


treefernVilla Sabandari:

 Boutique Hotel in Ubud

De hertshoornvaren (Platycerium bifurcatum) groeiend op een een Frangipaniboom van 150 jaar oud.
Mijn kantoortje is klein maar het uitzicht maakt veel goed.

Droom vakantie in Guesthouse

Ubud – Bali

Meneer De Pad

Hidden Bali Boutique Hotel


Ik zat in mijn kantoortje wat peinzend voor me uit te staren. Wachtend op een lumineuze inval die er maar niet kwam waarschijnlijk.
Toen zag ik plots Meneer De Pad die me vanop de muur zat aan te kijken met zo’n houding van ‘Wordt er hier ook nog gewerkt of hoe zit dat?’
Ik voelde me onwillekeurig een beetje schuldig.
Meneer De Pad lijkt een beetje op Meneer de Uil vind ik.
Trouwens, waar bemoeit hij zich mee!

Hidden Gems auf Bali