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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

12 Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

While you are enjoying your vacation in Bali, I recommend you have a taste of culinaries of the island. Believe me, there are many delicious foods that will certainly impress you and some even will make you become addicted :D

And here are the restaurant that have been well-known for their yummy foods with cheap prices:

  1. Warung Nyoman

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Ayam Betutu Warung Nyoman Bedugul

Open hours: 10 am until 10 pm
Special menu: Ayam Betutu
Located on Jalan Raya Bedugul.
This restaurant has a very delicious ayam betutu (Balinese cooked chicken) with cheap price.

  1. Bali Strawberry Farm & Restaurant

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Various menu in Bali Strawberry Farm & Restaurant

As the name suggest, this place offer strawberry’s agrotourism. So, while enjoying foods here, you can go around the farm
Open hours: 10 am until 10 pm
Special menu: Strawberry Ice cream, Strawberry fried rice, strawberry cake and strawberry milkshake.
Located on Jalan Baturiti, Bedugul.

  1. Sanur Night Market

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Sanur Night Market 

Located on Jalan Danau Temblingan, this place is actually used as traditional market during the day and transformed into culinary haven at night. There are many stalls provide various foods and drinks, open until midnight.

  1. Cafe Degan

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Cafe Degan's menu

Located on Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak. This cafe has Javanese style building, offer classic atmosphere once we enter it. It provides Indonesian foods and several Thailand’s cuisine like gai hor bai toey and pad thai.

  1. Bakers Corner

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Bakers Corner

Located on Jalan Teuku Umar 173, Denpasar. Its specialty is in bakery and pastry, but also offer crispy duck and oxtail soup.

  1. Bale Udang Mang Engking

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Menu in Bale Udang Mang Engking

Located on Jalan Nakula 88, Kuta. This resto offers Sundanese culinary. Its special menus are sop buntut, iga penyet, karedok and gurame cobek.

  1. Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Located on Jalan Kedewatan 18, Ubud. As the name suggests, this resto specialty in Nasi Ayam (chicken rice). In a menu of Nasi Ayam you can have a chicken, nasi sate lilit, sambal kacang teri, telur and urap.

  1. Warung D’Sawah

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Bebek goreng (fried duck) in Warung D'Sawah

Located on Jalan Raya Kerobokan Kelod 17, Kuta. This resto has beautiful view of ricefield. Not only that, it has also has won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor.
It provides Indonesian, Oriental and Western menu.

9. Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning Cak Iwan

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Optional menu: Pesmol Ikan in Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning Cak Iwan

Located on Jalan Puputan Renon, Denpasar. This resto is specialty in Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning (Yellow Spiced Chicken). Besides chicken menu, you can also special pesmol ikan (kind of spiced fish) here.
It opens from 10 am until midnight.

10. Bebek Bengil

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Bebek Bengil Ubud

Located on Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud. This resto is very famous among the locals and foreigners. Its specialty is crispy duck that has special taste as a result of secret recipes. You can also have other Indonesian traditional foods like gado-gado, nasi campur bali, urap and many more.

11. Warung Mina

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Paket Mengibung Warung Mina

This resto is located on Jalan Raya Dalung, Denpasar. Various menu of seafood can be found here. The price is cheap, but all the foods are delicious.
If you come with group of friends or big family, you can order “paket mengibung” which is complete menu provided on a big tray with banana leaf as its cover.

12. Ayam Presto Genteng Biru

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Ayam Presto Genteng Biru

Located on Jalan Diponegoro 151, Denpasar. This resto is in lesehan style (where you have to sit directly on the floor mat with low table in front of you). Its specialty is chicken and duck presto. This resto is also labelled halal so if you are Muslim, you can make this resto as a good option of culinary in Bali.
Open hours: lunch time and dinner time.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Seasons and Temperatures on Bali

Seasons and Temperatures on Bali

summer in bali
The beach during dry season

Dry Season is High Season

Dry season is between April and September. Bali receives the most visitors during July and August. Temperatures are pretty steady all year round. During Bali's dry season beaches are generally clean and Bali shows its pretty side. One can still expect occasional rainfall though and sometimes even the locals are surprised how dry a week during rainy season can be and the other way around. Have a look at the chart below and check out temperatures, no. of days with rainfal etc in Denpasar, which is in the south where the main tourist areas are.

Rainy Season

During rainy season which is typically from October to March Bali becomes more quiet. The sea is rougher, the beaches and the sea in the south (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak) can be quite dirty due to debris washed onto the shore during January and February. It's not happening always, but it can happen and depends on wind contitions and currents.
During rainy season winds are stronger at the coast, the water currents pick up and it can rain in buckets. Although, usually the rain stops after a few hours and the sun shines again. A lot of the times it rains during the night and days are o.k. Very rarely you have a few days when it rains continuously. In 2014 it didn't rain in Bali till December! And November was as dry as any July or August. Like in all parts of the world, weather becomes more unpredictable.

Central Bali and the Mountains

Bali's central mountain area is typically cooler and also more rainy than the lower coastal areas. Especially at night temperatures can drop significantly in the highlands near the volcanoes. Gunung Agung is for example 3031m high! Also the region around Ubud is a slightly cooler and expects more rain than the southern areas of Bali (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Sanur, Bukit Pennsula, Pecatu), which makes it rather pleasant.

General Climate

Bali's is located very near to the equator, therefore its warm, tropical climate makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 26-27°C with a humidity level of about 85-90%. Water temperatures are always pleasant. The two seasons are not clear cut and fully predictable. Christmas and New Year is clearly high / peak season on Bali and tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the beaches, the surfing, diving, the restaurants, the club, the spas and everything else Bali has to offer - although it is technically "rainy season". One can do everything during wet season but maybe climb the volcanoes and trekking in the highlands.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5 Traveling Tips in Wet Season

This is what you should prepare for traveling in Bali during wet season.

Do you want to still be able enjoying your travel even when the days are rainy? If your answer is yes, then, you should follow these 5 traveling tips in wet season below.

1. Checking weather forecast
It would be better to check the weather in your destination at least one day prior. This way you can anticipate the worst thing might happen. You can check it from reliable weather forecast like For example, simply enter phrase like “weather forecast bali” on your browser search (e.g. Google search), you will directly get the weather forecast in Bali within a week.

traveling tips in wet season

If you haven’t install weather application in your smartphone, then, do install it before your travel begins. It will be handy to have it while travelling.

2. Choosing indoor destination

Although your main interest in visiting Bali is probably to enjoy its enchanting beaches, you will not have any other choices but to stay indoor when it rains. So, it is necessary to make several plan to anticipate case like this. Don’t be reluctant to add indoor destination in your list. Bali still has a bunch indoor attractions, so no need to worry to travel to this island even in wet season. You can visit Bali Museum, Devdan Show, Balinese Dance Performance, and many other attractions that are held indoor.

3. Bringing jacket/sweater

traveling tips in wet season

When it comes to rainy/wet season, it’s better to add some warmer clothes into your travel bag. Although it won’t be too cold as winter in four season country, but the wind still can make you cold.

4. Bringing umbrella

traveling tips in wet season

Although you can rent it easily on any destinations, bringing it on your own will be much better. Folding umbrella is very convenient to be put into almost any bag, but will be a big help when rain suddenly falls.

5. Warm culinary tour

traveling tips in wet season

Culinary tour is always fascinating. Picking warmer culinary will be a good choice in wet season. In Bali, you can try delicious warm foods such as bubur ayam bali, nasi ayam bali, nasi campur spesial, ayam betutu, and many more.

In addition to these 5 traveling tips in wet season, it would be better to put on waterproof footwear so you won’t be in much trouble in case you have to go through the rain.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

10 Best Destinations in Bali for Kids

There are actually many places suitable for kids recreation in Bali, but here I would like to recommend these 10 destinations. Check this out, best destination in Bali for your kids.

1. Turtle Island

best destination in Bali for kids

Turtle Island can be the best destination for any family with little children. This island is located in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. In this Turtle Island, you can take them to motorboat with glass bottom. After being about 300 until 500 meters from the shore, you and the children can see things under the sea through the glass bottom of the boat. Stunning view such as coral reef and many kinds of fish will definitely amaze you. Your children can also feed the fish.

2. New Kuta Green Park Pecatu

best destination in Bali for kids

New Kuta Green Park Pecatu is very suitable for kids as well. It is similar to Waterbom Bali, where the water attractions become its main point. This spot is relatively new as it is just built in 2010.

3. Waterbom Bali

best destination in Bali for kids

Here you can find various water attraction for kids such as:
  • water slides
  • massage and spa treatment
  • restaurants and bar

4. Bali Safari and Marine Park

best destinations in Bali for kids

This place is designed with Balinese architectural style and atmosphere. Bali Safari and Marine Park is another good choice you can make when you want to take your children in your vacation. In this park, you can find many kinds of animal. There are 50 species, included protected and rare animals.

5. Pondok Pekak Ubud

Pondok Pekak is located in Ubud. This place is a kind of library provides books about environment. At first, this place is only visited by expatriates who live in Ubud with their children.

6. Devdan Show

best destination in Bali for kids

Devdan Show is theatrical performance, which is very good for children. Devdan show introduce and convey information about Indonesian culture.

7. Miniapolis Bali

best destinations in Bali for kids

This place is located from 3 Mall Beachwalk Bali. This place is recommended for kids because you can find many kids facilities here, all is clean and comfortable. Besides, its location is very close to Kuta Beach.

8. Circus Water Park

best destinations in Bali for kids

Circus Water Park Kuta Bali is another water attraction for kids in Bali. Here you can find various water recreation activities such as spiral slide, wave slide, trampoline, lazy river and speed slide.

9. Bali Bird Park

best destinations in Bali for kids

Bali Safari park is one of the biggest bird park in Indonesia. There are more than 1000 kinds of bird are bred here. You can see the beautiful birds like Cendrawasih, Kasuari, pigeons, pelican, crane, parrot, Bali myna (Bali Starling) and many other birds.

10. Alas Kedaton

best destinations in Bali for kids

There are many monkeys that you can see in Alas Kedaton. Your children can feed the animals with banana, peanuts or other fruits. The foods for the monkeys can be bought nearby the area.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The New Astonishing Bali Beauty: Gunung Payung Beach

Bali is famous with its stunning beaches, but here you are another hidden beautiful beach of the island.

Gunung Payung Beach

After posting about Pandawa Beach and Padang Padang Beach, this time I’d like to write about another stunning hidden beach, still in Bali and which is not far from Pandawa Beach. The name is Gunung Payung Beach. Unlike Pandawa Beach that has become so popular among domestic and international tourists, Gunung Payung Beach is still foreign. However, due to its remarkable natural beauty, this beach is predicted to be soon famous as the other beach.

Where is Gunung Payung Beach?
Gunung Payung Beach is located in Kutuh Village, Kuta Selatan (South Kuta) District and is the part of Badung Regency. To be precise, its location is in the eastern side of Pandawa Kutuh Bali. If you set out from Pandawa Kutuh Beach, the distance is about 4.5 kilometers or about 20 minutes drive.

Nearby the beach, you will find a temple names Gunung Payung. Hence, the beach is named after the temple.

The road to Gunung Payung Beach has been paved, but the nearest road to the beach is still a road of limestone. Nevertheless, it is passable for cars and motorcycles. Along the way on the right side, you will find wild grass and bushes.

At the end of the road, you can park the vehicles, but to arrive until the seashore, you must down the stairs of about 300 steps. So, be sure you are in 100% fit when you decide to go to this beach.

As your steps coming closer to the beach, you will directly welcome by the mesmerizing beach view. Feel how the breeze tenderly touch your face. And the fresh air you breathe, your effort in reaching it is soon be paid!

What to do in Gunung Payung Beach?
As Gunung Payung Beach is still hidden, there is no villa, hotel nor restaurants found nearby the beach. You will not find any food stalls either. Therefore, you must bring enough foods and drink when you want to visit this beach.

The scenery of the beach is definitely a sight to behold. Everything nearby is still virgin and natural. The white sand at the sea shore is so soft and clean, the seawater is greenish blue. Such beauty is even more enchanting due to the absence of crowd. You will not find many people around this beach. Certainly, this beach is a paradise if you want to stay calm enjoying nature with quiet surrounding.

Gunung Payung Beach

Most people visiting Gunung Payung Beach to savor its natural beauty and serenity. They are probably just walking at the seashore or sitting on its white sand. However, nowadays you may find some visitors do paragliding in this beach.

What to remember when you decide to swim in this beach is you have to be ready to bear the sticky effect of dried sea water on your body. It is because there is no any fresh water provider here. Also, always remember to keep the place clean from any trash as there is no cleaning service either.

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