August 2011 archives


We were driving in the mountains near Ubud when we saw this lady and her two daughters walking along the road with food on their heads. Such a surprisingly beautiful sight amid the chaos of the traffic. They were off to a festival at the local temple, we stopped and I took a few images, […]


In Bali motorbikes are the main form of transport and who needs a car when you see what they can carry? I saw many things being transported, children hanging on carefree (apparently the limit is 4!)  Others with boxes and boxes between their legs, including  around 10 dozen eggs once (I was too slow to […]

bali drinks

  The Balinese are great at drinks, their cocktails are quiet fantastic. We had a few to taste over our holiday, my personal favourite being the Mojito (just perfect in the heat). We also had our fair share of mocktails and just plain juices, all wonderful. But beware the yellowish Absolut Vodka available at many roadside […]

rock bar in bali

I had the most amazing experience in Bali at the Rock Bar. Situated at the Ayana resort you have a view of the beautiful sunsets of Bali whilst watching crashing waves on the rocks that the bar is built upon. The Mojito was the best I have had and the food delicious. If you ever […]

fish Jimbaran style

We are here in Bali loving the people the weather and the food, ( 28 degrees everyday compared to Melbourne’s high of 10! ) A favorite so far is the Jimbaran style snapper.

balinese chilli crab

Annie has been telling me about a meal of chilli crab she had here in Bali 12 years ago ever since I have known her ( 8 years now ). Her description of chilli dripping down her arms and the flavour is something I’ve been looking forward to ever since. Finally we had chilli crab […]

kopi (coffee) luwak

kopi luwak In Bali and other parts of Indonesia they make coffee out of the beans after they have been eaten and digested by an Indonesian civet (Indonesians call them Luwaks) . The bean stays intact but the berry is eaten, the Balinese collect the animals poo, clean and then can go ahead and process the […]