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Mount Agung volcano

Mount Agung Volcano: facts about a potential eruption

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Updates as of 16/10/2017: Mount Agung’s volcanic energy has declined. Please see updated graph below. (source: Dr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head of Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)). The wind direction remains North/North West. Updates as of 09/10/2017: Mount…

It’s Galungan and Kuningan time again in Bali

The 10-day period of Galungan is one of the most important religious ceremonies in Bali. Every 210 days, based on the local Pawukon calendar, this island erupts with more color and festive buzz than its usual positive vibe. It celebrates…

Ashes to ashes, Funk to funky

After passing away at the age of 69, rock icon, David Bowie, requested in his will that he be cremated in Bali. In his 20-page will, filed in New York on 29 January, the singer is reported to have written that…

Bali airport closed due to Mount Rinjani volcano eruption

The most stunning attraction in Lombok, Mount Rinjani has become the reason why Bali and Lombok airports are closed. It had a small explosive eruption on October 25 and the ashes have been blowing together Denpasar airport due to wind…

Expat, Pray, Love: Moving to Bali

Bali is known as one of the most mystified places in the world for travellers. But the buzzing industry in the island also attracts a lot of expats to work in the hotels and restaurant management industry, as well as…

Bali Kite Festival

Bali Kite Festival 2015

When travelling the world, attending a festival in another country should always be at the top of your bucket list. Keeping your eyes and ears open for the next local event is a sure way to gain unique insight into…

Free Bali Tourist Visas for 30 New Countries

Good news Bali friends! As of June 2015, visas-on-arrival are now FREE for incoming tourists from 30 new countries, including France, the United States, Canada and Switzerland. This past week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, aka Jokowi, signed a presidential decree that waives the USD$35 visa-on-arrival…