Here you will find free tourist information with more than 40
links to our other pages and to other Bali sites that we like.
Information Section :
Bali Rices. Bali without rice? Never!
Bali's Orchids. Bali Orchid Gardens. A must-see.
Beaches. What do you expect and where will you find it?
Bali With Kidz. Hints for harried mums (and dads?).
Bali and the Balinese. A brief description of the island and its peoples. A simplified account of past history and today's culture.
Bali for Beginners. Hints for first-timers.
Balinese Art. The history and development of a fascinating part of Balinese culture.
Filo's Bali Toilet Tester. Don't leave home without it!
Bali Belly and other health issues for the Bali traveller.
Bali's Religion - Agama Hindu. Work in progress. Any feedback would be appreciated at this stage.
Balinese prayer. An everyday activity.
Money, Bargaining and Tipping Tips. All about money, money changing and money scams - Bargaining tips and to tip or not to tip, and how much?
Yahoo Currency Converter
(which will open in a new web page so you have to be on line) has
'recent trend' graph
(Has the exchange rate been going up or down?)
and an inverting facility to convert foreign currency back into your home currency. (How much did I pay for that?)
Shoppers Cheat Sheet in Word format. How much DID I pay for that?
Shoppers Cheat Sheet in Excel format. How much DID I pay for that? Because it's a big Excel file it will take a little while to load.
Shirt-Pocket Phrases. Everyday words in a handy size.
The Bali Animals Page. The
Bali Street Animals Rescue Foundation and other organisations that are trying to improve the lot of animals in Bali. Can you help?
Times and Distances. A table to tell you how far it is between towns and how long the trip will take. This is an Excel table and will take a minute to load.
Taxi prices from the Bali Airport; December '05. You can bookmark
My photography. See the link under 'Favourites' at the bottom of the other column.
Bali stories with photos :
Bali Beginners 1979.
Memories of our very first trip.
Bali Saga '99
The story of our '99 trip.
Bali Saga photos-1,
Bali Hilton, Nusa Dua, '99.
Bali Saga photos-2. From Ubud and further north, '99.
The Bali Story 2000. - "The Book" about our holiday.
Nusa Photos 2000. Pictures of the first days of the Bali Story 2000 at the Sheraton Indah.
The Inn Photos 2000. From the Bali Story 2000. (The Holiday Inn was renamed the Balihai Resort & Spa in '02.)
Northern Trip Photos 2000. A trip thro' Bedugul to Lovina.
Getting Back 2000. This ends the Bali Story 2000.
A Rushed Trip To Bali. The long tale of our 2003 holiday. This is a very big file of the whole book and will take some time to load.
Rushed Trip Photos 1. From the southern tourist areas.
Rushed Trip Photos 2. From around Candi Dasa.
Rushed Trip Photos 3. East coast and central mountains.
Negara and the orphanage, Our trip in Oct '04.
The Negara trip. Photos of the trip.
A Nice Day Trip. Up to the central mountains and back to the coast for a varied outing.
- Year of the Toiletry Bags.
Covering visits in June and December.
- Year of the Pillow Cases - The Baleka, friends, mountains,
orphanages, jewellery, museums, food, spices & Kadek's chair.
2007 - Singaraja Orphanage and the last of the pillow cases, the
new road south, Bontihing School, friends old and young, food.
2008 - The
Year of the Family. Organisation and getting there, Miss Made Maeve and
Bali-brother Made, Poor Wayan Declan, Monica-of-the-teeth, the Negara Orphanage, Pura Rambut Siwi
- the holy spring and the secret cave, Teddy Bears (Golliwogs), the Old
Boat Builder of Jimbaran Bay, Rice field retreat, Ubud, flowers, the
coffee/spice plantation, friends with cataracts, the Safari Park,
Bedugul, Candikuning markets and Pacung.
Other Bali photo-essays :
Photos from the Holiday Inn - 1996. (The Holiday Inn is now known as the Balihai Resort & Spa.)
Photos from Lombok - 1997
Ubud '99. Mainly photos from a '99 trip.
Bali Writings :
Flight of Fancy. Bali dreaming.
Leaving Bali' W R Foran, 1925.
Father's Poem. Unknown author.
Coward's Bali. One of Noel Coward's short and sweeties.
The Orphanages of Bali & Lombok. General information and some details.
The Negara Orphanage. Photos taken on our discovery trip, '04.
The Tuka Orphanage. - and others.
Our trips around Bali :
Tuban and Kuta. A few views of the beaches, shops and streets.
Jimbaran Beach and our boat builder. A different and developing relationship.
The Ubud Village Hotel and Lamak Restaurant photos.
Archaeological Museum near Ubud. A fascinating half day if you're at all curious about Bali's history.
Gunung Kawi near Ubud. Huge rock carvings commemorating 11th century kings and their wives, plus the eerie Tenth Tomb.
The Yeh Pelu rock carvings, near Ubud.
The Prani Legian Hotel, April '04.
Sanur and Sindhu Beach - October '04. A transformation.
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL HOTEL in Tuban, 2009.
Others writings that we like -
'Time'. Dava Sobel.
An Irish Blessing. Anon.
Ego. Robert S McGee.
Mans Demise. Anon.
The Owl and the Pussy Cat. Edward Lear.
An Evening on Legian Beach. Badak Sinting ('Rhinoceros & a little crazy'), also known as Peter Ryan from Perth, Australia.
'bike stuff -
'First Time' - A Biker's Tale. Life's dream or nightmare?
By 'Bike to Queenscliffe. Another bad 'bike ride with a nice meeting in the middle.