Have you ever wanted to run away to the circus? 
High Flyers Bali offers a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of a flying trapeze under tropical blue skies while you are on holiday. Imagine hanging from your knees and swinging on the trapeze, then the freedom of flying through the air and being caught by one of the experienced professional staff. Challenge yourself, move out of your comfort zone and get the blood pumping (or sit back and watch the kids have fun ). Starting from 5 years old for 325 000 Rupiah for 75 minutes. High Flyers Bali is at the Bali Dynasty Resort Jl. Kartika, Tuban South Kuta. Like them on Facebook or see their website www.highflyersbali.com


Mohon Bebas Zat Perekat ~ Gluten Free Please

Ok so this has not been an easy thing to translate however hopefully my friends and I have done it. I am regularly asked about gluten free suggestions for eating in Bali, I have compiled a few ideas however I am sure there are so many options available for you. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how many places now have GF on the menu or if you discuss with the chef and the staff they can make some adjustments or perhaps even bring you out a special menu at some places. One tip is also to ask the chef to swap soy ( kechap aisin / manis ) soy sauce for fish sauce, and stick to fruit, veggies, etc and you should be fairly safe.

Here is a translation which you can copy/print out and take with you which may also assist.

English – I have been diagnosed with a medical Coeliac disease and I must eat a strict gluten free diet. I can not eat food that contains wheat, rye, barley or oats, such as pasta, couscous, breadcrumbs, batter, bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits or noodles unless they are specifically made using gluten free flours, please check the ingredients for processed meats, soups, sauces, gravies, dressings and custards. I can eat a variety of foods including unprocessed meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, rice, corn (maize), polenta, lentils, soy and potato. If you have any questions when preparing my meal please ask me. Thank you.

Indonesian – Saya telah didiagnosa medis sebagai pengidap penyakit Coeliac dan harus makan makanan yan seratus persen bebas gluten. 
Saya tidak bisa makan makanan yang mengandung gandum, gandum hitam ( rye), jelai ( barley) dan haver (oats) septerti pasta, ( spaghetti dsbnya) couscous, remahan roti, adonan tepung, roti, kue kering (pastry) kue, biskuit, mie terkecuali, terbuat dari tepung khusus yang bebas gluten. Harap periksa bahan- bahan dalam daging olahan , sop, sause, kuah, minyak salad dan via ( custart).
Saya Boleh makan berbagai jenis makanan termasuk daging yang tidah di olah, ikan, telur, buah – buahan, sayur- sayuran, produk yan mengandung susu, nasi , jagung, polenta lentil kedelai dan kentang. tidah di olah. 
Jika ada pertanyaan saat menyiapka makana saya harap tanya saya terlebih dahul. Terima Kasih.

So here are a few restaurants and cafes which seem to be fairly up with this:

Canggu ~

Oka’s Bakery

Canggu Deli
Bungalow Living in Jl Berawa
Betelnut Café Canggu
Bali Buda in Ubud, Kerobokan and the Bukit

Seminyak ~

The Deck at the Semara Resort & Spa Seminyak
Petitenget on Jl Petitenget, Seminyak
The Living Room on Jl. Petitenget 2000, Kerobokan
Cocoon Beach Club in Seminyak
Ku De Ta in Seminyak
Sarong (has its own GF menu ) Jl. Petitenget No. 19X, Kerobokan Bali
Wild Orchid at the Anantara Resort Seminyak
La Lucciola onJl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak
The Bali Bakery in the Seminyak Square
The Bali Deli on Jl. Kunti 117 X Seminyak
Biku on Jl Petitenget
The Earth Café on Jl Oberoi
Zula in Seminyak
Mamasan on 

Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135
Br. Taman
Blue Karma Resort in Seminyak
Taco Beach Grill on 

Jl. Kunti 6, Seminyak.

Sanur ~
Dusk Blue Café  on Jl. Duyung 3 Sanur
Manik Organik in Sanur

Kuta ~

Poppies Restaurant Kuta
Dijon in Kuta – Poleng Mall – Blok A1-2, Jl270186

Ubud ~

Café Wayan Jl Monkey Forest Ubud
Plantation Restaurant at the Alila Resort Ubud
Indus Restaurant on Jl Raya, Sanggingan, Ubud
Como Shamabala on Jl Raya Sanggingan, Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan
Alchemy in Ubud.
Down to Earth Market and Restaurant in Ubud
Alila Ubud
Kue inJl Raya Ubud

Candidasa ~

Alila Manggis Candidasa


Bali Belly

So I feel like I should be ‘touching wood’, ‘thanking my lucky stars’, or ‘throwing salt over a shoulder’ all in the name of good luck as I am probably about to jinx myself. I have only had Bali Belly once in 15 years and I really hope to never get it again. So in saying that here are few tips on how to avoid Bali Belly and how to treat it if you are faced with it…and I really hope you don’t.

Bali Belly ~ what is it ? The doctor who treated me refered to it as ‘Travelers Diarrhoea’, and I understand it is a nasty bacterial infection. My symptoms may included; severe vomiting and diarrhoea, fever, terrible headache, extreme lethargy, full body aches and pains.

How do you get it? it is my understanding that you can get if from food, water and mostly the money (if you don’t wash your hands after using the bathroom and before you eat). I also understand it is that travellers have different levels of bacteria that they are immune to and when they are in Bali and alter their diet so suddenly to enjoy tropical fruits, spicy nasi gorengs and their bodies can not adapt quick enough.

How to avoid it? personally I think it is more of a matter of luck and common sense however consider this:

  • Never drink the tap water even to brush your teeth. The ice these days is fine in most tourist areas as it is government regulated, be cautious in the more isolated parts of Bali.
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly (especially after handling money)
  • Take Pro biotic tablets before and during your trip
  • Drink Yakult which you can buy from any mini mart and Circle K store·
  • Bring colloidal silver with you ( talk to a health food store about this)
  • Some people still swear by a glass of Anchor Red cordial each day or Cascade raspberry cordial Dont be alarmed if you do red poo).
  • You can use Anti-bacterial hand wash.
  • Stay hydrated – due to the humidity and sometimes amount of alcohol consumed people get extremely dehydrated hence lowering their immunity.

Your options of treatment

  • Some people suggest you let it run its course
  • Drink lots of water (bottled only), with electrolytes
  • Use some anti – nausea and diarrhoea tablets or charcoal and Depak from Circle K and a chemist/Apotek
  • I strongly suggest you call in the doctor immediately ( please always have travel insurance as this can be costly) so as to not ruin your holiday and especially when young children are involved.

I hope you all never get Bali Belly xxx


~ Warung Enak ~ yummy and cheap Nasi Campur in Kuta.




Someone recently suggested I try Warung Enak, and lets just say I can highly recommend it to you. Excellent, fresh tasty food as the name suggests, nothing beats a bit of quality nasi campur for lunch, fish, chicken, tofu , veggies, eggs and rice and all for around 1700IR ( possibly a little more for tourist tax). It is located on Jl Sriwijaya No. 9 Kuta, and I guess you could kind of say its near the Galleria Mall.

~ H o b o S t o r e L o v e ~

Hobo Stores are a modern celebration of Indonesia’s artists and artisans. Most importantly they have the opportunity to work alongside and promote some of the most talented craftsman and the richest of textiles and materials. Hobo is capable of both mass production and high quality bespoke products. It is under Anna Pretty’s creative direction, that HOBO has evolved. Products include rattan topped occasional tables, up cycled colonial 1940’s vintage furniture, old school chairs covered in Javanese batik, hand finished terracotta from Lombok, reclaimed teak, basket and recycled glass, the list goes on….

Pop in to one of their stores, and I challenge you to leave without a purchase.

HOBO 1: Jl Raya Kerobokan, No 105, Seminyak, Bali, t. +62 361 733369

HOBO 2: Jl.Kayu Cendana #8B Seminyak, Bali +62 361 738454

Like them on Facebook , See their Website 


~ Baali Villas ~ Luxury 4 & 5 bedroom villas in Seminyak

Baali Villa’s are redefining luxury in Bali for large families and groups of 6-12 people.
Being one of the few privately owned Villa chains in Seminyak – what this means is you deal directly with the owner, so you know you’ll be looked after properly – and of course this brings cost savings to you because there are no middle men involved. Prices starting from $700USD per night in the low season, which is exceptional value for up to 10 – 12 people. You wont find such beautiful, fully serviced villas for this price in these locations. With baby chairs, pool toys, wifi, full breakfasts, descrete/ helpful staff, security, transferes both to and from the air port, pool fences on request. Each of these 3 stunning villas are well worth your consideration for your next holiday.
Like Baali Villa’s on Facebook
Email them for Booking inquiries adam@baalivillas.com
For more details, photos and to make inquiries see the website
Guests pictured here enjoying a fully prepared meal by chef Nyoman.

Bali Buda Cafe & Health Food Shops

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If you love your food fresh, organic, ethically sourced and have small toddlers in tow? you may really like the Bali Buda Cafe, with its focus on real food, it is a great place opening from 7 – 22:00, 7 days a week and popping up in several locations on the island. They have a small enclosed reading/ play area to contain the toddlers while you enjoy a fresh mixed juice or a wrap packed full of goodness. Here are the locations

Bali Buda Bukit

Shop & Home Delivery – Jl Raya Uluwatu, Br Wanagiri
Nusa Dua, Badung Bali, Indonesia – 

Bali Buda Ubud

Café, Shop & Home Delivery – Jl Jembawan #1 (across from the Ubud Post Office)
Ubud, Mas, Gianyar 80571 Bali – Indonesia

Bali Buda Kerobokan

Café, Shop & Home Delivery – Jl Banjar Anyar #24
Kerobokan Bali -Indonesia

Their Services

  • We strive to offer healthy homemade meals that satisfy all dietary persuasions.
  • We deliver meals and groceries within a certain radius from each of our outlets – call to see if your area is applicable.
  • We can send our products to other islands within Indonesia, please contact us for further details.
  • We offer info on how to enjoy a day at the farms we buy from. See Our Farms for more info.
  • We do birthday cakes, see our birthday cake book for ideas – please order 48 hours ahead.
  • We have a rack of information about many of our products in the shops.
  • We act as resource center for any community events, health and nutritional information.

For more details Click here 

Yayasan Kupu- Kupu

The Kupu Kupu Foundation was formally established in 2000 and is improving the lives of children, young people and adults with disabilities in Bali. Their support includes:

  • Assist with medical care by providing medicines, physiotherapy and surgical operations.
  • Provide wheelchairs and other physical aids.
  • Adapt facilities to be easier to use by people with disabilities.
  • Increase the awareness in the local community of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
  • Get disabled children to school by providing the necessary support that they need.
  • Help disabled adults and students to become more independent through job training and support. They do this by selling and promoting handicrafts that they make.

The vision

Children and adults with disabilities in Indonesia are supported and integrated into society where everybody works together to create a better world.

The mission

To take practical steps to improve the lives of physically and mentally disabled children, adolescents and adults in Bali, Indonesia.

You can help out by staying in their Ubud Accommodation Click Here  or by making a donation Click here .

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