Bali Food Safari, Ubud.

Nearly two three months later, I’m finally finishing up on our visit to Bali.  Better late than never, yes? So, here’s the concept of the Bali Food Safari: 3 plates x 4 restaurants, 1 van, 1 city — a well-organized mystery dining experience.  Staying in Ubud, we opted for the Ubud excursion, however, if you […]

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BLANCO par Mandiff: Intimate dining in Ubud.

After Locavore and the next night of stuffing our faces with Bali Food Safari (another post I need to get around to, a recommended experience BTW), we opted to go for lunch (a birthday treat for Hubs) at Blanco par Mandif.  As crowded as Locavore was, Blanco was empty… We literally had a private meal. […]

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Locavore: #49 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

In planning the trip to Bali, Hubs and I evenly broke the time between diving and eating — which, if I’m honest, is my favorite kind of travel.  High on my list was an evening at Locavore, which is listed as #49 in the Top 50 Asia Restaurants (and regarded as one of the top […]

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Villa Markisa: Secluded Diving Oasis.

With a three-hour drive from Denpasar Airport, the tiny driveway to Villa Markisa sneaks up quite quickly in the quieter northeast section of Bali.  With plenty of staff on hand, our bags were quickly whisked to rooms (either in the main house or the free standing bungalows).  As there is no main lobby or reception […]

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Four Seasons Sayan: My #1 hotel in the world.

Having finished our experience in the north of Bali (Tulamben), we ‘drove’ over some ‘roads’ to reach the city of Ubud.  Now, I have been creeping on the Four Seasons Sayan website since we made the booking and I can tell you the property is even better than its pictures or reviews.  Equal parts tropical […]

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