A favourite haunt of long-term expats who have been permanently drawn to its laid-back allure, Ubud is home to an eclectic and varied culinary scene. French, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Mexican – there’s no shortage of international influences spilling out onto crowded laneways or tucked away in luxurious resort restaurants. What can be surprisingly difficult to […]
Going local at the 2016 Ubud Food Festival
Over the past year, I’ve been based in Ubud working – amongst other things – as the publicist for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, the Bali Emerging Voices Festival and the newly launched Ubud Food Festival.
Take a (bumpy) ride along the shores of Nusa Lembongan
Take a short speed-boat ride off the South-East coast of Bali, Sanur, and you might find yourself looking at Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination rewound thirty years: stunning beaches, lagoons and views at every corner without the five star mega-plexes to match – yet.
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
I recently descended upon the lush greenery of Bali’s cultural capital and home to the infamous Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Southeast Asia’s largest and most celebrated literary event
Up close and personal at the Sacred Monkey Forest
Few people can fail to contain a smile (or scream) watching the residents of Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest wile away their day, whether it be eating, sleeping, climbing, fighting or just watching tourists wander by
Pick your own lunch at Bodag Maliah
Like so many places in Ubud, Bodag Maliah, or ‘overflowing basket’ in Balinese, is grounded in the concept of organic, fresh and delicious food. What makes this place so special, however, is the atmosphere in which you eat it