Archive | August, 2009


The Drifter Wins Ombak Surf Film Festival

Steve and I were privileged to get to go to the wold premiere of Taylor Steele’s new surf film The Drifter. Part of the Ombak Bali International Surf Film Festival, the movie follows surfer Rob Machado trying to find himself as he travels around islands in the Indonesian Archipelago. Enjoying Jim Beam and cokes and […]

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Getting Around Bali

One of the biggest challenges I’ve had to overcome in Bali is how to get around. Unlike in developed countries like England, where there are numerous modes of public transport, train, tram, bus, ferry, tube…in Bali there are none of these things. photo by martin hopkins on flickr Most people get around by motorbike– which […]

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Rip Curl Padang Padang 09

“It’s On When It’s On” is Rip Curl’s tagline for this event and Padang Padang 09 certainly was ON on Saturday 15th August. With a big swell expected over the weekend, the green light was given on Saturday with 32 international invites battling it out at Padang Padang, Bali. Hundreds of Bali’s best looking girls […]

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Exotic pet market in Denpasar

Next to Satria Palace in Denpasar lies a pet market. Despite Satria Palace being a main ‘sight’ to visit, we had not come to see this or anything else in Denpasar, we had come to see for ourselves what we had heard about Pasar Satria. When we pulled up on the bike on Jalan Veteran […]

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