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The best cocktail bars and beach clubs in Bali

The best cocktail bars and beach clubs in Bali

Travel and food writer Katie Lockhart from Find Your Happy Plate travel blog discovers the best cocktails and beach clubs on a cocktail safari in Bali with Urban Adventures’ intrepid guide Dewa… Most people imagine a safari entails jumping in the back of a Landcruiser 4×4 to explore the African...
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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Bali

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Bali

While most articles about where to watch the World Cup will list several options, in Bali, our local tour guides say there’s only one: Y-Bar Sports Bar in Kuta. This is my personal favourite bar, not just in Bali, but anywhere for watching sports. Y-Bar is a bar that people...
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From village fields to city tours: How a Bali guide found his way

From village fields to city tours: How a Bali guide found his way

Mangde’s tale begins in a remote Indonesian mountain village, where he farmed papayas and tended rice paddies. But where it picks up today, his story is quite different. A tour guide with Bali Urban Adventures, he is living in Bali’s largest city and meeting travellers from all over the world....
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Why there are so many temples in Bali

Why there are so many temples in Bali

We asked Brett, our local guide in Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...
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How to eat like a local in Penang

How to eat like a local in Penang

When UNESCO named Georgetown, Malaysia, a World Heritage site, it recognised the city as an important example of world cultural history. The city’s 500-year history as a multicultural trading city embodies the unique history of Malaysia and its dual Asian and European influences. Architecture and historical preservation are key to...
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Ancient mysteries of the My Son Temple ruins

Ancient mysteries of the My Son Temple ruins

Tucked deep within the lush jungle that surrounds the quaint village of Duy Phu is a valley of crumbling ancient ruins unlike many others in Vietnam. Unlike most of Vietnam’s houses of worship, the royal My Son temple complex wasn’t erected in honour of Lord Buddha. Mahayana Buddhism became popular...
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The complete guide to: Casablanca travel

The complete guide to: Casablanca travel

For what it lacks in immediate wow-factor, Casablanca more than makes up with its gritty charm, the kind that gets under your skin the longer you explore. Scratch the surface and you’re sure to feel more like a local here than you might in other cities because this is a...
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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...
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The complete guide to: Kuching travel

The complete guide to: Kuching travel

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak and your gateway to Borneo. But don’t just use it as a jumping-off point to wilder pastures. Kuching is a pleasant, compact city that makes it easy to explore on foot — and there’s much more to explore here...
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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...
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