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Tight Security for Julia Roberts

Security is expected to be extremely tight when Julia Roberts comes to Bali for the filming of the Movie “Eat Pray Love”. During the filming in India, India eNews reported that she had 350 security personnel, including police and private security guards. Almost 350 security men, bulletproof cars and a chopper too – that’s what […]

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Are Australians Computer Literate?

I thought that Australians were fairly computer literate. That was until I was given this list of Australian computer terminology. LOG ON:          Adding wood to make the Barbie hotter. LOG OFF:          Not adding any more wood to the Barbie. MONITOR:           Keeping an eye on the Barbie. DOWNLOAD:       […]

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Ubud Pothole Update

The pothole in the Ubud Main Road that first appeared in early July is being repaired.  10 days after it appeared an excavator was brought in to find the problem.  After digging a hole 8 metres deep, 8 metres wide and 20 metes long, the cause is quite clear.  There is a river running under […]

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Krakatoa Back From the Dead

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Some stunning pictures of Krakatoa have been captured by an amateur photographer.  Krakatoa lies between Sumatra and Java and in 1883 killed 36,000 people when it blew up. More pictures can be found at Nine MSN.

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Bali Visit – Spectacular Kintamani

The Bali Driver takes you on a trip to Kintamani and Mount Batur. Head towards the center of the island traveling through the magnificent terraced rice fields.  At the top of the climb you will see the recently active Mount Batur and the peaceful Lake Batur below.  The diverse scenery you will see here is […]

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Bali – World's Best Island

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Travel & Leisure Magazine has concluded its annual survey of the discerning travelers who comprise its readership asking them to name their favorite cities, islands, hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships and even rental car agencies. Bali has topped the poll and is regarded as the world’s best island. For many years, Bali consistently ranked as […]

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Jakarta Bombing – What is Bali Doing?

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Friday terrorists detonated bombs at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Hotels in Jakarta.  55 people were injured and 8 killed in the blasts. Since then, Bali has taken a number of steps to improve security on the island, including: • Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika, the former Police officer credited with resolving the 2002 and 2003 […]

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The Hole is Bigger

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Repairs Start on Ubud Main Road A few days ago we posted a video on the rather large pothole in Jalan Raya Ubud right outside the Ubud Market. Work started today to repair the damage and the heavy machinary was brought in to do the excavating.  It turns out that the water running under the […]

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The Bali Driver – Meet Coman

Do You Need a Good Bali Driver? If its a Bali Driver you are looking for then you have to meet this guy.  He is one of the best. At least that is what this video just posted on YouTube says.

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New 20 Cent Note

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The Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, officially launched the new 2,000 Rupiah banknote last week. The banknote, which has a value of approximately US 20 cents, will eventually replace the 1,000 Rupiah note as the smallest note in Indonesia. With the introduction of the new banknotes, the government plans to reduce production of the Rp. […]

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