Packing list for your trip to Bali

Bali is a wonderful destination. Whether you plan to go to Bali for a beach holiday or rather to explore the island and to visit temples, rice paddies, mountains or jungles, there are a couple of things that you should always bring.

Temple etiquette

Bali is full of Hindu temples that are unique in architecture and structure. The traditional Hindu religion in Bali is also unique and it is a real part of the Balinese daily life and culture. A visit of one of the thousands of Hindu temples is essential when visiting Bali. It is fascinating and gives an insight into the local culture. As the temples are holy places of worship, it is important to show respect and to observe certain rules during a temple visit.

My sweet Bali: 5 Balinese deserts that are worth trying

Balinese people are fond of sweet deserts and snacks. These are the ones that you absolutely need to try while in Bali:
Bali Lovina Villa Bossi Bali

Bali named number 1 travel destination in Asia by Tripadvisor

Bali wins the 2018 Asia top destination award for the 3rd consecutive time, ahead of Phuket and Hanoi

How to Discover the authentic Bali?

Bali is a lush island to explore full of wonderful nature and an amazing cultural heritage. You can find wonderful beaches, stunning rice paddies, colorful temple decorations and smiling Balinese people.

Morning offerings in Bali

While in Bali, you will immediately notice that daily morning offerings, also called ‘Canang sari’ are placed everywhere, at the foot of temples, on statues, at the entrance door of a home or shop, on the beach, everywhere.

Why does the Bali statue wear black and white checkered clothes?

Everywhere in Bali you will see the black and white checkered textile. Near temples you will see it being used as decoration, for umbrellas and as sarong. You also find it wrapped around statues, tree trunks, rocks or shrines. Why is this and what does it mean?

2 new restaurants discovered in Lovina, North Bali

During my last stay in North Bali in January 2018, I discovered 2 new restaurants. I absolutely loved both as they breathe a real Balinese atmosphere and offer excellent dishes and service.
North Bali Pura Beji Lovina, one of North Bali's oldest temples and dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri

North Bali, top 10 things to do

North Bali is one of the most fascinating parts of the island offering some unique experiences to any visitor. Here is my personal list of top 10 things to do. Enjoy the read!

Playing golf in Bali

The nice climate makes Bali a golfers paradise. Bali hosts 3 world-class standard International Golf courses. In addition, 2 national standard golf courses can be played.
Barong dance at Villa Bossi

Barong dance - unique part of Balinese culture

Barong animal dance is one of the native Balinese dances. It is the well known dance of Balinese culture that finds its origin in the Balinese mythology.

10 delicious tropical fruits to try in Bali!

Bali is a real paradise for fruit lovers. Due to its location near the equator, its volcanic highlands and fertile plains, many different species of fruit can be found on the island. While in Bali, you should try and taste as many fruits as you can. Here is my list of 10 tropical fruits you really need to try.

5 great Balinese dishes you should try!

Balinese food is absolutely great! It is full of spices and healthy local products. While in Bali there are a couple of dishes that you should try:
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5 North Bali restaurants offering fine international cuisine

Apart from the local 'Warung' where excellent local food is served, North Bali has some great international restaurants that deserve a visit.
Villa Bossi in Bali celebrates 10th anniversary

Villa Bossi celebrates 10th anniversary

Last night, our team celebrated the 10th anniversary of Villa Bossi in Bali. A very special thank you to ...