Test-Driving a Bali Retirement

I’m sitting cross-legged on the sand in the cool of the early morning. I can see the outline and the white cliffs of Nusa Penida island in the distance, through the fading pink sky of dawn which is slowly transforming itself into the bright blue of a sunny day. I’m on Sanur beach, a place which touches the soul. The gentle sea breezes are fanning my face which is already warm from the short cycle ride down to the beach...

In Pictures: My Top 5 Favourite Balinese Dishes

Most people have heard of nasi goreng (fried rice) and mie goreng (fried noodles) which are the staples of the Indonesian diet and are eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are available everywhere in Bali and justly popular. But some of the more specifically Balinese dishes are perhaps less known and sadly not appreciated as much as they might be.

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