Jan 10 2011

hotel intercontinental bali

we made our first trip to bali a few years ago after several visits to jakarta and other indonesia cities. the stories we had heard were all true – that it is unlike any other place on earth – that the people are the most open and centered and friendly you have met. the entire week there was magical and this hotel was perfect for us traveling with 2 small boys. every pool you saw all over the sprawling resort was swimmable or you could at least get in to your ankles and walk around. the rich dark woods and light stone and white pebbles of the local architecture created a subdued serene environment. the beach at jimbaran bay had hordes of large coral rods, large seashells and every sort of ocean treasure you could hope to find. I have been to some beautiful places but bali is by far my favorite…

InterContinental Bali Resort
Jalan Uluwatu 45
Jimbaran 80361, Indonesia


Dec 5 2010

indonesian lunches

some of my favorite meals have been in indonesia – in jakarta and bali. this restaurant had some amazing period furniture pieces, deep red fabrics and walls, heavy lacquered chairs and benches.
from their website:

Dapur Babah is much more than merely a restaurant, it is a living museum that celebrates ‘Babah’ culture, the culture of the distinct group that emerged in the colonial era as result of marriages between Chinese migrants who settled in Java and the local women they took for their wives. While the newcomers retained elements of the culture of their ancestral homeland, they adapted to their local surroundings.

Dapur Babah élite
Jl Veteran I / 18, Jakarta Pusat 10110
Tel: +62 (21) 385 5653, Fax: +62 (21) 385 3040
dapurbabah@tuguhotels.com