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Lights, Camera, Bali! Video Content For Your Bali Website

We can’t go on living in the stone ages, so we have to face the fact that the web, somewhere along the 2000’s, became more of a visual medium than a text-based medium. So, while good ol’ text is still relevant (being the only thing a search engine can find effectively so far), video shows off your product or service like no other kind of content can.

If you’re maintaining a website about Bali tourism, you’ll want to post a video or two showcasing all that Bali has to offer. But you’re in luck! Bali is one of the most delightful regions in the world to view on video. Your only problem will be in choosing from all the options…or web designers (if you haven’t got one already).

#1 The Beach. Obvious choice here, since Bali is surrounded by one. You want to avoid the overcrowded areas like Kuta Beach or Denpasar. Try one of the less-traveled beaches during the off-season, so the camera can show the unspoiled nature. Catch a fisherman or seaweed farmer in the distance. catch some dolphins jumping out of the water.

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Bali – One of the Top Honeymoon Destinations

Brides Magazine chose reputable Virtuoso to decide where the top honeymoon destinations were. Collaborating with the revered travel network, Virtuoso, Brides magazine was able to have access to 7,200 elite travel specialists, questioning each as to where they considered the best destinations for newlywed couples. Brides Magazine took advantage of Virtuoso’s more than 60 years of travel expertise.

Their survey decided that Italy, French Polynesia and Maui were the three top destinations, but wait… because Bali was also listed as a top honeymoon destination. I mean as prestigious as being in the top three might be, you don’t have to be there to be great, and Bali is certainly a place newlywed should consider travelling to for their honeymoon.

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2012 Cipta Persona Aware Granted to Ulun Danu Beratan

According to Bali Travel News the Ulun Danu Beratan tourist attraction received a national aware in 2012 in the event of Cipta Persona Award (CPA). This was an exciting time for them. Chairman Ulun Dan Beratan Management, Wayan Mustika and the Head of the Tabana Culture and Tourism Agency Wayan Adnyana received the award.

You can find the attraction at Candi Kuning Village, in the Baturiti sub-district. You should definitely take the time to visit if the opportunity arises. 33 units of souvenir shop, opened international restaurant were relocated and constructed, along with an expanded parking lot an amazing garden and a playground for children.

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Bali to Reach Target of 3 Million Foreign Tourists for 2012

According to Indonesia News Bali is set to reach their target goal of 3 million foreign tourists for 2012. In 2011 Bali had 2.7 million foreign visitors and this year those numbers are growing. Then again it should not really be no surprise since Bali really is one of those places that are high on the list of desirable places to visit.

Stakeholders are sure that Bali will be able to increase the number of foreign visitors by at least ten percent in 2012, even with the gloomy state of world’s economy.

Australian tourists continue to be the main source of foreign visitors, totaling nearly 30 percent of all foreign arrivals, when China next making up 9 percent of tourists; then Japanese tourists. However, because of difficulties with the economy and the major earthquake and tsunami disaster during 2011 they have dropped to 7 percent.

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Culture Affairs and Events Bring Tourists to Bali

According to Indonesia Point, tourism to Bali continues to increases. It has always been a popular spot to visit because of the fabulous beaches and fantastic temples. When you vacation in Bali, you know that it will be a memorable vacation. Tourism is actually one of Bali’s main industries.

Throughout the year there are culture affairs going on. Chances are no matter when you arrive in Bali, you will discover some type of culture event to participate in. After all, they are an important part of Bali. There is almost something occurring every month. Tourists from Australia, the United States, Canada, and England find Bali an appealing destination.

Bali Calendar is a great site to see exactly what is going on in Bali at any given month. I found it very helpful in vacation planning to Bali especially if there is something that specifically interests you.

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A Handy Little Guide To Indonesian Airport Taxes

Now, this is the kind of nitty-gritty travel information that you don’t find every day. When flying in and out of Bali (or anywhere else in Indonesia) to and from your luxury villa vacation, here’s some low-down on airport taxes. They’re mostly too small to make a serious dent in your budget, but they’re still of concern to the student traveler and whatnot.

Incidentally, have you noticed how essential airports are to Indonesia? Yeah, all those islands, and they can’t just blow out a bridge in between everywhere, you know. Yeah, that’s what does it. We wouldn’t be surprised if a monopoly forms in Indonesia someday among the airports.


Lonely Planet Travel Guide’s Top Sixteen Bali Experiences

When you’re planning a vacation trip to Bali, you won’t want to miss the Top 16 Bali Vacation Experiences, produced by the Lonely Planet publishing house. Owned by BBC Worldwide, Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world.

Notable picks from the list:

  • Pulau Menjangan scuba-diving. Picture a tropical fish tank owned by God himself.
  • Balinese dancers. These are a major form of entertainment in Bali, raised to an art form the way Germany has opera and England has rock concerts.

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Volcano Bali

Volcanic Activity In the South Pacific

A report this month by Luxury Villas Bali shows visitors to Bali are sometimes intimidated when they realize that there’s volcanoes in the area. But there’s no need to worry! Volcano eruptions are rare in this era – but you should have seen previous eras.

Take, for instance, 77,000 years ago at Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. That was the site of a cataclysmic eruption that affected climate and life forms all over the Earth. This was also pretty much before the damn of human history, when volcanoes all over the Earth were much more active.

Indonesia is part of what geologists call the “Pacific Ring” group, where shifting tectonic plates under the ocean floor stimulate geologic activity – for example, the recent Japanese 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But as far as Indonesian volcanoes go, the last major eruption in the region was Krakatoa in 1883, between Java and Sumatra. Remember that the best thing to do if you’re jittery around volcanoes is to stay far away from them – say, by relaxing on the beach around your luxury villa!

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School Bali

A Student’s-Eye View of Balinese Tourism

Any young student should take advantage of that opportune time of their early 20s to travel the world and see the sights. It broadens the mind, stimulates the intellect, and gives you some great stories to tell in your advancing years. And Bali provides one of the best experiences of all.

  • General Student Info – Actually, it’s also good basics for anybody to know.
  • A post about a nurse’s student exchange program – Just one example of the opportunities there are out there.

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Transportation in Bali

Whether your Bali vacation destination is a bustling, major city like Denpasar or Ubud or a quieter, remote locale, getting around town will be a necessity. While Bali, being a relatively small island, doesn’t have things like railways or major freeways, it is a very well-civilized culture in most places with paved roads and traffic laws, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble.

  • Buses and shuttles – The most common form of transportation, Bali buses are run by the Perama bus company and have stations in most major tourist locations. There is also the newer Trans Sarbagita bus company, set up in 2011 by the Balinese government. Shuttles are also available from most villas and tourist areas, and are cheap and reliable.

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A Sweet Tale of One Couple’s Bali Adventure

A Sweet Tale of One Couple’s Bali Adventure

Our hearts were warmed at this post about one couple’s experience in Bali after winning a vacation as a prize. This was a well-deserved rest, because it was the couple’s first vacation in 12 years! They stayed at a resort in Nusa Dua and got the pampered massage-and-spa treatment.

Naturally, they were thrilled partly just because they didn’t have the kids tagging along. But Bali’s still a great place for kids as well, with the beaches, exotic flora and fauna, and natural beauty everywhere. You’d just want to be sure to pry them away from their iPod and Nintendo DS long enough to look out the window.

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Bali History

Today Bali is famous for its clean and pristine beaches along with a host of fun and adventure activities. It is interesting to know that some researchers feel that Bali would have maintained the same charm and beauty even before the Ice Age. In the more recent past, Balinese people have come under strong influence of Buddhism, Chinese culture and later Hinduism. Today, even though Indonesia is an Islamic country, Bali retains its own unique Hindu culture.

From Pre- Ice Age Era to 800 BC
It is believed that Bali was the final frontier in the mainland and a place was a magnet for human immigration several millennia ago. In the pre-ice age era, being at the end of the mainland, the sheer beauty and abundance of Bali would have attracted early human settlers. In fact excavations have revealed the existence of Java man or Homo erectus in these islands.

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How’s the Weather in Bali?

Bali is regarded as a tropical paradise, and the climate is the main reason. Year-round temperature ranges from mid-20s to mid-30s C. (68 to 93 degrees F.). This is a generally balmy climate, where snow is almost unheard-of and it’s rare to see anyone bundling up at night in more than a light jacket. At the same time, the hottest it gets is just enough motivation to slap on some sunscreen and grab a cold drink on your way to the beach.

The main rainy season is from December through March. However, parts of Bali can still get rain at other times of the years, while the Bukit Peninsula gets hardly any. In June through September, the weather is warm but not too humid, feeling almost like your living room at the coastal areas.


Bali | A Paradise on Earth

Bali: A Paradise on Earth

Bali has become one of the most sought after tourist locations on the world map in the past few decades. In a recent meeting, the Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Development (ISTD) struck up a plan to ensure that Bali continues to develop as a tourist destination while retaining its eco-friendly green nature. This implies that Bali would continue to remain a great place to spend some time off.
As a tourist spot, Bali offers a wide range of activities and pass times to indulge in.

Blessed with pristine oceans and rich cultural history, there is something for everyone in Bali. While planning your trip, ensure that you ear mark the most important places you want to visit so that you are not wasting time picking and choosing while you are there. The most popular attractions in Bali include museums, beaches, textiles and art and culture.

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