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How Tourists Are Ruining Great Places

How Tourists Are Ruining Great Places

Paris is groaning. It’s groaning not under the weight of any expectation, or an excess of Gallic shrugs – it’s groaning under the weight of solid metal, in the form of padlocks.

Staying Safe in Bali

Staying Safe in Bali

Unfortunately Bali is in the news for all the wrong reasons more and more often of late. There’s the more typical issues that come with concreting over paradise — over-development, pollution and trash disposal and, of course, the traffic — but there are also more troubling issues such as a rise in petty crime, theft, druggings and corruption.

Governor: Bali In Drug “State of Emergency”

Governor: Bali In Drug “State of Emergency”

Bali is in the grip of a drug crisis verging on a ‘state of emergency’ with drug abuse cases reaching 62,457 last year, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika….

Bali: Centuries in The Making, Close to Breaking

Bali: Centuries in The Making, Close to Breaking

Once a serene island of colourful ceremonies, emerald rice terraces and elaborately carved temples, much of southern Bali is now infested with opulent hotels, “exclusive facilities” and “ocean sanctuaries”. The outbreak of construction sites around the tiny island threaten many more of these buildings to come – many more than the roads, infrastructure or environment can handle.

10 Things To Know Before You Go to Bali

10 Things To Know Before You Go to Bali

With its coral-speckled beaches, luscious green rice terraces and blissful azure seas, Bali has long been a haven for surfers, sun worshippers and yoga junkies alike. Whether you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime or a week of relaxation, here are 10 Bali travel tips to help you make the most of your visit.

Governor Issues an “Official Letter”, Cracking Down Bali Dog Meat Trade

Governor Issues an “Official Letter”, Cracking Down Bali Dog Meat Trade

To protect “the image of Bali tourism”, the Governor’s letter told his agencies to “order against the sale of dog meat because it is not inspected and guaranteed to be healthy and can potentially spread zoonotic diseases, especially rabies and other fatal dangers.”