Bali and Lombok, two islands in Indonesia, are ideal for adventure travelers, eco-tourists, and culture vultures. Frommer's Bali & Lombok includes information on:* Plan an adventurous vacation, whether you're hiking, practicing yoga, sailing, scuba diving, or surfing your way around Bali and Lombok.* Explore ancient seaside and cliff-top temples, strolling through rice terraces, learning traditional music and dance, and discovering hidden beaches.* Find everything from rich Balinese textiles, to classic handcrafts, and unique paintings.* Book alternative accommodations and seeking out the islands' local side, including staying in family homes and finding the best Balinese cuisine in warungs.* Plus, enjoy a discussion on the history and culture of both islands, a Balinese and Indonesian language guide, and more!
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF BALI. 2 BALI IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BALI & LOMBOK. 4 SUGGESTED BALI & LOMBOK ITINERARIES. 5 ACTIVE VACATION PLANNER. 6 KUTA. 7 SEMINYAK & CANGGU. 8 SANUR & THE NEARBY ISLANDS. 9 THE BUKIT PENINSULA. 10 UBUD. 11 CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. 12 EAST BALI. 13 NORTH BALI. 14 WEST BALI. 15 LOMBOK. 16 THE GILI ISLANDS. 17 FAST FACTS. 18 BASIC INDONESIAN. INDEX.
An intrepid traveler by nature, Mary Justice Thomasson-Croll left the States after 2 years with an NBC news affiliate to take up a post with the Hong Kong bureau. She spent 18 glorious years covering the incredible evolution of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Six years ago MJ (as she is known to friends) moved to Bali and has since fallen in love with the island and its gentle people and ways that are a far cry from her former city life. Writing from her bijoux house on the beach, MJ posts to many publications that include Travel + Leisure, Tatler, the South China Morning Post, and Luxe Guides. MJ holds a degree from Christie's Fine Arts in London, as well as a BA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is currently working on a screenplay loosely based on the events surrounding the handover and hangover of Hong Kong in 1997.