Hey fellas, you must have heard the phrase that dog is human’s best friend, oftentimes. There have been many stories about dog loyalty to humans. They can be trained, play and live with humans and other dogs as well.

The loyalty and dedication shown by dogs are like the human concept of love and friendship. If you have ever watched the “Hachiko” movie, you will agree with us.

A Professor from the University of Illinois, Kelsey Witt, states that, dogs are the first organisms to migrate with humans to almost all continents. The dog’s position is no longer just an animal, but a human companion in its role as a multifunctional creature.

In fact, in some countries, dogs are used as a means of therapy for people with psychiatric disorders.

Furthermore, dogs have helped humans in solving various problems: bomb trackers, narcotics and guards. And, these four-legged animals can also be used as friends for a family.

And for many thousands of years, dogs have lived alongside us. Just like in Bali. It seems like there is no doubt that Bali is home to the largest dog population in Indonesia.

The fact is that almost every house has pets and in general their pets are dogs. Mostly, they act as a house-keeper. Here, you will easily find dogs walking freely from the narrow alleys to the main streets in the city, but not in the highway, off course.

One of the native Balinese dogs is Kintamani. This native Indonesian dog breed comes from Kintamani (mountain) region, Bali.

Kintamani has been registered in the International Kinology Federation (an organization that recognizes the authenticity of a country’s racial dog).

Previously, many people thought that this dog originated from a cross race between chow-chow, which was brought by Chinese Emperor 600 years ago, with a local dog. But after the research from Udayana University, Bali, it is stated that Kintamani dogs race was a native Indonesian race.

The Kintamani dog is a small-to-medium sized. They are typically less than two feet tall at the shoulder. Because of their nature home is the mountain area, they have a thick and long hair.

They have strong necks, broad chests, and thick plumed tails as well. This dog has agile nature and a high level of alertness. Therefore, the people counted them as a working dog or guard-dog.

Loyalty is also the original character of this dog, they will remember the owner who took care of them.

Kintamani dogs could be divided into three types based on the color of their fur, some are white, black, and brown. However, the white color is more prominent. They could survive to the age of 20 years old.

Interestingly, when they giving a birth, they will usually dig a hole as a place to give birth to their children. The hole is also used as a place to take care of them.

So, are you guys now interested to adopt one?

The Unbelievable Ubud, You’ll get Bored of Kuta Nightlife

The Unbelievable Ubud, You’ll get Bored of Kuta Nightlife

What do you have in mind when you hear the word Ubud?

The first thing that come across our minds is a relaxed, earthy, bohemian centre of lifestyle where everybody from around the world fused together in this melting pot, enriching the area even more.

If you have been to Bali but kept to the more hype area like Kuta and Seminyak, believe us when we say that you really need to schedule another trip to the island and explore the amazing Ubud.

Located in the heart of Bali, this cozy area is home to some of the best Balinese artists, which is why you will see so many art stalls and performances taking place in the neighbourhood.

Aside from its well-known sights of lush green paddy fields, this (relatively) colder than the other Balinese main attractions) area is also famous for its high rain density, so it would be best for you to keep your raincoats or umbrellas ready, unless, of course, you’re coming from the UK.

As many artists reside within the area, it is now a go-to place for the eclectic foreigners who wants to explore more about the art and culture of the island. With so many art stalls and galleries scattered around, it would not be hard to make those wishes come true.

When you feel like you’ve had enough of the art-and-culture thing, you can try reconnect with nature by going to the Monkey Forrest, which, living up to its name, is home to the natural monkey population in the area.

Be warned, though, that you will need to pay extra attention to your belongings, since these primates are known for their ability to snatch things that caught their attention and run into the forest or climb up the trees where you can’t reach them.

There are usually guards and caretakers in the area that can help you retrieve your belongings back, but sometimes you won’t be so lucky.

As you’re getting closer to the night, you might want to know what’s in the menu. Let us help you with this. If you’ve had enough of the kind of entertainment you can get in Kuta and Seminyak, then we think you will find Ubud’s version of nightlife refreshingly different.

First of all, there are cultural performances that you can enjoy in the night like traditional Balinese dances complete with their glorious costumes; just have your map app direct you to the famous Puri Saren Royal Palace (hint: it’s right across Ubud Art Market) if you wish to see these performances.

Other alternatives of Ubud Nightlife includes clubs and bars–but with a different take than those in Kuta.

The live music in Ubud, for example, is richer and more specific in nature, unlike the upbeat DJs you’ll find along Legian and Seminyak areas.

Ubud offers Jazz, blues, salsa, all the way fusion and even world music for you to dance to. If you are interested in spending the night out of your villas or bungalows, here are some places you might find yourself enjoying: Laughing Buddha Bar (Jalan Monkey Forest), CP Lounge (halfway up Jalan Monkey Forest), Kafe Bunute (Jalan Dewi Sri, Ubud), Bar Luna (Casa Luna Basement, Jalan Raya Ubud), No Mas Ubud (Jalan Monkey Forest), and Indus (Jalan Raya Sanggingan).

There you are, we gave you a list of Ubud’s best nightlife options to choose for. Tell us if you’ve been in one (or some) of those places and what you think of them. See you next time!

You never planned for this kind of vacation : Bali weather, beware!

You never planned for this kind of vacation : Bali weather, beware!

Bali can be enjoyed 365 days a year, whether you go in wet season or dry season.

Is it True?

Located barely 500 miles south of the Equator, Bali has a distinctly tropical climate. Regardless of the month you visit or where you stay during in Bali, you will find yourself sitting in weather between 80 and 85 degrees and humidity. While it might be a bit cooler, you will rarely need anything than a light jacket. It will also prevent you from windy days that might occured at anytime during the wet season.

Bali weather nowadays is still in wet season so there will be plenty of rains with extra wind especially in late noon and night times.

Typically, Bali rainy season is October – March with December- February being the rainiest months. The Island has microclimates so it might be often sunny in one town when pouring hard rain in the next town over.

Since weather reports are not especially helpful, all you have to do is just sit back, relax and enjoy the rain because tranquality is what you got when you’re in Bali in wet season.

You can forget about noisy restaurants and overcrowded beaches. The streets are also less congested. You will have plenty of room to stretch your legs and explore the Island. Or you can browse or ask your hotel manager for places which provide indoor entertainment as well as activities. There’s no reason for rain to deter you from seeing this incredible Island of stunning nature and vibrant culture.

Big storms are other problem in Bali wet season, it can wash debris from land to sea and waves tend also to peak up during storms so be sure to check the conditions thoroughly before heading out into the water for a swim, surf, snorkel or dive. If the sea is too rough, boates may refuse to shuttle back and forth. Underwater visibility can also be affected which can ruin a big scuba diving trip you’ve been dreaming for years.

If you’re not into exploring places undersoaking wet weather than you can simply curl up in your room reading your new book, or instead lay in your hammock to watch the rain. Go to nearest spa or salon just to get your body and hair pampered or try the favor delicacies from the hotel you’re staying.

One biggest thing to consider during wet season in Bali is that roads tend to worsen after a long stretch of rain. You will want to plan your routes carefully and be sure to pack a poncho and extra t-shirts if you’re motorbiking around the Island.

It will be wise to also bring your ‘just-in-case’ medications along with you because you’ll never know when you catch cold or flu caused by having too many rains. Read more about cold and flu at while you pack for extra bug repellent, remember that stagnant water from the rain is often a breeding gound for mosquitos procreating their blood-sucking-babies. Bring lightweight long sleeved cloths or sarong to layer during dawns and dusk. Now you’r good to go!