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Entries Tagged as 'Bali'

Spa Betty Series: Ayuervedic Shiro Dara Treatment

May 9th, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Having always wanted to try that treatment where they dribble hot oil over your forehead, I do a search when I’m in Bali and see that Prana Spa is my best bet. It’s a bit of a splurge, but Prana [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

How Hypnotherapy Helped Me Manage Panic Attacks And Travel More Fearlessly

December 20th, 2008 · 15 Comments

As noted in my open letter to Benjamin Weisman, I suffer from panic attacks. They started back when I was in grad school, but they weren’t too bad then. Usually they occurred while I was driving and I’d just roll down the window or turn on the AC to feel something moving around me and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Bali · Egypt · Health

Spa Betty Series: Boreh Boreh

September 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

You may have noticed that during my Bali Spa Series endeavor, I became a little obsessed with the reflexology (as demonstrated here, here, here, here, here and here). Not wanting to chase away all of my loyal readers who prefer other types of spa treatments, I sign up for my first Boreh Scrub. What the heck [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Was Ibu Oka’s Babi Guling Worth The Flight To Bali?

June 29th, 2008 · 31 Comments

Yes, I am the wacko who flew all the way around the world to eat pork at Ibu Oka in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Like I said before, it wasn’t my only reason, but it was high up there. I’m a sucker for succulence.   So, after many months leaving you hanging, I’m sure you’re wondering, [...]

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink

A Storybook Luxury Villa In Bali, Indonesia

May 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments

I know I said in a past post that it was the pork that made me hop a plane to Bali, but that is only half-true. The other reason was Villa Naga Maya. After the very intensive planning process that went into my Egypt adventure, I decided I wanted a trip that required nothing more [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging

Travel Betty Helps You Find A Driver You Can Trust In Bali, Indonesia

April 14th, 2008 · 8 Comments

When I arrived alone in Bali, Villa Naga Maya had arranged for a driver to pick me up from the airport. The young man was very personable and helpful so I decided I’d probably use him the entire time I was there. But in an “only in Bali” type situation, about a week later I’d come back [...]

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Tags: Bali

Spa Betty Series: A Balinese Masseuse That Makes Villa-Calls

April 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you could have a nice young man travel to your luxurious private villa to perform his grandmother-taught reflexology skills on your fat lounging carcass, wouldn’t you? Me too. It just so happened that the owner of Villa Naga Maya was having his friend Roy come over to give him a massage. Knowing how crazy [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Another Trip to Kenko Reflexology In Ubud

March 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This being my third time in Ubud and the third time in Ubud that it’s raining, I decide to skip my typical wanderings up and down Monkey Forest Road looking for knickknacks nobody wants or needs and instead head back to Kenko for another amazing foot reflexology treatment. I decide to throw in a manicure [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Travel Betty Meet-Up With Nomad4Ever

March 19th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I have often considered myself an introvert. Others would disagree vehemently, but they don’t know how hard I’ve worked to overcome my shyness (which still lurks inside). I am a girl who once spent an entire gorgeous Ohio summer barricaded inside the house watching “Get Smart” and the “I Love Lucy” instead of hanging out [...]

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Tags: Bali · Travel Insights

Spa Betty Series: Pay More Get Less At Pertiwi Resort & Spa

March 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Proving once again that paying more doesn’t mean getting better, I’m lying on a massage table in Ubud and I’m annoyed. My friend from Singapore and I arrived at the Pertiwi Resort & Spa not an hour before and decided to splurge. Since spa is in the name, I know to expect higher prices than [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Spas