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Rove Beetles (Aka Tomcats) in Bali

Rove Beetles (Aka Tomcats) in Bali

You wake up with some marks that look and feel like a burn, but you have no recollection getting them. Welcome to one of Bali’s biggest mysteries (which we are happy to solve for you). Tomcats in Bali First let us introduce you to paederus riparius, otherwise know as the Tomcat – an insect you’ll probably never even see but...

Ubud Guide: Bars

Ubud Guide: Bars

While Ubud has a solid Eat Pray Love reputation, the town still knows how to let their hair down. Whether it’s been a long week, or you’re looking for a pre or post-dinner tipple, here are some of our go-to Ubud bars. No Mas Ubud’s take on a (somewhat curated) dive bar but make no mistake, there are experts at...

How to manage Bali Belly

How to manage Bali Belly

What is Bali Belly? Bali Belly is one of Bali’s least popular attractions, but unfortunately it is all too common among visitors to the island. Bali Belly is just another expression for food poisoning (or stomach flu/gastroenteritis medically speaking). Gastroenteritis is technically an inflammation of the stomach, but most people would recognise it by its more well-known symptoms: diarrhoea and/or...

Meet the locals: Laura Wilkes from The Yoga Barn

Meet the locals: Laura Wilkes from The Yoga Barn

Originally from the UK, Laura Wilkes is a travelling yogi who is has been based in Ubud, Bali since late 2018. She works for one of the biggest yoga centres in South East Asia, The Yoga Barn in the brand and marketing area of the business. This role combines her marketing background and ambition to bring yoga into the lives...

Ubud Guide: Activities

Ubud Guide: Activities

When you’re ready for a break from the surf, the inland area of Ubud has plenty of activities to keep you busy. From yoga to rafting, here are some of our go-to recommendations in our Ubud activities guide for the area. Campuhan Ridge Walk You’ve no doubt seen the drone shots of this impressive trail on Instagram. Be aware that...

Ubud Guide: Restaurants

Ubud Guide: Restaurants

Bali has become a bit of a foodie destination, and Ubud is no exception. A weekend in Ubud is a perfect excuse to try some new eateries, so just in time for the Ubud Food Festival this weekend (April 26-28, 2019), we’ve created our Ubud guide to restaurants to give a rundown of some of our favourite restaurants to grab...

Ubud Guide: Spas

Ubud Guide: Spas

If Ubud knows one thing, it’s yoga. If they know another, it’s spas. Specifically jungle treatment centres which often offer a more varied range of treatments (and for both body and mind) than found elsewhere on the island. If your chakras are blocked, you’ve come to the right place. Our Ubud Spa Guide will point you in the right direction...

Ubud Guide: Shopping

Ubud Guide: Shopping

Ubud’s art market may be infamous, but we prefer a more low key strategy when picking up souvenirs and keepsakes. If you dig a little deeper, you’ll find Ubud has several shops specialising in local wares which are fair trade and without a hint of kitsch. There are also a plethora of jewellery shops around town with a range of...

Ubud Guide: Brunch

Ubud Guide: Brunch

To celebrate our Bali expansion, we have put together some guides to our new Ubud home. This area has become something of a foodie paradise, so let’s kick these guides off with our favourite meal of the day: brunch. Watercress The sister restaurant to our Batu Belig favourite. You can also rely on the Watercress crew for expertly poached eggs...

Bali’s best happy hours

Some of our Bali local favourites with the best happy hours. Old Man’s | Canggu Monday – Friday 5-6 pm, 2 for 1 drinks The Old Man’s happy hour is short and sweet, but if you manage to get a few 2 for 1 margarita orders in you’ll be feeling very warm and fuzzy come sunset. Alternative Beach | Canggu...

Meet the Locals – Beau Whittington from Finns

Meet the Locals – Beau Whittington from Finns

Beau Whittington’s life took a 180 two years ago when an offhand remark to a friend snowballed into the Bali Dream. Being the General Manager of Finns Recreation Club keeps him on his toes, and he enjoys the new challenge after working in logistics in Brisbane. Read on for Beau’s Bali tips. How did you end up working and living...

IVs for jet-lag

IVs for jet-lag

So it’s wheels down! At last, you have arrived on the Island of the Gods and Goddesses, but within hours jet-lag hits with a strong case of F.O.M.O. Whether it’s your best mates’ wedding, a work conference or a family getaway, your precious time in Bali is not for the wasting. Unfortunately, jet-lag sufferers report a whole host of physical...

Introducing The All Star IV

Introducing The All Star IV

At The Dose, we are continually researching and improving our IV offerings so that we can meet the nutritional needs of our patients in these ever-changing times. We have devised an in-house algorithm, created by our medical team of doctors and nurses that assist us in recommending the best IV for each patients individuals needs. In theory, of course, we...

The Benefits of Balinese Massage

The Benefits of Balinese Massage

Don’t you just love it when something you are semi-addicted to is actually good for you? In our case, it’s rare (no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that deep fried sweetcorn fritters are nutritionally beneficial). However, thankfully one of our favourite pastimes, Balinese massage really is a healing modality. For this post, we searched for rigorous trials...

Meet the Locals – Tash Heyder from Plan A Events

Meet the Locals – Tash Heyder from Plan A Events

Tash Heyder is the founder of Plan A Events,  a Bali wedding and party planning service whose work we are totally inspired by. Tash was born in Perth to an Aussie mum and Indonesian father, and spent from 4-12 years old between Bali and Jakarta, followed by high school in Australia and then a move to Spain. Lucky for all...

IVs for fitness and athletes

IVs for fitness and athletes

From the 3x a week gym bunny to high-level athletes, IV therapy administered within the correct window of time and containing the appropriate combination of micronutrients, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes is yielding promising results. Read on to find out why IVs for fitness are an up and coming treatment area. Using IVs for fitness The use of intravenous therapy...

Suck it up! – The wonders of intravenous delivery

Suck it up! – The wonders of intravenous delivery

So you’re probably wondering what all the hype is about? Intravenous therapy seems to have been teetering on the edge of the mainstream for the past little while, but we predict 2018 is the year we’ll start hearing a lot more about this treatment method1,2. Although it may appear that suddenly IVs are the answer to everything, they’ve actually been...

Bali Beach Walks with Breakfast Stops

Bali Beach Walks with Breakfast Stops

One of the best ways to start a Bali day is a walk on the beach. This is made even better with the addition of food and coffee. Here are some of our favourite spots to park, wander, and feast. Start at: Petitenget Temple Head south and drop into Ku De Ta for brekkie (a little-known secret that it’s open...

Bali’s Best Cheap Massages Under $10

Bali’s Best Cheap Massages Under $10

*Updated for 2018* You can barely walk down the street in Bali without tripping over a few spas. There are expensive ones, and there are cheap ones, it’s finding the good cheapies which are the real unicorn hunt. Any expat here worth their organic coconut oil has a few massage go-to spots saved in their phones. These are some of...

Meet the Locals – Rick from F45 Bali

Meet the Locals – Rick from F45 Bali

Rick Olarenshaw is one of the friendly faces behind one of the island’s newest gyms: F45 Bali, aka the hot new 45 minute fitness regime taking Australia (and the world) by storm. Rick and the other owners bring their wealth of fitness experience from abroad to Bali’s shores, much to our benefit. Originally from Victoria, Australia, we ask Rick for...

Bali’s Best Gyms

Bali’s Best Gyms

The wellness movement is strong in Bali, these are some of our favourite places to sweat. Motion Fitness Motion Fitness; a Bali institution, has just undergone a slick new rebrand. Luckily the class schedule remains the one we know and love, with the founder Melanie making sure everyone works up a sweat on a regular basis. Plus nothing keeps the...

Bali rainy season activities to keep you cool

Bali rainy season activities to keep you cool

Rainy season can be the most challenging time of year in Bali, climate-wise. Even for those of us who live here, some days are almost unbearably hot and humid. Here’s a list of Bali rainy season activities to cool you down until “winter” rolls back around. Hit up a pool club It used to be just Potato Head as an...

Meet the Locals – Tiff from this within

Meet the Locals – Tiff from this within

Originally from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and trained as a teacher, Tiff Newman is another example of the amazing twists and turns life takes to lead people to Bali. These days she has swapped teaching for content creation with her agency this within, which specialises in branding through meaningful storytelling. She has two dogs she adores, we had a chat with...

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc, often overshadowed by showy vitamins and new antioxidants, is an important micronutrient. It contributes to maintaining our general health and immune system, and is a key player with the latter, helping protect against pathogens and creating the basis for resisting infectious disease. Zinc – the first line of defense From the barrier of our skin to gene mutation within...

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

This content is courtesy of our partners over at Build My Wedding Bali. Whether you are getting married in Bali or keen for an EPIC send off into married life, we highly recommend planning a Hens or Bucks party in Bali, ‘The Island Of The Gods’. Not only is the sun guaranteed to shine, but with so many cool things...

Where to watch movies in Bali

Where to watch movies in Bali

For when you want to swap coconuts for popcorn, here are some of our favourite places to catch movies in Bali. Cinema XXI If you live up around Seminyak or Canggu, unfortunately you will have travel a bit to get to a larger cinema. Your options are Kuta (Beachwalk), Sunset Road (Galeria), or Denpasar (Level 21). All the cinemas are...

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

We love our food here at The Dose, so were very excited to pick the brain of the amazing Executive Chef of Nebula cafe: Thomas Tirta. He’s a busy man, overseeing not one but THREE kitchens and menus for the Nebula Cafe group (check out their Instagram to see some of Thomas’ amazing creations). Read on for this culinary insider’s...

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Motion Fitness (now Motion everything) is one of the leaders of the Bali health and wellness scene. Their cafe (Motion Cafe, previously Avocado Cafe) serves up fitness oriented food. Think sweet potato waffles, protein salads, etc. They also have meal plans, perfect for a DIY health retreat or for weeks when you know you’ll be too busy to think about...

The Bali Insider Tips

The Bali Insider Tips

One of the perks of living in a place like Bali, is the amount of friends and family who come through for visits. These are the things we tell them, and are now sharing with you. Consider us your personal Bali insider. Buy a SIM card If your phone is unlocked, getting a local SIM card can make your life...

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Even those with the best food and fitness routine at home often let it slip as soon as they’re living out of a suitcase. We talked to Motion Fitness and Cafe founder Melanie Bomba to get her healthy travel tips on how we can enjoy ourselves abroad, and still come home fitting into our clothes. I think for most of...

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