About Kirsten Raccuia

Dumaguete

Laidback Living…With a Wild Side

Right in the heart of the Philippines archipelago, on the Southwest corner of the island of Negros Oriental, lies Dumaguete. The name means to “snatch” and legend has it that pirates used to come to the island to abscond with not just the treasures of the land but all the beautiful unwed ladies living there. There are no more pirates, but that doesn't mean it’s lost its old world feel...

Uluwatu, Bali: Surf, Surf…and more Surf

We are perched on a cliff high above the beach drinking a watermelon juice at Single Fin. It’s a prime place for sundowners or to spend the day gawking at the surfers’ skills below. This bar is famous for their Sunday Session, a “see and be seen” night with the area’s most fashionable people, and DJ’s from all over the world until 1 a.m...
Abang, Bali, Indonesia

Bali: Getting There, Visas And Healthcare

Ngurah Rai International Airport (also known as Denpasar International Airport), in the southern portion of the island has daily direct flights to nine cities in Australia including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. From here you can fly to 20 different places within Indonesia—most won’t cost you more than $150...