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Bali’s Iconic Bird

By Linda Tancs

As if Bali weren’t fabled enough, West Bali National Park is a lush oasis of forests, mountains, clear blue water and long stretches of protected beach and offshore coral reefs. But the reason for the park’s creation in 1941 is to protect the island’s iconic and endemic bird, the snow-white and critically endangered Bali Starling. It’s one of about 160 species recorded in the park. In addition to flora and fauna watching, the park’s offshore island Menjangan is a popular diving spot for coral reef and other marine exploration. The journey there from Denpasar, Bali’s capital, is about four or five hours.

Chocolate in Paradise

By Linda Tancs

There’s nothing like a little chocolate in the jungle.  In Bali you can tour Pod Chocolate, a hillside cacao farm located amidst jungle, rice fields and an elephant camp near Ubud.  One of the few places in the world where chocolate is made just minutes from where it’s grown, your tour there includes an educational foray into the cocoa pod and a chocolate-making exercise.  Their equation is simple:  chocolate + antioxidants = health.  So is yours:  you + Bali = paradise.

Bali, Indonesia

By Linda Tancs

In this week’s edition of Travelrific Travel Show, the topic is Bali, Indonesia.  Where’s the best sunset in the world?  Find out now at www.travelrificradio.com.

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