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OCTOBER 9, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 14

  TRAVEL WATCH
Driving Yourself Around the Bend in Bali
The island's famous terraced rice paddies, solitary temples and active volcanoes offer a brilliant backdrop for a simple road trip

Detour
For those looking to delve deeper into Balinese spirituality, many resorts offer classes in yoga or meditation

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As an Indonesian province, Bali often suffers a drop in tourist traffic

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Look no further for an online starting point for your Bali journey

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Some of the island's top locales

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MORE IS BETTER Cathay Pacific, which already flies directly from Hong Kong to Bali and back seven times a week, is adding three more flights on Feb. 26.

SHARK ATTACK Le Meridien Nirwana is offering guests eight days of unlimited play on its golf course, designed by Greg "The Shark" Norman. Throw in accommodation at the resort, a golf cart, a caddy and a massage and you've got a great deal for $851 a night per person twinshare, plus tax. Upgrades to suites are available, as are special rates for non-golfers. Call (62-361) 815-900 to tee off. Rates are valid until Dec. 20.

TRUTH MINISTRY As an Indonesian province, Bali often suffers a drop in tourist traffic when other parts of the country are aflame, whether from ethnic violence or uncontrolled logging. Preserving Bali's image as an island of calm in very troubled waters is a full-time job for Jack Daniels, chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association's Bali chapter. Check out the organization's website at www.patabali.com.

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