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A personal video tour

Watch this very beautiful video journal about a journey through Bali…

Experience Bali

When you go, the culture is what really puts Bali in a whole different league.  You have to visit the temples, join in at festivals and capture the magic of the people.  We have shared some of our experiences with you here.

Getting around Bali

Travel tips and tricks, hiring cars and scooters and general safety info in Bali as we experienced and tried it.  We make your trip a lot easier with the groundwork already done.  Relax and enjoy your stay once you get there.

Eating out in Bali

The scents and tastes of Bali are extraordinary. What’s also great is they cater for every dietary lifestyle so eating well as a Vegan or Gluten free is so easy in Bali. We have tried and tested all of the recommendations that are listed here so you know they are what we say they are.

The Top 5 Day Activities for Your Time in Ubud

The Top 5 Day Activities for Your Time in Ubud

Ubud is an amazing city nestled in the heart of Bali.   Set against a background of lush tropical foliage, you can find a bustling city where traditional Balinese customs go hand-in-hand with more modern amenities.  Not only is Ubud a center of culture and art,...

10 Words to Know for Your Vacation in Bali

10 Words to Know for Your Vacation in Bali

Bali is a great place for English speaking travelers because most of the locals speak English as well. But if you’d like to get a smile from the locals (and maybe a better price) it’s helpful to know a few words of the local lingo. The Indonesian language is easy and...

Monkey Forest and Sacred Forest – Ubud

Monkey Forest and Sacred Forest – Ubud

My mission this morning is to make it to the world famous Monkey Forest, nestled in the heart of Ubud. I've heard that it is best to get there early, as the gates open at 7am.   Try to beat the touring throngs that will arrive later in the morning and to get a glimpse...

When is the best time to visit Bali?

When is the best time to visit Bali?

My friends and family regularly ask me when would be the best time to come and visit Bali?  This is a pretty loaded question, and there are about as many different answers as there are types of weather and climate on this tiny little island! Both air and water...

Top 5 spa’s in Ubud

Top 5 spa’s in Ubud

For years now I have been a strong advocate of massage and the benefits it can provide as part of any training and health routine…let alone the mental and emotional benefits. So image how excited I was when I realised that Bali has a massage joint on pretty much every...

The Most Therapeutic Spas in Ubud, Bali.

The Most Therapeutic Spas in Ubud, Bali.

The word Ubud in Indonesian translates to ‘Medicine’, therefore it is no wonder that the spa treatments offered in Ubud are so heavenly and healing. One only has to look at the gift Mother Nature has bestowed upon the rolling rice paddies, nourishing food and...

Bali Mecaru Blessing Ceremony

Bali Mecaru Blessing Ceremony

A blessing ceremony is held for special events like a new House, Shop,gallery, or other businesses. It will be lead by a priest and it will be divided into two parts. The first will heal "mecaru". This ceremony is dedicated to the God as a ruler of spirits. Mecaru...

Nyepi Day Rituals

Nyepi Day Rituals

Nyepi is a balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year). The main restrictions during this period are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and for some, no talking...

Moon Ceremonies

Moon Ceremonies

FULL MOON - PURNAMA SASIH SADHA (which has particular importance to the Balinese Hindus) ceremonies  are held throughout the Hindu temples all across Bali. The Balinese that adhere to the Hindu Dharma religion will take offerings of food, fruit and flowers to the...

Bali Calendar

Apart from the everyday Western calendar, the Balinese also use two local calendars, the saka calendar, this  is a lunar calendar starting every Nyepi.  The Pawukon calendar is a numerica calendar of 210 days per year. The Pawukon calendar (a piece shown above) is...

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