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Around Bali

Bali Wide West

Take a trip to the vast western part of the island and admire the history, the legends, and the simple natural grandeur of various spots there. We start from the south and take a look at the significant temples, the coastline, and a Catholic church in the village of Palasari. Start off our journey this time to the west of …

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Bali Island of Spas

Bali really has become the Spa capital of Asia, if not the world! In Bali almost every hotel, no matter how many stars it may have, has its own spa. Before your book your hotel for your next Bali holiday, check here to see what spa facilities they have to offer, and what other alternatives there are in the immediate …

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Sanur Colorful Horizons

A couple of traditional wooden boats with colorful sails appear to enter Sanur’s coastal waters, brought in by their masters – fishermen by heritage – who are just coming home from sea. The scene of these jukung (the local name for these traditional boats) splitting the calm and clear waters and then landing on the exotic golden coast is easily …

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Bali – the Southern Hills

Bali’s southern karst hills at first were merely hot and arid places. But the waves of tourism swept across the land and transformed its appeal. Bali’s southern ‘Bukit’ hills are more known by the names of each of its areas. The northern part is Jimbaran, next to it is Pecatu, to the middle east is Ungasan. Geologically they are almost …

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Bali Local Transportation

Because of the size of the island, it is not difficult to get around Bali by various modes of transportation. The traditional types of transportation to the high class limousine are available for tourist to choose. Not to forget the sea transportation that connect Bali to some of its sister islands. However, train does not exist in Bali. Bemo : …

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Best Surfing Spots in Bali

Bali has traditionally been the starting point for nearly all Indonesian surfing tours. Bali boasts over 20 top quality breaks on the southwest and southeast coasts of the island and around the Bukit (Uluwatu) Peninsula. Some of these, like Padang Padang & Uluwatu, are world class barreling reef-breaks. Others range from fun waves on the beach-breaks around Kuta and Sanur …

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Colorful Balinese

The island Hindu religious leaders are saddened to see more and more local people start wearing black clothing during Balinese traditional funeral ceremonies. This western tradition, mainly ‘imported’ through Hollywood movies, is against Balinese Hindu belief: death is not an end or punishment, rather a golden bridge to heaven, to begin a new life in a different, better dimension. Death …

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Bali Northerly Nuances

A stunning sunset seems to be perpetually glowing here, The sand along the beach is grayish black in colour because of the lack of waves and temperate water. With secluded coastlines, beaches and mountain ranges, the northern part of Bali is speckled with retreats and a collection of highlights such as mountain trails, marine parks, forest reserves, vineyards, ancient temples, …

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Shopping in Bali

Virtually everybody comes to Bali to shop, and even if shopping wasn’t the ultimate aim, you’ll still end up with fascinating and irresistible buys. Go on a spree around the island to each of its characteristic areas, which can offer great bargains with the best selection of arts and crafts, textiles and common knick-knacks from the outbacks. Here we’ll list …

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Balinese Women – Beauty of Bali

Let’s take a look and give praise to the unique feminine figure of Balinese women, coinciding with the commemoration of the birthday of Indonesian national heroine Kartini on April 21. Many cultural observers have considered Balinese culture as the perfect form of a social model, with every member of the community playing a significant part within the social structure, ever …

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