Balinese Culture


Bali naturally lends itself to photographers. Stunning panoramas at every turn, mountains and seascapes, the happiness of the Balinese people, colourful festivals and even the heady tourist areas all are perfect subjects for the budding or professional photographer. It makes no difference if you use a cheap compact camera or […]

Great Places for Photography in Bali


The temples of Bali are a significant part of Balinese culture and life. To visit a temple during a festive period is a magical experience for the traveller. There are temples, big and small, scattered all across the island but I have always found the mountain temples to be the […]

Five Great Mountain Temples to Visit in Bali


Today in Bali is Kuningan. Occurring once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days, Kuningan is the end of the most important of the regular religious ceremonies for the 10-day Galungan period. During this period the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. They […]

Hari Raya Kuningan



Today in Bali is the ceremony of Galungan. This occurs once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days. Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremony that is celebrated by all Balinese at the same time. During the Galungan period the deified ancestors of […]

Today in Bali – Galungan


The selection of Indonesian foods available in Bali is amazing; and so are the range of restaurants and warungs. It’s pretty safe to safe to say that a popular dish for any traveller to Bali is sate. You will find it on every menu on the island. This delicious bbq […]

Balinese Food – Sate


One of my favourite places to visit in Bali on the east end of the island is Taman Sukasada; more commonly known as Puri Taman Ujung. Surprisingly it is a place not frequented by tourists on a large scale. This delightful place is located 5 kilometres south of Amlapura. Built […]

Photo Journal – Puri Taman Ujung, East Bali



The arts play a significant role in Balinese culture. These include dance, theatre, music and painting to name a few. Balinese dances are a very ancient tradition that is a part of the religious expression among the Balinese people. It is no surprise then that a theatre was created especially […]

The Bali Theatre


Being such a small island, Bali sure has a large amount of places that have natural beauty and historical significance. Antiquities abound. It is that time again when UNESCO selects places around the world for recognition as world heritage sites. Bali is not short on those and in fact three […]

UNESCO Considers World Heritage Sites in Bali


Bali is an experience. Depending on the way you look at, it will assault your senses in every aspect. It is a tantalising experience that will leave you awe-inspired and yearning for more. This of course depends on whether you look at the culture, the nature and the Balinese people […]

Experience Five Aspects of Balinese Culture



A great time to check out a shopping fiesta in Bali is the day following Nyepi. This day is a Balinese holiday known as Ngembak Geni. On this day all shops that are Balinese owned are closed with the only shops being open are those owned by traders from other […]

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