Street Marching Competition in Bali

If you travel throughout the archipelago of Indonesia you will find that in the major cities there are often street marches. These come with the bands, finery and all the razzamatazz associated with a good parade. Locals flock to the side of the roads to see the various groups parade […]

Photo of the Day: Pasar Maja Langu

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 […]

2010 Citibank-Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

One of the best events on the island of Bali is less than a week away. Burgeoning writers, published writers and those who are just lovers of literature get your gear together and head to Ubud for the 2010 Citibank-Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Since its beginning I have only […]

Official Holidays for 2009

It’s always good to know when the official holidays are in Bali because some dates, like Nyepi, you are losing virtually a day of your holiday having to be in the hotel and in silence. Other major events like Galungan and Kuningan can see shops close for days on end […]