Rice terraces are synonymous with Bali and the dominant part of the scenery. Rice farming in Bali dates back to Neolithic times. Bali’s steep mountains and deep gorges make wet rice farming difficult, so the Balinese have developed an intricate system of terraced rice fields, governed by a subak (water […]

Best Places to View Rice Terraces in Bali

Riding back down the main street in Tegallalang, towards Denpasar, after visiting Putna Sari, I saw a unique shop, selling faces carved out of tree trunks. Most of the carvings in Bali, seem to be complete faces / figures, but these ones were carved out of the bark of a […]

Suena Handicraft: Carved faces in Tegallalang Bali

A trip to Kintamani is 3 hours, one way from Kuta. Some people like to do that on day trip, but others prefer to stay in the area and have a chance to relax, look around and try to escape the mad tourist rush during the day.

Accommodation in Kintamani Bali

Today Ika, Jevon and I rode around Tegallalang, Tampaksiring and Ubud, exploring (getting lost) and enjoying the path less traveled (dealing with meter wide potholes). There is some nice real estate in that area (I should be an agent) and my GPS recored it all for me.

Jevon the little kids star in Bali