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Bali in One Minute Posted by on May 16, 2018

Bali in One Minute

Bali is an amazing island to explore. It’s got beaches, volcanoes, lakes, rice terraces, and waterfalls. You can visit temples, water palaces, monkey forests, hidden canyons, and national parks. Balinese culture is fascinating and unique, from the festivals to the food to the music. You could spend a lifetime exploring Bali and all it has…

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Exploring West Bali (Part Two) Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Exploring West Bali (Part Two)

From the chilled out town of Medewi, our West Bali road trip continues up the coast. From July to November, you can catch the amazing Makepung water buffalo races every other Sunday. Next up is the town of Pemuteran, which is an excellent base for snorkeling or diving at Menjangan Island. See all this and…

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Bali Barat (Part Two) Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Bali Barat (Part Two)

After finding a remote waterfall and a giant tree with a road going through it, our journey around Bali Barat (West Bali) continues. From the small surfing town of Medewi, you can continue along the main road headed northwest to Jembrana. If you’re making this trip between July and November, you’ll get the chance to…

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Nyepi in 60 Seconds Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

Nyepi in 60 Seconds

There’s a lot going on in the lead-up to the Balinese New Year, known as Hari Raya Nyepi. A few days before, there’s the Melasti ceremony where sacred objects are brought to the sea to be purified. Then there’s the freaky ogoh-ogoh statues and a big performance or parade. Finally, the actual New Year’s Day…

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Hari Raya Nyepi Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Hari Raya Nyepi

Hari Raya Nyepi is the Balinese New Year, which is also known as the Day of Silence. This is because the entire island shuts down for a day of meditation, prayer, and reflection. There are lots of ceremonies in the lead-up to Nyepi, including the exciting ogoh-ogoh parades. Nyepi is on a different day every…

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Sidemen – A Peaceful Place in Bali Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

Sidemen - A Peaceful Place in Bali

If you get sick of the crowds in places like Seminyak and Ubud, you may want to escape to a quiet Balinese village. Sidemen is just the place to go. It’s pronounced see-da-men (not side-men), and it’s peaceful place in Bali. Here’s a brief introduction to the village with a few travel tips for your…

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A Short Trip in Sidemen Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

A Short Trip in Sidemen

If you get sick of the crowds in places like Seminyak and Ubud, there are plenty of far more peaceful places to visit in Bali. One such place is the village of Sidemen (pronounced see-da-men, not side-men). It’s a beautiful place to kick back and relax for a few days. See some video highlights of…

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