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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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Bali Day Trips Posted by on Jan 9, 2018

Bali Day Trips

Many people plan their Bali vacation around laying on the beach. I’m all for that, as Bali really does have some great beaches. Actually, one of my favorite Indonesian phrases is “Santai di pantai” (relaxing on the beach). It’s so much fun to say! That being said, there are so many beautiful places to visit…

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Best Culture and Travel Posts of 2016 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

2016 was a big year here, as we had tons of great posts about Indonesia and its language and culture. We’ve already put together a list of the best language posts from this year, so go back and check that out to build your vocabulary and learn lots of useful grammar. This blog is also…

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Makepung Race Video Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Looking for a unique cultural experience while visiting Bali? Check out the Makepung water buffalo races that take place every other week from July to November. Check out some highlights from a Makepung race in this short video:

Makepung Races in Bali Posted by on Sep 13, 2016

There’s much more to Bali than just hanging out on the beach and partying. While the Island of the Gods may be famous for its world-class surfing and wild nightlife, there’s a rich, vibrant culture to explore there as well. One unique cultural event in BaliĀ is Makepung – water buffalo races. Background Info The Makepung…

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