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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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Sampai Jumpa, Indonesian Blog Posted by on May 14, 2018

Sampai Jumpa, Indonesian Blog

After 4 years of contributing articles and videos, it’s time for me to say “Sampai jumpa, Indonesian blog.” I’ve had incredible experiences traveling, living, and studying in Indonesia, and it’s been my pleasure to share many of those with you over the years. Before I bid farewell, I’d like to share some of my favorite…

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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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Indonesian Holidays for 2018 Posted by on Jan 4, 2018

Indonesian Holidays for 2018

In a vast, archipelago nation with many religions, it should come as no surprise that Indonesia celebrates a lot of holidays. Get ready for the year ahead and learn a bit of Indonesian language and culture through the country‚Äôs holiday calendar for the upcoming year. Here are the Indonesian holidays for 2018. Public Holidays In…

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A Video Guide to Nyepi Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Nyepi in 60 Seconds

Tomorrow is Nyepi, the Balinese New Year. It’s also known as the Day of Silence, because the entire island shuts down. It’s a day of fasting, meditating, and reflecting. No cars are on the road, no businesses are open, and even the airport is closed. In the lead-up to the holiday, there’s a lot going…

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Sanur Video Tour Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

Sanur is a traditional Balinese town and a popular beach vacation spot all rolled into one. Although it often gets derided as “Snore,” there’s actually a lot to do here. From cycling tours, to an abandoned theme park, to cool weekend markets, check out 10 things to do in Sanur in this short video.

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