main Bali is commonly known as the "Island of Gods" but did you know that it's also referred to as "Island of a Thousand Temples"? There are in fact over 10,000 temples and smaller shrines throughout t…
public holidays It's coming to the end of yet another year and if you're anything like us, some of you might already be planning your holiday to Bali in 2016.  Indonesia has many public holidays throughout the yea…
gwk main Overview The Bukit (or "hill" in Indonesian) is the southern peninsula in Bali, starting from Jimbaran beach, and includes famous surf spots like Balangan, Bingin, Padang Padang and Uluwatu. Most …
temple main Kuta is known for it's vibrant nightlife and famous sunsets, not so much as a place of peace and serenity. Amongst the chaos of Kuta traffic, you would be surprised to stumble across a tranquil Budd…
kampoeng Hugging 90 hectares of prime cliff-top property above Jimbaran Bay, the 5 Star Ayana Resort & Spa has won numerous awards over the years and for good reason. The resort boasts no less than 15 re…

Omed-Omedan 2015.04.03

omed omedan Once a year, youngsters in a certain village in Bali have a valid excuse to kiss members of the opposite sex. Known as Omed-omedan, the "kissing ritual" is held the day after Nyepi, (Balinese New Ye…
ubud 1 For first-timers visiting the Island of Gods, it's might seem difficult getting out of the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak vortex of shopping and restaurants, however a trip to Bali is not complete without see…
basur-calonarang 2 "Calonarang" is a fascinating story that has become a sacred part of Balinese heritage. The story is depicted in a gripping dance filled with tension and magical elements, making it especially int…
balinese caste system If you've ever been to Bali, you would be forgiven if you thought every second person's name was Wayan. Balinese children are named according to which caste the family belongs to and the order in wh…

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