Where To Go


The “Real Bali” Bucket List

Explore Bali | May 08, 2020

When the world opens up again, there’s no doubt that travel will be at the top of the agenda. Being cooped up indoors for weeks on end will set those feelings of wanderlust alight, a heavy itch with only one remedy: get on a plane! When that happens, Bali will be at the top of […]

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Meru Towers: The Principle Shrine of a Temple

Explore Bali | Apr 14, 2020

When you travel around Bali and witness the many temples scattered on the island, you will notice some very distinct architectural features. When it comes to the larger temples, the most impressive feature you will see are the meru, the multi-tiered shrines that tower high-above the rest. The term ‘meru’ is a reference to Mt. […]

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Pura Gaduh Temple: Home of a Giant’s Head

Explore Bali | Apr 10, 2020

Kept in one of the towers of Pura Gaduh in Blahbatuh is a statue of a giant, which legend says had parts chopped off as a peace offering to ease the tension between the temple’s priest and his congregation. Pura Gaduh, or known as Pura Kebo Iwa amongst the locals residing around the temple’s areas, […]

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Skulls and Bones in Trunyan Village

Explore Bali | Mar 31, 2020

In one of Bali’s most isolated corners, at the edge of Lake Batur, stands a village home to Bali’s ‘original’ people. Here, in Trunyan, skulls line the sides of the unique burial ground, where bodies and bones are left out in the open for all to see.  Warning: article contains some photos of open graves. […]

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Pura Tanah Lot Temple: Where the Giant Snake Dwells

Explore Bali | Mar 21, 2020

One of Bali’s most visited temples has a remarkable legend, where a powerful priest battles a giant serpent. The revered Pura Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most visited temples. Year-on-year, Tanah Lot welcomes hordes of people, be it masses of Balinese Hindu pilgrims making their annual visit and prayers here, or the many tourists […]

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Back to Bedugul : Bali’s Central Highlands

Explore Bali | Feb 28, 2020

In Bedugul, Bali’s central highlands, it’s all about nature, where lake-side temples, strawberry farms and the cool mountain air invite you to enjoy a different side of the island. Often the tourist trail stops at Ubud. That’s as far ‘north’ as many main stream visitors will go, as part of the usual cycle of Seminyak, […]

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Pura Petitenget Temple and the Haunted Chest

Explore Bali | Feb 21, 2020

The name ‘Petitenget’ has now become synonymous with the glitz and glamour of the Seminyak lifestyle; with some of Bali’s best hotels, restaurants, beach clubs and bars lining both sides of Petitenget Road. Though popular today for its late-night haunts, before the bright lights and upbeat music the area was once known as being haunted. […]

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Tejakula : A Journey Back in Time

Explore Bali | Jan 31, 2020

Fine dining and fancy boutiques you won’t find, but this quiet corner of Bali has oodles to offer in terms of untouched nature and bygone traditions. Finding a parcel of paradise untouched by tourism is near impossible in Bali these days. But Tejakula on Bali’s north-east coast is about the closest you’ll get. Fringed by […]

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Badung, Unchartered: Secrets of Bali’s Most Popular Regency

Explore Bali | Dec 17, 2019

Shaped like the traditional Keris dagger, Badung regency is home to the island’s famous Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, and Nusa Dua. But up on the region’s north, you’ll find a different Badung, especially with the absence of the cliché hotspots crowded by the millions visiting Bali. Badung is the wealthiest, most developed regency in […]

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Bali’s Unique Churches

Bali Festive Season | Dec 06, 2019

Christmas is a joyous time here in Bali, a predominantly Hindu island. It’s the time when the voices of choristers practicing can be heard echoing from the island’s unique churches. That’s right, quite a number of churches on the island boasts amazing structures with features rendered in a distinctly Balinese style. These churches are places […]

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