Where To Go

Blanco Museum – The Witness of The Life of a Maestro

Where To Go | May 31, 2013

On the top of a hill in Campuhan Village in Ubud, lies an artistic, modern-looking building now known as the Blanco Renaissance Museum. Antonio Blanco, arguably the most successful artist to ever live in Bali was born in the Philippines to Spanish parents.  He first landed in Bali in 1952 and destiny introduced him to […]

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Uluwatu Temple – Naughty Monkeys and Breathtaking Views

Where To Go | Apr 29, 2013

Uluwatu: “Ulu” means “land’s end” and “watu” means “rock”. The spot in question is literally at the southern tip of the island; where Bali’s land ends. The location is about 45 minutes drive from Nusa Dua or one and half hours drive from Kuta towards Jimbaran passing through jungle, cliff, and the vast deep blue […]

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Hot Dip in the Hill Station

Where To Go | Apr 29, 2013

Normally the words ‘sun,’ ‘sea’ and ‘sand,’ come to mind when one thinks of Bali but actually, the island has much more to offer. Bali is part of a ring of fire with a great active stratovolcano, Mount Agung, and active “calderas” (cauldron-like volcanic features) named Batur and Bratan, which indicate the presence of magma […]

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Museum Subak

Where To Go | Mar 26, 2013

Subak is a traditional system of organizing and distributing water to irrigate farms in Bali. This ancient system has been used for a hundred years and allows every field, from the highest part of the terrain to the lowest, to get sufficient water. In terms of philosophy, Subak is the manifestation of the Balinese concept […]

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Preserving Bali’s Beauty – not just going green, but staying green

Where To Go | Mar 26, 2013

In 1923, Walter Spies, a German painter, came to Java before he finally started his life in Ubud, Bali in 1927.  Inspired and enchanted by the island, Spies created many beautiful paintings, capturing the traditions and atmosphere of Bali itself. Bali’s stunning vistas of deep, green, endless paddy fields were the subject of many beautiful […]

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In Support of the Environment

Where To Go | Mar 26, 2013

Despite the much publicized environmental degradation Bali continues to be a top global destination.  Visitors fall in love with the island’s natural beauty and rich culture everyday. But love doesn’t seem to conquer all. The forward moving tourism industry still hurts Bali in more ways than one. But at the opposite end of the environmental […]

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Green Bali

Where To Go | Mar 26, 2013

In the midst of manic development in some areas of Bali you can still find some places that remain green.  The good news is that these natural expanses are preserved and protected under government regulation. Every year, thousands of visitors are attracted to these areas, showing that modern people still have a strong connection with […]

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Pura Luhur Batukau

Where To Go | Mar 01, 2013

Pura Luhur Batukau is a sacred site nestled at the southern foot of Mount Batukaru, it was built in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, a priest from Java.  Some say that Mpu Kuturan built this temple to encourage the balance of soul, ocean, forest, lake, earth, and individual.  The site might have once been […]

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Jatiluwih, The Jade of the island

Where To Go | Mar 01, 2013

The beauty of Bali is no secret; its sublime landscapes have been appreciated by both Indonesia and the rest of the world for years.  Although most famous for sandy white beaches and clear water, this little island has much more to offer in terms of scenery, including lush green paddy fields, rugged mountains, quaint villages […]

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Good Ol’ Padangbai

Where To Go | Mar 01, 2013

Time moves at a slower pace in Padangbai, Karangasem.  Although the sleepy little fishing village boasts a busy port that links Bali and Lombok, it isn’t affected by the rapid development that’s taking place in other tourist destinations around the island.  Visitors to the village are mostly divers and tourists who are looking to get […]

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