Bali Bucket List: Get Out the South!

While it’s still uncertain when Bali’s tourism will revert to normal, the ‘lockdown’ restrictions within the island have slightly been lifted, with residents of the island slowly but surely getting back on their feet and returning to a daily routine. And although many businesses are starting to reopen their doors to the public in this

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Pura Gaduh Temple: Home of a Giant’s Head

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,

Food as Medicine : Cooking for Health in Ubud

Harnessing the healing benefits of vegan food, this cooking class will teach you how to cook healthy, delicious Indonesian dishes as you discover the wellness properties of local ingredients. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” says Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’. Changing what you eat at home can be one of

Skulls and Bones in Trunyan Village

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.

Pura Tanah Lot Temple: Where the Giant Snake Dwells

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

Capoeira for Kids

For parents looking for an activity that simultaneously provides children with both physical training and creative stimulation, capoeira might just be the solution. Parents usually want their kids to join extracurricular activities that either involve some being active or foster artistic thinking. While some kids have the opportunity to do several activities, others may not

Back to Bedugul : Bali’s Central Highlands

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,

Pura Petitenget Temple and the Haunted Chest

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.

Walks in Nature with the Kids

With so much happening to our beloved Earth at the moment, it’s more important than ever to introduce nature to the next generation – and to do so as early as possible. Breathing fresh air, feeling the different textures against their skin, be it leaves, sand, soil or even a soft breeze, introducing children to

Make Your Own Chocolate at Sorga Chocolates Bali

Chocolate has long been known as an aphrodisiac, so if biting into it sparks up passion, what about making it? There is no escaping the romance of Bali. Yes, love permeates through the island of the gods, be it in the wonders of nature, firing the glow of a candle at dinner, or by simply

Tejakula : A Journey Back in Time

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

Carousing Nusa Ceningan : A NOW! Bali Guide

This tiny island, sandwiched between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, is famous for its crystal clear waters, making diving and snorkeling popular activities there. A suspension bridge on the Ceningan Strait makes a visit to this island from Nusa Lembongan easy. Initially frequented by surfers, Ceningan has now flown into the radar of honeymooners and

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