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Saraswati Day – A Celebration of Knowledge

Bali is known for its wide variety of vibrant cultural practices. Most people are familiar with the larger ceremonies such as Nyepi. When the island goes dark it is a way of paying tribute to the Gods. However, in this article, we’ll be discussing a tradition that is perhaps not as well-known. We're talking about  Saraswati Day.   What is ...

May 10, 2019 Bali Culture, Culture

Omed-omedan: The Kissing Ceremony in Bali

Bali is known for its history and rich cultural traditions that have been well preserved by its people. One of the many traditions worth noting is Omed-omedan, also known as the kissing ceremony.   What is Omed – omedan? Known as the Kissing Ritual, Omed-omedan is a ritual which has been held for at least a century by the Balinese ...

April 5, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Culture, Tips

Hiking Tips in Bali

The island of the Gods is abundant with nature’s wonders. As its nickname suggests, Bali is blessed with natural landscape that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. One of the best ways to admire and appreciate its beauty is to get up close and do hiking onto one of the many trails and mountains and hills in Bali. ...

February 20, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture, Tips, Travel

Full Moon Ceremonies in Bali

Bali is often regarded as the Island of the Gods. Full moon ceremonies are common in Bali and considered as one of many ceremonies in Bali. There is a spiritual presence that permeates the island that can be observed from the Balinese architecture scattered on the island, the devoted locals offering their blessings and the daily smell of incense that ...

January 18, 2019 Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture

The Mighty Mount Agung of Bali

Mount Agung is classified as an active volcano, located on the island of Bali. It is also the highest point on the island with an altitude of 3,142 meters, featuring a humid and cool temperature. Its cool temperature and fertile soil make Mount Agung the ideal area for farming fruits, vegetables, and flowers.   Mount Agung and Its Sacredness Mount ...

December 21, 2018 Activities, Bali Culture, Nature, Travel

Top 3 Beaches Around Gianyar, Bali

Located in central Bali, Gianyar is one of the most populated areas after Denpasar and Badung. Although most people would be more familiar with the picturesque rice terraces at Ubud (Gianyar), there are also a number of beaches worth a visit when you are in Gianyar. Keramas Beach Surfers will love this beach! This beautiful black sandy beach is no ...

November 9, 2018 Activities, Bali Culture, Travel