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A Local Guide to Ubud Markets

Ubud is often associated with imagery of exotic rice fields and dense rainforests, and a creative center of arts and crafts – sold in the Ubud Markets. In this article, we’ll write a short guide for those planning to go to Ubud. Traveling to Ubud Despite its small size, many roads have been built to lead you to Ubud from ...

May 8, 2020 Activities, Bali Culture, Culture, Tips, Travel

A Visit to the Historical Taman Ujung in Karangasem

Far from bustling South Bali lies a hidden historical gem – a serene Dutch-Balinese water palace with a surprising history. It is located about 5 km southeast of the pleasant town Amlapura, very close to the eastern Bali coastline. If you’re a big fan of history and culture, particularly of Balinese and Indonesian history, then Taman Ujung Palace in Karangasem ...

April 17, 2020 Activities, Bali Culture, Tips, Travel

Bali Cultural Focus: Traditional Barong Dance in Ubud, Gianyar

The gamelan orchestra transports you to the mystical side of Bali. Every beat of the bronze gongs and ancient xylophones draws you closer into a curious yet unknown world. Two monkeys enter from the stage curtain, along with the antagonist. Speaking in coarse Balinese, the witch incites an evil scheme, which allows more characters to enter the stage, including the ...

April 3, 2020 Activities, Bali Culture, Culture, Travel

Nature Themed Hotels in Bali

Bali is a natural paradise island, and while more people come to visit the island every year, much of its natural beauty remains untouched – you can still fully immerse yourself in Mother Nature’s embrace. The best way to completely detox yourself from the busy city life is to spend a couple of nights at one of Bali’s nature-themed stays. ...

March 27, 2020 Accommodation, Activities, Hotel, Tips, Travel

How to Enjoy the Nyepi Holiday (with Children!)

Nyepi, also known as Day of Silence, is a unique Balinese tradition. Nowhere else in the world will you see an entire island ‘shut down’ – even the international airport and harbors stops operating. All roads and other public outdoor locations are deserted, and the human footprint is minimized, as going outside is not an option. If you happen to ...

March 13, 2020 Activities, Bali Culture, Tips, Travel

Where to Find Healthy Food for Clean Eating in Gianyar

If you have never traveled to Bali before, you may wonder whether or not you can find healthy, minimally processed, organic food to keep you and your loved ones healthy throughout the holiday. The good news is that Bali is one of the few places in Indonesia that has a great diversity of healthy restaurants and cafes. You will always ...

February 21, 2020 Activities, Tips, Travel