Loving Lovina

The road from Lake Tamblingan over the mountains to Lovina seemingly kicked the chassis of our car about like a tin boat in a storm.  Huge potholes were unavoidable, snaking across the road and marking the place of the river of rain that had created them the last wet season.

The Kingdom of the Lakes

Tucked away behind Bedugal, the temperate, ‘vegetable growing capital’ of Bali, there lays a mystical duo of lakes that are untouched by the touristic fingers of the South.  I ‘stumbled’ upon them on Google Maps 3D, my new friend in research, replacing the old ‘finger on the map’ method of choosing a place to explore.

Freedom wheels

I’ve decided to include my journey into cycling here – for the conscious traveller, how I feel might resonate with you. Either way, it’s a journey that is personal, and has become another way to connect with the spirit of Bali. For those who love Bali, cycling can open new eyes, new opportunities and new … More Freedom wheels

Smiles and ceremony

Bali is a place of smiles and welcomes. Balinese are gracious hosts, and while you may feel intrusive visiting a ceremony, as we found today, you will be warmly welcomed. Follow their prompts, such as if you should remove your shoes. You will not be allowed to enter a temple without a sarong. If uncertain, … More Smiles and ceremony