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.
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.
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
Driving out through the back of Ubud to a Balinese wedding yesterday gave me the chance to give the purpose of Bali Soul Journals more thought. Sometimes a sense of importance, of urgency, comes across as being arrogant. But what we are doing is really important. All of us. Collectively. We drove from Canggu ‘the back … More Tourism…the road less travelled. Please.
A day in the life A seaweed farmer in Bali can never have a typical day. The cycle of seaweed farming is set by two key aspects. One, the ebb and flow of the tide. Seaweed can only be farmed when the tide is low, so if it needs to be cropped and the low … More The Soul of Seaweed Farming in Bali
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
An office with a view Surely this has to be one of Bali’s best kept secrets? Most surfers will know the beach, but many tourists seem to be missing this piece of heaven! This is where we found ourselves today at Echo (also written as Eco) Beach in Canggu, sipping a drink and listening to … More Bali’s best kept secret?