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.
Rows upon rows of tiles, and mountains of coconuts are unlikely inspiration for a conscious travel blog. But as I cycled through one village in Bali this morning, their persistent presence forced me to think, “What can you teach me?” Conversations in my head with other people were replaced by earnest curiosity about my surroundings, … More The village of tiles and coconuts
Today, we broaden our horizons and speak with Caterina Hapsari, an Indonesian fashion designer based in Bali, who speaks about her passion for batik, fashion, Indonesia and Bali. I’d met Caterina previously through Rotary. I’d watched her journey the last 18 months and knew she was someone I wanted to learn more about. So this … More Network. Opportunity. Attitude
Part Two of Weaving in Bali “The doors of awareness are opening.” These are the words of a veteran expat who inspired me greatly with his words last week when Trish and I visited him. And these were the words I carried with me as I ‘set sail’ to Nusa Penida on Saturday to visit … More Weaving magic on Nusa Penida Bali
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