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What to Do on Bali

What to Do on Bali

Bali is a favorite destination for tourists looking for exotic adventures, romantic getaways, or spiritual experiences. A recent survey in the Jakarta Post reported how it is now the most popular destination in South East Asia by a significant margin – this survey also revealed that almost […]

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Ubud, Bali

Ubud, Bali

Ubud is the main center for culture on the island of Bali. It is a very laid back kind of town, and it tends to attract tourists who are interested in a more sophisticated experience than partying and playing in the sun. Ubud is also the best […]

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Nyepi Bali Holiday

Nyepi Bali Holiday

Nyepi is one of the most important festivals in the Balinese calendar, and it marks the new year. It is a day devoted to self reflection. The Balinese will not speak a word or engage in any type of entertainment for 24 hours and all shops and […]

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Balinese Dance

Balinese Dance

The people of Bali just love to dance and this type of performance plays a key role in their cultural and religious ceremonies. Many of these dances were created to please the gods, and they involve the dancer entering a trance. Other performances are based on the […]

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Balinese Cremation Ceremony

Balinese Cremation Ceremony

The Balinese view the cremation of a loved one as a time of celebration, and this is one reason why the Ngaben ceremony is so remarkable to outsiders. The local people are usually willing to allow respectful foreign guests to experience this unique way of sending off […]

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Balinese Music

Balinese Music

Volunteers quickly notice the uniqueness and connection that traditional Balinese music has to the culture and society. The people of Bali hold a special place in their heart for music and traditional Balinese gamelan has won fans around the globe.

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Balinese Architecture

Balinese Architecture

The smells, the heat, the sounds of the ocean are all things that one experiences when arriving at the airport in Bali. Only moments after stepping into a taxi, and departing the airport grounds our Bali volunteers take notice of the distinct and unique architecture of the […]

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Cooking Classes in Bali

Cooking Classes in Bali

Attending a cooking class in Bali gives our Bali volunteers the opportunity to improve their culinary skills, and learn more about the local culture and people. The popularity of cooking classes means that there is instruction available all over the island. New cooking schools are opening regularly.

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Balinese Temples

Balinese Temples

Bali is known as the island of ten thousand temples and these holy places offer some of the best examples of local architecture. Besakih and Tanah Lot are two of the most popular places to visit but even the smaller temples can be an interesting diversion.

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Shadow Puppets in Bali

Shadow Puppets in Bali

Entertainment Balinese Style Visitors to the island of Bali will find that there is plenty to keep them entertained. The main tourist areas offer some great facilities and there is no need to miss out on any of the home comforts that people are used to. There […]

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