Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bali Island

Bali may be small in size- you can drive around the entire coast in one long day-but its prominence as a destination is huge, and rightfully so. Ask travelers what Bali means to them and you will get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani tree. Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies, mesmerizing dance performances and ribbons of beaches are just some of the images people cherish.

And those are just some of the more obvious qualities. A visit to Bali means that you are in the most visitor-friendly Island of Indonesia. There are pleasure of the Body, whether a massage on the beach or a hedonistic interlude in a sybaritic spa. Shopping that will put ‘Extra Bag’’ at the top of your list. Food and drink ranging from the freshest local cuisine bursting with the flavors of the markets to food from around the globe, often prepared by chefs and served in restaurant that are world class. From a cold Bintang at sunset to an epic night clubbing, your social whirl is limited only by your own fortitude.

Small obviously doesn’t mean limited. The manic whirl of Kuta segues into the luxury of Seminyak. The artistic swirl of Ubud is a counterpoint to misty treks amid the volcanoes. Mellow beach towns like Amed, Lovina and Pemuteran can be found right around the coast and just offshore is the laid-back idyll of Nusa Lembongan.

As you stumble upon the exquisite little offering left all over the island that materialize as if by magic, you’ll se that the tiny tapestry of colours and textures is a metaphor for Bali itself.


  • Sunbathing and partying at Kuta Beach
  • Hitting the latest bars, restaurants and clubs at Seminyak
  • Experiencing Bali's elaborate cultural life in Ubud and surrounding villages
  • Chilling out-or may be catching a wave on Nusa Lembongan
  • Hiking through and enjoying the superb views of lush valleys from the region around Munduk

(ref; Indonesia by Lonely planet)

Lunch in Ubud-Bali

Shopping Batik in Ubud-Bali

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