The Most Interesting Aspect of Bali

September 29, 2011

Whether it?s the slow pace of the Island or the vast contrasts you can experience over just a few kilometres, Bali seems to make you stop and put things into perspective. Just taking a stroll on the beach allows your mind to take a break as everywhere you look becomes a feast for your eyes. From a group of young locals playing a game of soccer to a stunning European model having a photo shoot in the gentle waves, Bali is truly a place of diversity and there is no where you can turn without seeing a smiling face.

The most interesting aspect of Bali is its ability to allow any person from any background to take hold of their passion and make it a reality. This Island allows you to explore your creativity, spirituality and even for those here to make some serious money; Bali is the land of opportunity. In the moss and vine covered hills of Ubud the air seems thick with not only the fresh smell of the rainforest but the urge to take a look at ones spiritual state.The small town is packed with healthy and alternative options for dining out and lost dog style posters are stapled to almost every pole advertising some sort of spiritual healing, retreat or detox deep in the hills. The local people in Ubud, like the rest of Bali, are a lively lot eager to sell you the must need items in their street side stalls, always asking questions and joking around with the tourists. There is a specific type of Westerner that seems to be drawn to Ubud, usually dressed in colourful, loose fitting clothing and sipping on green tea, it's an almost hippie like culture that has claimed this picturesque town.

Only a 40 minute drive down the hill and you enter another world entirely, a slightly faster paced town seen as the upmarket area of Bali. Welcome to Seminyak. A place where 5star resorts line the sun soaked beach and where you can step off the side walk into fashion boutiques and top class restaurants, although it seems no matter where you go its practically impossible to have a bad meal in Bali. Seminyak has an air of creativity and every second person you talk to is some sort of artist or designer, you feel compelled to whip out a sketch pad and lap up the creative juices flowing around you. Most expats also live close by and the high end bars and ocean front lounges are the place to be and get noticed.

A complete contrast again is Kuta, the tourism hotspot accommodating any and all budgets and activities from shopping, markets, surf schools and a water park to worldwide cuisine and the Bali night life. I could go on forever describing each and every corner of this fabulous Island as they all have something so special to offer, but the best way to find out is to come on over, hop on a scooter and explore every alley way and secret passage you find.Who knows, you could find your own corner of Bali no travel guide or information leaflet could ever lead you to. However you experience this magical Island it is sure to feed your mind body and soul, you will be hooked and I'm sure we will see you time and time again.

Another Aspect of the Balinese Culture

July 13, 2011

The first thing you notice when you arrive in Bali is the perfume in the air, a scent of incense cradles and carries you far way from the places that you used to know, every where you can see colors and flowers, hear charming melodies and meet sincere smiles, you can feel the essence of Bali Hindu culture. Unlike the majority of the Indonesian population is Muslim, Bali is 90% Hindu. The remaining 10% is made up of Balinese Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics and Protestants, ethnic groups who live in mutual respect. Many Balinese rituals are reflected in everyday life and can be seen in the numerous ceremonies and festivals. They honor the mountain, the land and sea Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It coaxes the gods. It soothes the demons. Everything breathes religion on the island of a thousand temples.

Bali it’s not only religion and spiritualism. It’s the ideal holiday place that meets every body needs. The island is a perfect blend of cheap hotels and luxury villas, shopping and a traditional culture. It can be fun and seductive at the same time, perfect for those looking for “the real life” in Indonesia or just party till dawn in the beachside clubs at Kuta and trendy bars in Seminyak. If shopping is your first love you will find all you wish in Bali. Indonesians are artists in many fields: famous for silk and cotton clothing but also jewelry, wood and stone carving, leather bags and jackets and musical instruments, the island offers you a variety of unique items at unbeatable prices. The balinese massage is also a traditional art taught in this island for generations perfect to relax after a day of intense shopping in Legian street or a day at beach.

The island is also one of the surfers favorite destinations, from the rugged coastlines to the long sandy beaches, Bali attracts wave hunters from all over the world. There are many options of Bali beaches to be explored, the south of the island is a true paradise with amazing white beaches and famous waves, the calm seas of  the east coasts are ideal for families especially in the Nusa Dua area. In the northern region the famous black sand beach of Lovina is a place to see when you visit Bali, it’s perfect for those who enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling. If you want to take a break from the beaches, Bali has exclusive landscapes of hills and mountains, lush rice terraces and volcanoes, you can go traking in the jungle, rafting down the Ayung River or cycling and discover the stunning scenery of  Ubud, the artistic capital of the island where everything speaks of the ancient traditions.

Another aspect of the balinese culture is certainly the food, tasty and characterized by the use of many spices produced in the countryside. Rice and noodles are the base of most dishes, with meat, fish, seafood served fried or skewered. But you can also find good international food from the french croissants to spaghetti carbonara, those who miss home will not be disappointed! Bali is defined as “the perfect island” for the mild climate, or “the island of the gods” for numerous temples. From outdoor activities to beach relaxation, Bali is now one of the favorite tourist destinations in Asia. The island has a lot to offer travelers in search of adventure. It’s the perfect place to escape from the West, from the bondage of body and let the senses feel the natural Bali spirit.

Hotspot Villas Rentals in Seminyak

March 10, 2011

Seminyak is the hotspot in Bali for the luxury villas for rent and also the premier nightlife destinations in the island.Situated just 4km from the airport of Denpasar, Seminyak is considered as trendy as its more famous neighbour,plus the local and fashion shooping is one ofe the best in Indonesia.
Seminyak area is very much the location for those in the know and has attracted for the balinese beachs and the expat nightlife

Though occupied since 20 years ago for the expat community now a lot properties grow, including  luxury villas and apartments, many are available to rent  one bedroom villa  Seminyak today in all seasons, so when you see Seminyak villas for sale or Seminyak villas rent all around the area is meean villa rental in Seminyak is big business for the local and expat peoples.

The beauty of the beachs  is complemented by a lot trendy shop and expat restaurant and all sorts of adventure tours in the most beautiful places as well as countless relaxing or tropical activities.Why stay in a booring hotel when you can take pleasure of a fully furnished holiday villas for rent in Seminyak Bali for you and your friends.Seminyak accomodations offer international quality, space, location and most importantly a great holiday.
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