Bali | Ceremonial Days (Part Two)

October, 2015 I’m riding on the back of Wayan’s motorbike, trying not to squeeze the breath out of her. There’s a wedding ceremony taking place in my village and getting there means I… Continue reading

Bali | Welcome To Ceremony

October 20, 2015 Balinese culture is characterized by an intricate web of ceremonies. Thirteen of these are important rights of passage to purify and protect a person’s soul. So if you speak to… Continue reading

Bali | Restoring Balance

Oct 14, 2015 | Lodtunduh, Bali It’s midnight and I’m feeling the tiredness of a day spent wandering Ubud, the sun beating hot on my shoulders. The light in the living room casts… Continue reading

Bali | Turning Back Time In Tegalalang

Oct 13, 2015 | Tegalalang, Bali Dewa picks me up and I tell him I want to get out of Ubud for the afternoon. Please, I say, take me somewhere green. And so… Continue reading

Bali | The Old and The New

Oct 10/2015, Lodtunduh, Bali A cool breeze sweeps through the rice paddies. It encircles me as I walk barefoot along the narrow, grassy ridges that wind through the fields. I stop for a… Continue reading

Sacred Monkey Forest | Ubud, Bali

Oct 7 , 2015 | Padangtegal, Ubud, Bali I’ve read about The Sacred Monkey Forest before arriving in Bali and I’m as hesitant to go as I am curious. I have visions of… Continue reading

Bali Days

Oct 6, 2015 | Bali It’s early days in Bali but already there’s a rhythm that’s been born. I wake up, without an alarm, at 7:30 each morning. I part the mosquito netting… Continue reading

Ubud For Beginners

Oct 4, 2015 | Ubud, Bali Dewa takes me on the 10-minute drive into Ubud. The speeding motorbikes along the hot, narrow road don’t prepare me for the spiderweb of traffic we are… Continue reading

jetlag’s gift

Oct 3, 2015 | Lodtunduh, Bali It’s my second night in Bali and evening unfolds in a way that is completely unfamiliar to me. Gone are the cars beyond my living room windows,… Continue reading

Bali days begin

I’ve been in Bali for just over a week and apart from posting on Instagram and privately on Facebook, I’ve been slow to stir together a blog post. I could say I’ve been… Continue reading

resting zenface

I’ve been shushing travel anxiety big time and focusing on ticking things off my list, which brings instant relief. And I discovered, too, that amalgamating all the bits and pieces of wayward lists… Continue reading

Two weeks!

So, it’s been a bit of a hustle to nail down final details before embarking on my trip, but I’m truly able to say: Bali, you can now have all of my heart!… Continue reading

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