Tag Archive: Life

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

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

Autumn Closing In

As much as I welcome a change in season (sweater season!) in all ways, I’m not at all unhappy about extending my summer—in Bali. The cold comes all too quickly and ferociously in… Continue reading

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