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Bali’s Hot Spots

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Bali is one of the best places to visit and maybe, just maybe if you are lucky, you get to visit or stay for a long, long time… Every year, we fall in love all over again with this magical balanced island. If you ever visit, please make sure to respect the laws and religion and the artists. Also, learn about Bali and how this island became what it is now and why they call it a balanced mind island. The locals are so welcoming, and you can not seem to go wrong with any hotels. If you are a photographer…GO! If you are a yogi…GO! If you are single or on your honeymoon or with a group of friends, JUST GO! Get lost and ironically, find yourself. The island is really like no other. Here are a few things on our list that we simply loved and enjoyed. Stay safe and let go!

Bali’s Hot Spots

1. Have drinks at sunset on The Rock Bar

2. Visit Tanah Lot

3. Eat seafood in Jimbaran Bay

4. Go to white sand beach Padang bai

5. Watch the sunset at Ku De Ta

6. Dine in Metis

7. Go to Potato Head – Beach bar

8. Visit an orphanage

9. Visit Mount Arung

10. Visit Padi Fields

11. Visit the medicine man Ketut Liyer ( Eat, pray, love) However this has become OVER popular and now been used commercially, still interesting to meet him

12. Sun bathe in Geger Beach on the south-east end of Nusa Dua

13. Watch a movie on the beach in Nammos Beach Club from 6:15 p.m under the stars and even dance there!

14. Swim in Balian Beach

15.  Visit Kintamani Volcano and hot springs at Lake Batur

16. Shop at Ubud village and market

17. Practice meditation at The Yoga Barn or any Yoga studio { Radiantly Alive, }- Tried that one too –  It is so well worth it to even try!

18. Experience the Bali Odyssey Submarine

19. Visit Yogyakarta to Bromo like Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Sultan’s Palace, Yogyakarta town and the magical view of Mount Bromo

20. Buy a painting from the Art center – It is on the way up to the volcano site

21. Shop for yoga gear at street – Jalan Hanoman

22. Eat your way healthy at Clear Cafe Ubud – Its a hub for new age hipster – Great food!

Indonesia, Bali: Banjar
Indonesia, Bali: Banjar
Gerger Beach
Gerger Beach

Yoga-room--2

Ubud market - the market that selling all type of sourvenirs
Ubud market – the market that selling all type of souvenirs
En route to Mt. Batur
Rice Fields

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Quoting a beautiful author “Balinese cosmology is based on the principle that the universe is divided into three spaces: the underworld, place of Brahma, lies to the south, in the direction of the sea; the middle space, place of Siwa, is where mankind lives; and the heavens, place of Wisnu, lies to the north, the direction of the mountains and lakes. The same cosmic laws that apply to the universe, the macro-cosmos, also apply to humans, the micro-cosmos. They apply to all levels of life, the seen and the unseen: how the Balinese see their place in the universe, how they live their everyday lives, how they set up their homes and even how they prepare and eat their food.”

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