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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance performance continues… At this point Rangda re-enters… with two servants (possibly Kalika)… Rangda’s servants don’t look very happy… By now I was very confused and had no real idea who the person with the long hair was – possibly the God Siwa. It is at this point that I think […]

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Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

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Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

And so the Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance performance continues with the arrival of the Rangda is an evil demon queen (the thing with teeth) that can be seen below sneaking up on one of the servants of Dewi Kunti. Now I am not at all sure where the character below fits in to the […]

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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

Any early start this morning and I was on the road with my taxi driver just before 9 am as we had to get to Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance show, which started at 9:30 am. Entry to the Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance cost 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£5 GBP; $7.50 US), and yes it […]

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The people of Bali, Indonesia

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The people of Bali, Indonesia

Besides the wonderful lush green countryside, the magnificent views, and the stunning temples Bali is also full of truly interesting characters, and below is a collection of some of the shots of people I took on my travels around the island. This first character was interesting, and I encountered him at the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. […]

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Shrines of Bali, Indonesia

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Shrines of Bali, Indonesia

As you travel around Bali looking at the grand and formal temples you should also take some time to look at the small little shrines by the roadside and in peoples’ gardens and houses. For example, take the shrine below which was at the entrance to my hotel. It is clearly a shrine that is […]

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

On the walk down to the beach at Tanah Lot, Bali, you do pass a lot of shops and stalls, and once you get to the beach, you are still not safe from people trying to sell you stuff. Besides the rather colourful plastic flower seller, there were also people selling kites, birds that flew, […]

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

Continuing my exploration of Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia. The tide was out there was a lot of beach area to explore, and also a lot of fellow tourists around. I was continually surprised just how busy the place was. From a distance, looking back towards Tanah Lot, it was just amazing how many people were […]

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

At the end of my first full day on Bali, I went to Tanah Lot as I’d heard the sunsets over the sea were spectacular. Tanah Lot is about an hour and 10 minutes from Ubud, and the place contains a market area with a number of designer shops, plus some local traders, as well […]

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Warung Dhea Jatiluwih, Bali, Indonesia

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Warung Dhea Jatiluwih, Bali, Indonesia

Warung Dhea Jatiluwih is a UNESCO site and the local UNESCO board, dated 6th July 2012 states: “The Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: The Subak System as a manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, consists of Supreme Water Temple Pura Ulun Dana Batur and Lake Batur, Subak Landscape of Pakerisan Watershed, Subak Landscape of Catur […]

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Cremation Ceremony at Penebel Kaja, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 2

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Cremation Ceremony at Penebel Kaja, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 2

On my drive around Bali with Ubud Taxi whilst heading for Warung Dhea Jatiluwih we came across a traffic jam in a small village called Penebel Kaja. At first, I thought it was because of some big party or festival going on in the town. However, it turned out to be a cremation. And the […]

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