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Monday Moment: Temple Offering, Bali

18. February 2013

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Bali Temple

It’s the vermillion orange and the verdant green. The attempted restraint of the wild lushness. The elaborate carvings adorning doorways, altars, and temples. There is a gracefulness to Bali like nowhere I have ever been. An attention to detail, every detail, so precise that you’re not even aware of but that results in a quiet [...]

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Monday Moment: Ubud Oasis

22. July 2012

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Ubud Bungalows, Bali

I found Bali to be such a contrast sometimes. The island is stunningly beautiful; tropical rainforest and jungle serve up a menu of green not seen elsewhere, the heat becomes just about unbearable before a tropical storm moves in and breaks it throwing down an alarming amount of rain and leaving nothing but freshness behind, [...]

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Monday Moment: Bali, Indonesia

5. March 2012

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Tirta Empul, Bali

Bali is infused with beauty and grace. Temples abound, rice paddies fill the valleys, and the volcano Mt Agung — acting as the spiritual center of the island — dominates the skyline. There is balance is everything the Balinese do. Offerings for the gods, and the demons. Taking care of the water, and the earth. [...]

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Enchanted In Bali

26. April 2010

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Bali is turning out to be everything I expected from a lush, tropical paradise. The weather is hot, there are periodical monsoon rainstorms, and beauty abounds everywhere I look. All around me is green. The terraced rice paddies in the country-side are a green so  vibrant and fresh that they exude hope for a successful [...]

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