Bali is hardly an ideal place for a beach holiday. Tourists who visited the beaches of Thailand, the Maldives, the Caribbean, are often left disappointed in the Balinese beaches.
Watching sunset in Bali is one of the most common and enjoyable activities. The passion to admire the sun setting behind the horizon, coloring clouds in the most incredible combination - everything is within reach for those who have just arrived in Bali and those who have lived here for many years.
To learn how to ride a bike is best in closed shoes (sneakers) and covered clothes (jeans and a jacket). Often it is at first, because of inexperience, you can get hurt and if you are wearing flip flops and shorts, your wounds will be much more serious.
A wedding is an important event in Balinese society. It is one of the rituals of yadnya, designed to bring the material and spiritual worlds into harmony. A wedding or "pawiwahan" becomes sacred because it involves three important forms of witnesses: gods, creatures from the underworld, and people.
Not all Balinese offerings look elegant and sophisticated like Canang Sari, which combines 4 kinds of flowers, woven coconut leaves and handfuls of rice. In the religion of Bali, one must accept both good and bad. We’ve talked a lot about gods, so today we’ll take a look at demons in balinese culture.
Recently, on-the-spot fines in Bali have increased. Imagine the situation - you have been pulled over for improper driving, given out a ticket, and your motorcycle documents and your license have been taken away. So... what do you do next?
All tourists who visited Bali sooner or later noticed small baskets of flowers, which Balinese carefully put at the doorsteps of houses or on a holy place in the house. They set fire to an aromatic stick and make enchanting gestures with their hands as if directing the smoke and fragrance of flowers to the sky.
If you have already joined the Balinese tradition of ablutions melukat in holy springs, you probably already know such places as Tirta Empul and Sebatu. Tirta Empul is probably the most popular water purification site in Bali and it becomes particularly lively on the days when the Balinese come here for melukat according to Balinese calendar. Kajeng Kliwon Day is often chosen as the date. Kajeng, the third day of the three-day week, and Kliwon, the fifth day of the five-day week, are held simultaneously on this date. And it happens every 15 days.