Category: Life in Bali

Bali Volcano Mount Agung Update

Bali’s Volcano Mount Agung has erupted again two days ago (February 13) just days after the alert status was lowered for locals in the area. The latest eruption, on February 13 at 11.49am local time, showing a thick plume of smoke and ash cloud as high as 1,500 metres above the volcano. So far, the ash... Read more »... [ Read More → ]

Galungan – Welcoming the Spirits Home

Galungan is a Balinese holiday, a celebration to honor Ida Sang Hyang Widi, the creator of the universe and the spirits of the honored ancestors. Balinese Hindus perform rituals that are meant to welcome and entertain these returning spirits. Families offer sacrifices of food and flowers at the local temples to the spirits, expressing gratitude and hopes for protection.... [ Read More → ]

Batu Bolong PaddleOut – Tolak Reklamasi

On the 21st June 2016 the Canggu Surf Community paddled out on Batu Bolong Beach for a better future for Bali and against the reclamation of Benoa Beach. Benoa Bay, a mangrove conservation area is under serious threat. Developers are looking to reclaim the 838 hectares, which will convert 75% of the area into land,... [ Read More → ]

Rice Farming – and the most beautiful rice fields in Bali

Rice, to the Balinese, is more than just an important food source, it is an integral part of the Balinese culture. The mild climate, the local mountain lakes and the fertility of the soil make the island ideal for rice production. At the beginning of planting time, after the water buffalloes walk the rice fields... [ Read More → ]

Bali´s day of silence

Most Westerners open the New Year in revelry, in contrast, the Balinese open their New Year in silence. This day is called Nyepi Day, the Balinese day of Silence, this year on the 9th of March 2016. One day before Nyepi, according to custom, the evil spirits are driven away by the local people who... Read more »... [ Read More → ]