A thousand year old ritual The traditions of Balinese culture go back thousands of years. And the rituals of the past still hold true today. The dedication and routine of prayers and ceremonies is truly amazing.
Is This My Life? Whenever something extraordinary happens, my first thought is usually, "This can not be real. I can not believe this is happening." I have learned to nod my head instead of shake it in these
We've explored a lot of this magical island in the past 4 months. Though there is still so much to see! Everywhere you turn the landscape looks different, the local culture feels different, the weather changes, the
We call it a “holiday within a holiday”. Defined here: When you are on a vacation and you decide to take another vacation from your vacation. We aren’t exactly on vacation per say. We’ve just been
The Balinese New Year: NYEPI In celebration of the Balinese New Year, I spend a week enjoying many different cultural ceremonies on this magical island. It is called, Nyepi: The Day of Silence. This year Nyepi was
This is my home. For now. I've been in Bali now for over 4 months. The days have started to become more routine. I don't mind, although I do feel a little tension when I notice that feeling of comfort and settlement.
I love animals. I always have. Blame my Steve Erwin of a father for teaching me how to be a nature freak and understand the animals that are all around us. The baby tigers in Thailand were an experience I will never
I’ve been getting cabin fever. For over three months now I've enjoyed the life of volunteering in the beautiful village of Pererenan, Bali. I wake up every day feeling refreshed and sometimes not quite
Sincere open minded observation is one of my key strengths. Unbiased truth that I can bring it into my focus in ways that allow me to understand it, somewhat instantaneously. I have learned how to be in an experience,