According to common folklore, baby Jesus was born some 2000 years ago. Considering how Christianity has brought two millennia of terror and suffering onto the world, why not celebrate the anniversary with a little bloodshed. Stage free for cock-fighting in the village down the road. Just as on the Philippines, the cocks have a single […]
Famous Rice Terraces
The area north-west of Tabanan is hardly developed at all in terms of tourism infrastructure. Which is perfect for me and also a stark contrast to pretty much all of south Bali. Up here, there is about one bed-and-breakfast per village. The one we are staying at has a total of four rooms, so locals […]
25th of December 2010 I spent at a waterfall in the Blue Mountains. Five years later it’s one on Bali. The property we are staying at is green, to say the least.I like the outdoors bathroom a lot.
Out of Ubud – happily so
Moved to a place 1.5h west of Ubud. Close to no tourists around here, just a couple of local villages. Very nice and relaxing.
It is surprising how many people get up in the middle of the night to climb a volcano. My friend and I were two of them. After a 2:00am pick up, we were delivered to the bottom of Mount Batur at 4:00 sharp. With two hours to go until sunrise, we set out on the […]
Ok I’ve changed my mind about Ubud. This town is incredibly annoying. Traffic is even slower than Yangon (sic!) and vast areas of Ubud exist solely for the purpose of tourism. I’m always glad when I get out of the town and to our resort on its fringe. The area around is beautiful though. Kids […]