Welcome to Indonesia
Welcome to Indonesia… Did you know that there are 17 000 islands in this diverse and beautiful nation? Truth be told, I stayed in Bali for seven weeks which means I have only visited one of the 17 000 islands. I know I have to go back to Indonesia because its delightful people and intriguing culture leave you wanting to explore more. Although I left with a list of other islands and temples I wanted to visit, Bali was the perfect place to rejuvenate after 6 months of travel. Flower offerings, gentle and open citizens, yoga, incredible temples and hikes were enough to keep me living in my rice field week after week. Ubud is overly busy but stay a while and connect with locals, find amazing restaurants and be humbled by how life halts for spiritual processions and devotion. This is a place that can lead to some deep thinking and personal growth.
Posts on Indonesia
- I didn’t fall for Bali right away like I expected to. Did I have a preconceived expectation that Ubud could just not live up to? Read the full post about having to check in with my traveller’s ethos: Attitude + Travel: Discovering the Joys of Travel in Ubud, Bali.
- Cremations involve the entire community. For weeks the wooden oxen were carved and decorated getting ready for the big day. Witnessing this ceremony gave me a whole new take on the meaning of cremation and community. Read the full post here: Balinese Cremation Ceremony: Setting the Soul Free
Welcome to Indonesia: More Travel Information
- The official tourism site for Indonesia: Wonderful Indonesia
- This Lonely Planet guide is a wonderful resource for any trip, long or short, to Bali. Check it out – right here.
- Don’t forget to check your government advisories before travelling. Here is the link for Canadian travellers.