Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bali Way Of Life

Have lunch at a buffet restaurant over looking Mount Batur. The village of Kintamani the which is about 1,500 meters above sea level offers a breathtaking view of the active volcano and the serene Lake Batur. The view over lunch in Kintamani is breathtaking.

In Bali, art is a way of life. Paitings, scupltures, carved driftwood, prints, dance and healing is practiced throughout the island in its traditional and modern forms. There are many places to purchase art work but it's always best to keep your haggling skills in tow. Though the art capital remains to be in Ubud, Seminyak also has beautiful art shops.

Art is found in every nook and cranny of Bali but Ubud remains to be the art capital of Bali. Although many people do not realize that art is engrained in the spirituality of the Balinese. Even their daily offering to their ancestors at home or in temples to the way they dress, walk, smile and communicate. This is the secret as to why these people have such a rich culture that is foreign to most tourist but makes them fall in love with Bali.

Bali coffee is so dark and rich most people take some home just for the nostalgia. Want to see how coffee is made? You can, in Bali. Go visit a local coffee farm.  They have Numerous coffee plantations on the island where the farmers can give you a tour and teach you the process of making coffee. They will even let you try grinding coffee beans the local way. After the tour, you can taste different types of coffee grown on the island - vanilla, Balinese, ginseng, coconut, and even Civet coffee (Kopi Luwak) , Among others.