Pura Ulun Danu Beratan – Lake Temple in Bali

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is a large water temple complex on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul.   The temple was built in 1633 and used for offerings to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.  The water temples in Bali are so interesting as they have important functions for […]

Bali- Sekumpel Waterfalls

Sekumpel means ‘group’ in Indonesian, and there’s not just one waterfall here- there are seven, and the largest is 50 meters tall.  It took quite a while on the tiny windy roads to get there, but the scenery was breathtaking, all lush and green and gorgeous mountains covered in mist.  We grabbed a quick breakfast […]

Bali- Batukaru Jungle Trek

We went on a jungle trek and unexpectedly ended up eating our way through the jungle…13 delicious tropical fruits, a long hike, and some gorgeous rice paddies later, we ended up at our guide’s village compound eating a multi-course lunch cooked by his wife, then ended with a beautiful remote mountain temple. We wanted to […]

Gili Trawangan

Gili T is a sleepy little island off the north-east coast of Bali, just a short ferry ride away.  We took the fast boat from Amed, but you can get ferries from southern Bali as well.  There’s not much on the island, just a row of very touristy shops and restaurants.  Accommodations vary, there are […]