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How The Village Of Ubud Came To Be

How The Village Of Ubud Came To Be

Sep - 11 2013

Long, Long Ago , back in the far misty memory of time, there was an East Indian priest named Rsi Markandeya. It was in the 8th century that this priest, according to a “Lontar”  (traditional palm leaf book), set off on spiritual journey, walking across the island of Java to spread the teachings of Hinduism. Eventually, […]

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At Agung’s Wedding

Sep - 10 2013

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About Dirk Weemaes

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Bali by the Book

Sep - 10 2013

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013 October 11-15. More than 170 famous writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries are slated to appear at the 2013 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) to be held October 11-15, 2013. Coming to the festival are U.K. bestselling author Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong, Devil May Care), Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk […]

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Ubud, Bali Ranked Among the World 10 Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

Aug - 27 2013

Conde Nast Traveler has conducted a survey of its well-traveled readership to determine the friendliest and rudest cities to visit in the world. Worthy of note it that Bali’s hillside community of Ubud tied for ninth place together with Kilkenny, Ireland as the friendliest place to visit on a holiday. Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism […]

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The Toll of Waiting

Aug - 21 2013

President Yudhoyono to ‘Soon’ Inaugurate Bali’s First Toll Road Following reports that the inauguration of Bali’s new toll way connecting Benoa to Nusa Dua would be delayed due to Presidential scheduling conflicts, the Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto has confirmed that the President would open Bali’s new toll road sometime in the coming few weeks. Quoted […]

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Ubud’s Mastery in Art of Tourism

Aug - 20 2013

  Now here’s a challenge: visit Bali’s cultural center of Ubud and not see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from pura (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines. In this village there is a sense that beauty is cherished, though in general Bali is one island that really knows how to work a […]

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The Best that Indonesia has to Offer

Aug - 15 2013

With amazing places to visit in Indonesia spread across more than 17,000 islands, you’ll never run out of opportunities for adventure and cultural interaction. Each region is unique and has something to offer intrepid travelers. Join the ride as we travel across the major tourist spots in Indonesia which you should include in your itinerary. Moving […]

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Disability Travel: Bali, Indonesia – The Perfect Place to Have a Relaxing Respite

Aug - 13 2013

  Disability holiday destinations: Bali. Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia is one of the biggest archipelagic countries in the world. Surrounded by azure crystalline waters, Indonesia lies between the two continents, Asia and Australia. Speckled with mesmerizing islands, Indonesia is a panorama inspiring nothing but awe. One of the most popular travel destinations, the exceptional […]

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Colors of Bali by Theo Zantman

Jul - 17 2013

According to Arie Smith – the renown master of color and composition –  Theo Zantman is a highly original artist and one of the very few painters alive who have the ability to feel and to paint the atmosphere of Bali with talent and authenticity. bridges is proud to show the work of this exceptional artist. To celebrate the launch […]

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Voluntourism in Bali

Jul - 09 2013

CNN Traveler Article by ABC’s Claire Shipman Recounts a Family Holiday as Volunteers with East Bali Poverty Project (7/8/2013) In August of 2011 Bali Discovery Tours had the privilege of assisting in the travel arrangements for Claire Shipman, her husband Jay Carney and their two children, Hugo And Della. Claire is well known in the […]

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