Bali Doors

I don’t think I have ever been to a country where aesthetic beauty is valued quite as much as it is in Bali.

It is a personal heaven for me, a place where people put flowers behind the ears of sculptures and doors are artworks! This whole blogpost is dedicated to the Balinese Door. They are so exquisitely beautiful that I just had to take pictures of them!

Nusa Lembongan Island – Bali

She glanced at me and said “Isn’t it magic?” I asked her what she meant, and she answered, “Isn’t it magic that the Gods remind us how beautiful this island is every night when the sun goes to sleep.”

What a gift it is to be able to look to the cycles of nature and be brought into the present and into a state of gratitude. Bali continues to offer me offerings of insight every day!

Here are some images from my time in Nusa Lembongan island off Bali. It most certainly is a magical little patch of beauty at any time of day or night!

Gili Island Paradise

I found myself in a very introspective space while in the Gili Islands – it’s the type of place where one can spend days scribbling away in a diary or reading a book. That being said we never went to the party island, Gili Trawangan as we all wanted some peace and quiet and therefore stayed on Gili Air and Gili Meno. My days were spent swimming with the fish (and a few turtles), thinking about life, basking in the sun with my other two muskateers and photographing horses.

Gili Island Horses

Just the mention of the Gili Islands evokes images of aqua water, pristine beaches, golden sunsets and magnificent scenery. It is a paradise like no other where the days can easily slip into weeks. If you are lucky, you will be able to snorkel with turtles just a few meters from the beach. It is an Eden, but it is no utopia if you are a horse!

There are no motorized vehicles on the Gili Islands only horse drawn carriages also known as Cidomos. This means that every single brick, beer and bag is more than likely been transported by a horse.

There is just something about Bali – Photos from our time in and around Ubud

There is just something about Bali that touches my spirit like no other country I have ever been to. Bali is a feast for the senses but there is is an energy here that arouses more than just the eyes, the nose, taste, touch and the ears. There is an energy here that touches the soul. You wont find this at a nightclub in Kuta or in a hotel chain resort. No you need to head out of the tourist traps and into Bali itself.

When I asked our taxi driver about this, he simply said “In Bali the people give offerings and thanks to the gods many times a day, and when there is so much gratitude there is good energy.”

This really made me think.

Can you imagine how many more smiles there would be in this world if we all gave thanks many times a day?