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Bali’s Rice Field – Carved Earth for the Rice Goddess

July 26th, 2016|Culture, Komaneka|

A field of corn is what it is, but Bali’s rice fields (called sawah) are fascinating for their beauty and the rich lore of rice-growing. Because the topography of the land is steep and hilly, [...]

Yoga Class in Ubud

July 26th, 2016|Komaneka, Spa|

Everyone knows that yoga is good for you — good for you entirely, because of the way it unites the body and the mind and helps dismantle the blockages in both. To practice yoga requires [...]

Farewell En Masse in Ubud

July 15th, 2016|Culture|

Ubud will hold a mass cremation for nearly a hundred people on Saturday, 16 July 2016. For weeks, the villagers of Ubud’s four core neighborhoods, or banjar, have been busy with preparations — making offerings [...]

Romantic Restaurant In Ubud With The Fabulous View

July 4th, 2016|Culinary, Komaneka|

Most people do it every day. Some people do it all day long. A few know how to raise it to the level of art. The creature-need to eat finds its highest human expression in [...]

Balinese Culture and Ritual

June 27th, 2016|Culture|

As you travel through Bali, you may see bell-shaped, open-weave baskets lined up along the grassy roadside. These are guwung, baskets for fighting cocks. Another place you may see them (but empty) is in the [...]

Celebrate Wellness Together in Ubud

June 24th, 2016|Spa|

One of the many, many beautiful things about love is experiencing something new together and sharing your thoughts about what it means to each of you. Bali is an especially rich place to do this. [...]

Getting to Know Pak Terima, A Strong And Gentle Man

June 16th, 2016|Komaneka|

When you’re traveling, you don’t always notice all the people who contribute to your comfort, pleasure, and safety. The Senior Security Officer at Komaneka Bisma, for example — Pak Nyoman Terima — is a quiet [...]

Flavors of Bali at Cocktail Hour

June 9th, 2016|Culinary, Komaneka|

Every day is a summer day in the tropics. So what would you look for in a tropical ‘summer cocktail’ — especially one made in Bali? You want it to be fresh, cool, with an [...]

A Royal Treatment at Komaneka Bisma

June 3rd, 2016|Spa|

In the lush green of the Campuhan riverside, below the main swimming pool of the Komaneka at Bisma resort, is a cluster of quiet villas. This is the Wana Jiwa Spa, a beautiful oasis of [...]