Iga Babi Bakar: A Sumptuous Harmony

May 20th, 2017|Culinary, Komaneka|

Pork is part of Balinese daily life and culture. It is considered a festive food, and it is also presented in certain offerings. Pork is the heart of important dishes like satay, Babi Guling (spit [...]

Ubud Food Festival: a Heaven for Food Lovers

May 6th, 2017|Culinary, Travel|

The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day event that gathers Indonesia’s top culinary figures and food lovers from near and far to come experience the beauty of diversity through food. This annual feast will take [...]

Tamiang – Spiritual Weapons

April 14th, 2017|Culture, Komaneka|

Ten days after Galungan, Balinese Hindus celebrate the feast of Kuningan, which this year falls on 15 April 2017. As glorious as Galungan, the celebration of Kuningan is also marked with prayers and offerings. People [...]

Peace of Ubud for Beauty and Peace of Mind

April 1st, 2017|Komaneka, Spa, Wellness|

Things are not always what they appear to be. Familiar fruits and spices contain powerful secrets for healing the body and mind. Take for example Orange and Cinnamon. They may evoke the idea of a [...]

Ogoh-Ogoh – Belief and Culture in Creativity

March 25th, 2017|Culture|

Creativity is the result of human imagination poured into a work that develops over time. Balinese culture is rich with popular creativity. An eye-catching example of creativity in Bali is ogoh-ogoh, giant demonic effigies made [...]

Paon – the living heart of a Balinese house

March 18th, 2017|Culture, Komaneka|

The Balinese cosmos is orderly and full of meaning. Everything has its place and value, each with its own ideal location. All must be correctly aligned to achieve balance and harmony with the universe. Thus, [...]

Ubud Romantic Dinner

September 22nd, 2016|Culinary|

Sometimes it’s nice to leave everything up to somebody else. This is especially true when you’re on holiday and in the mood for a romantic dinner. All you have to do is sit back and [...]

Shopping Options in Ubud

July 26th, 2016|Travel|

Anyone who passes through the center of Ubud knows that there’s plenty of opportunity there for shopping. The entire town seems to be composed of shops — from stalls in the traditional market to smart [...]

Staying Fit On Holiday

July 26th, 2016|Wellness|

How do you stay fit while you’re on holiday? There are so many temptations to let everything go: sleeping in late; lounging by the pool with a book; discovering new food and drinks or indulging [...]