Paragliding in Puncak Bogor

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci All his life, man has wanted nothing but to fly. We have come a long way since Icarus and Daedalus. Now we... Continue Reading →

The Beat of Bali – Day 2

After much needed respite for walking more than 10,000 steps on day 1, we were very much looking forward to day 2 and exploring more of Bali. We had a sumptuous breakfast enjoyed at the hotel’s Nebula Café. We started the day right with a full English breakfast. However, for someone like me who needs... Continue Reading →

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Southeast Asia is a place which has a profusion of temples and Buddha statues. Bali, aptly called the Island of the Gods, is home to magnificent temples but I have to admit that the one which impressed me most was Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Also known as the Balinese sea temple, it is precipitously perched on a... Continue Reading →

Kecak and Fire Dance in Uluwatu

“Cak cak cak”. On and on goes the chant from half-naked men sitting in a circle around a fire. They are in a trance, "cak cak cak". Inebriated perhaps? No. Got a little hash-hish in their system? Wrong again. This is the most stunning of all Balinese dances. Brace yourselves as you are about to... Continue Reading →

The Beat of Bali – Day 1

Bali, the images the island conjures are that of almost naked bodies clad in the skimpiest bikinis; tanning lotion; surfboards; and temples. Bali, the island of the gods has so much to offer us mere mortals. If the gods are to be pleased with Bali, mere mortals like us will be in a state of... Continue Reading →

The Beat of Bali

Bali, the images the island conjures are that of almost naked bodies clad in the skimpiest bikinis; tanning lotion; surfboards; and temples. Bali, the island of the gods has so much to offer us mere mortals. If the gods are to be pleased with Bali, mere mortals like us will be in a state of... Continue Reading →

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