Bali

The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It's more than a place; it's a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.
In 1993 I visited Bali for the first time. When I went through immigration, the officer glanced at my passport and said in the sweetest voice possible: 'Have a wonderful birthday on Bali.' Who wouldn't fall in love? I spent a lot of that trip slack-jawed with wonderment. I remember dancers and musicians materialising from across the rice fields to perform in Ubud, I remember driving little back roads of east Bali and being unable to comprehend all the green. Since then, these places – like me – have changed greatly, but their essence still evokes love.
Ryan Ver Berkmoes

recent Bali adventures

Indonesia / Oct 2013
Many consider Sanur 'just right', as it lacks most of the hassles found to the west while maintaining a good mix of restaurants and bars that aren't all owned by resorts.
Indonesia / Oct 2013
An iconic image of Bali, depicted on the 50,000Rp note, is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters, and is built on small islands.
Indonesia / Oct 2013
The beach is decent, but most people come to view the undersea wonders just offshore and at nearby Pulau Menjangan.
Indonesia / Sep 2013
Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali.