Indonesia’s free-spirited volcanic gem remains a fascinating destination to discover: steeped in spiritualism and natural wonders, with an impressive array of cafes, restaurants, markets, and independent stores to compliment many tastes. Bali can be a place of enchanting excursions, creative finds and complete freedom; but like everything, you must be hopeful and have direction.
A day amongst the wild and beautiful sights of our neighbouring islands: Nusa Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan
Without experiencing the waters surrounding Indonesia, you have hardly seen the country at all. Land mass made up almost entirely of archipelagos, it has the longest coastline on the planet containing 20% of the world’s coral reefs. For this reason, we have recently partnered with Nyoman and his brother, two experienced local seamen from Nusa Lembongan, to offer guests an authentic day out exploring the waters surrounding Bali.
Over the last 5 years Bali has seen an unprecedented increase in international tourism, which understandably has had an effect on the island. Despite the kindness and integrity of the Balinese people, on occasion it can be hard to see beyond the falsities in a place where social media is so prevalent. At Own Villa we want to celebrate the unique, and hope to create a sense of authenticity and inspiration.
The Batak are one of the many ancient populations of Indonesia. They live in the volcanic regions of northern Sumatra, around the great Lake Toba which encloses the sacred island of Samosir, venerated for centuries on their ancestral land, hidden from the eyes of foreigners.
The primary tool needed is the“bigolaro”, which is essentially a hand crank attached to an iron press and rough copper tube. This instrument was brought to the region by Marco Polo directly from China in the 13th century
Bali is a place where its architecture is in perfect harmony with its tropical environment. Eighteen months after our first visit to Bali, it was a blast to come back and rediscover the place. Located in Umalas, a quiet area close to the most glamourous side of the island, Own Villa is a ten-minute drive away from Seminyak Square and a twenty minute away drive from Tanah Lot Temple, which is known for its stunning sunsets.
My first article on Bali is about the Own Villa, a wonderful accommodation where I had the pleasure to spend a few nights during my vacation. This place so beautiful that I thought to write down a real review, to introduce you to this little corner of paradise and take it into consideration if you visit the island of the gods. You will find some hearts for each paragraph, which I assigned according to my opinion, where 5 hearts mean top marks…. Continue reading
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