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Metatah, traditional Balinese tooth-filing ceremony

Tooth-filing or metatah is an important Hindu Balinese rite of passage. This very important ceremony is performed for Hindu Balinese when they come of age

Temple etiquette

Bali is full of Hindu temples that are unique in architecture and structure. The traditional Hindu religion in Bali is also unique and it is a real part of the Balinese daily life and culture. A visit of one of the thousands of Hindu temples is essential when visiting Bali. It is fascinating and gives an insight into the local culture. As the temples are holy places of worship, it is important to show respect and to observe certain rules during a temple visit.

How to Discover the authentic Bali?

Bali is a lush island to explore full of wonderful nature and an amazing cultural heritage. You can find wonderful beaches, stunning rice paddies, colorful temple decorations and smiling Balinese people.

2 new restaurants discovered in Lovina, North Bali

During my last stay in North Bali in January 2018, I discovered 2 new restaurants. I absolutely loved both as they breathe a real Balinese atmosphere and offer excellent dishes and service.
North Bali Pura Beji Lovina, one of North Bali's oldest temples and dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri

North Bali, top 10 things to do

North Bali is one of the most fascinating parts of the island offering some unique experiences to any visitor. Here is my personal list of top 10 things to do. Enjoy the read!

Playing golf in Bali

The nice climate makes Bali a golfers paradise. Bali hosts 3 world-class standard International Golf courses. In addition, 2 national standard golf courses can be played.
Damai Lovina

5 North Bali restaurants offering fine international cuisine

Apart from the local 'Warung' where excellent local food is served, North Bali has some great international restaurants that deserve a visit.
Villa Bossi in Bali celebrates 10th anniversary

Villa Bossi celebrates 10th anniversary

Last night, our team celebrated the 10th anniversary of Villa Bossi in Bali. A very special thank you to ...
Bali Lovina Villa Bossi Bali

Tripadvisor names Bali the 2016 number 1 island in Asia

The Tripadvisor community of close to 300 million members from all over the world has elected Bali the 2016 'best island in Asia', ahead of Phuket and Ko Samui.
Munduk rice paddies

Bali voted number 1 island in Asia

The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted Bali the 2015 number 1 island in Asia and 2nd best island in the world just after the Galápagos Islands and before the Maldives!

Cultural landscape of Bali added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

For a thousand years, mornings in the heart of Bali have brought beautiful and inspiring visions of the island's terraced rice paddies. On July 2, the United Nations has added Balinese rice cultivation, known as Subak, to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Menjangan Island ranks 3rd on Discovery Channel's list of The World's 10 Best Spots for Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a ‘must do’ when staying at Villa Bossi. Menjangan Island, close to Villa Bossi, ranks 3rd on Discovery Channel's list of The World's 10 Best Spots for Snorkeling