Bali is such a small island with a lot going on. In 3 visits I still haven’t spent enough time in enough places.
A place I always seem to be drawn to is Uluwatu. The big attraction to it is of course the surf break. It is such a unique place to be able to jump into the ocean off the edge of a reef and only metres away have perfect little barrels rolling endlessly down the coastline.
My expression below sums up how I felt about not being able to surf there that day – check out the surf in the background! No swimmers, no wettie, no board, no chance! In three visits I’ve never made it out. One day I will…
Below is Pura Luhur Uluwatu : a Balinese sea temple built to protect Bali and ward off evil spirits. It’s situated on the coastal cliffs off Uluwatu. I always marvel at how it was constructed, perched so precariously in parts, practically hanging off the cliff. Pro-tip: watch out for the hat stealing monkeys!
The yellow scarf around my waist is worn as a mark of respect to the sanctity of the sacred temple and grounds, along with modest clothing (below the knee).
What is it about temples and churches around the world? I am an atheist and yet I’m always drawn by the architecture, then fall in love with the peacefulness inside.