Rabu, 15 Maret 2017

Bali, the Islands of Blessings and Offerings

Bali is an island of blessings.  The name Bali is related to the word "Wali" which means offering, and offerings are the heart of the local Hindu faith.

The Heart of Hindu Culture

The majority of the population on Bali practices Hinduism.  Temple ceremonies are an important part of the Balinese Hindu culture and every temple ceremony includes blessings and offerings.  They are colorful, beautiful, and spiritually significant.  I would love to show you the wonderful spirituality of our culture and serve as your guide and driver around Bali.

Decorated for Blessings

Temple ceremonies are scheduled based on the Balinese lunar calendar, recurring every six months or 210 days.  During temple ceremonies, the shrines and the buildings are decorated, and the people visiting the temple dress in traditional clothing.  Visitors are welcomed, and are expected to observe appropriate temple dress.  I can help you have a meaningful visit.

This photo shows a temple ceremony in progress at one of Bali's largest temples, Besakih Temple.

You may also be interested in reading about Bali's famous Monkey Forest in Ubud

Selasa, 28 Februari 2017

White Water Rafting In Bali, English Speaking Guide and Driver


White Water Rafting wherever it takes place in the world is exciting, challenging, and enjoyable.

Ayung River, Central Bali

That's no exception in Bali where one of our most beautiful rivers, Ayung river, cascades through a deep ravine, providing an excellent water adventure for tourists.

The stunning natural scenery is part of the experience, and the river provides excitement and some challenging rapids.

All in all, white water rafting in Bali will provide an unforgettable experience, photographic opportunity, and memory from your vacation in Bali.

Blast From The Past

Sorting through my archives, I found this blast from the past, although the photo is older now, you can see how it captures the fun and enjoyment of rafting in Central Bali.  

English Speaking Guide

Let me assist you in setting up your white water rafting experience in Bali.  I'm an English speaking, experienced guide and driver, and I know my way around this amazing Island. I'd like to make your holiday be unforgettable.


Senin, 20 Februari 2017

Holy Water and Balinese Water Blessings: English Speaking Driver and Guide Services





Tirta is very important word in Hindu culture. It means holy water. Priests sprinkle Tirta before a blessing to purify the offering, the human body, and to protect the inner spirit from being influenced by evil spirits.  Hindu's also drink Tirta after prayers as a way of taking the blessing of God into their bodies.

In the photo above of a holy Balinese temple, fountains give Tirta into a pool where local Hindus collect the holy water for use at home in their family temples and shrines.

I am familiar with the best places to witness and experience Balinese Holy Water blessings.  I'm an English speaking driver and guide, and I would love to show you the sacred sites of Bali.


Senin, 13 Februari 2017

Ubud's Monkey Forest: Balinese Guide and Driver Services

The tropical Balinese rainforest provides a perfectly cool environment for monkeys to live in comfortably. Here a group of Macaca fascicularis enjoys relaxation time by grooming each other in the famous Ubud Monkey Forest.

More than 200 long tailed monkeys live in the forest. But they are divided into three strictly separate groups. Each group has its area and schedule. Outsider monkeys are not tolerated, and if a monkey from one group shows up at the wrong time and in the wrong place, you can be sure that a fight will follow.

No trip to Ubud is complete without a visit to the Monkey Forest, to see its monkeys and the beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.


I would love to be your guide and show you the wonders of Bali’s famous Monkey Forest.
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Senin, 06 Februari 2017

Uluwatu Temple - Bali Driver and Guide Services


This photo shows one of Bali's most beautiful temples which is perched on the top of a cliff,  Uluwatu Temple.

The cliff is about 97 meters high, making it an awesome place to enjoy a Balinese sunset, and take in the a breathtaking panoramic view.

The temple was discover by the Hidhu priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha around 1546 AD. After completing a spiritual pilgrimage abound the island of Bali, the priest returned to the site of the temple and it is said that there is where he attained self-realization, or moksha.  Soon after his experience, the temple was named Luhur Uluwatu.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is definitely one of the top spots in Bali for beauty, culture, dance, and enjoyment.  Whether traveling alone or with friends, I would like to help you have an amazing experience of Bali.

Contact me so we can discuss how to make your Balinese holiday magnificent.

English speaking Balinese Guide

Made Suba

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Rabu, 01 Februari 2017

Ulun Danu Beratan - Balinese Temple - Guide and Driver Services

This is Ulun Danu Beratan temple. An amazing experience for anyone visiting Bali.  But here is the thing, it's located about 1300 meters above sea level which makes it cool, even cold sometimes.

I'd love to drive you to Ulun Danu Beratan and help make your visit to Bali extraordinary.  



Ulun Danu Beratan is dedicated to the God Tri Murti, or the trinity of Bali's Brahma, Wisnu, and Shiva, with special emphasis to Shiva and Uma, and Wisnu and Sri Dewi Danu.

Sri Dewi Danu is considered to bring fertility and to watch over our agriculture, which makes this a very quite important to us Balinese.

Contact me if so I can help you with guide and driver services in Bali.  Whether you are traveling alone or with friends, I can help you have a wonderful experience in Bali.

You may also be interested in reading Rice Harvesting in Bali


Rabu, 25 Januari 2017

Rice Harvesting In Bali - Tour Guide Services and Driver



There are generally two times of rice harvesting in Bali.  The growing season last four months followed by harvest.  This photos shows preparation for the new rice plantation.  

I would love to guide you through Bali and show you the best rice terrace views.  Whether you have a large group or are traveling alone, I can help your experience of Bali be friendly, inspiring, and enjoyable.


Contact me, Made (pronounced Mah-day) using the contact form on right or by telephone.