Monthly Archives: May 2012

Adorable Asian kids

This girl looks very sad because one of her family members died. It’s the day of the cremation. A big procession went through the streets in Seminyak. The girl was sitting in a chair carried by men. They walked all the way to where the cremation took place.


I love green

The most common color in nature is green
Green is the color of hope and peace…

Ubud, Bali

Villa Blubambu, Seminyak, Bali

Ubud, Bali

Ceremony in villa Blubambu, Seminyak


Deus Ex Machina

With Mathieu, sister Penny and her boyfriend Des we went to Deus Ex Machina in Canggu, Bali. Both men are very into motorcycles. Not the regular ones but the cool tough ones, so…Deus was the place for a visit… If they wouldn’t find a motorcycle they liked, no problem… Deus Ex Machina is happy to build one…

Deus Ex Machina store is so cool, so big and there is much to do. The store offers tough (custom made) motorcycles, cool surfboards, sporty clothes, big canvas bags, trendy slippers, colorful skateboards, etc. too much to tell. Deus Ex Machina is also a lunch and dinner spot, indoors and outdoors. They have an art gallery and they love music, so…on a regular basis there are cool music parties at the Deus venue.

Here are some photos from the store and the art gallery but you will also find a restaurant/cafe, big garden, nice verandahs and in the back of the garden you will find workplaces where the workers build the (custom made) motorcycles and surfboards…

Deus Ex Machina, Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu 80361, Bali.
Tel. +62 361 2171076

For more information go to: http://deustemple.com/location/the-temple-of-enthusiasm


Adorable Asian kid

During a ceremony this adorable Balinese boy was standing between grown up Balinese men. He is so cute…


For coffee lovers

I discovered a new lunch spot in Seminyak, Anomali coffee. Anomali coffee opened 2 months ago.  The interior looks like an industrial building, I love that…

Besides all kind of coffee from different Indonesian islands they also offer a lunch and dinner menu, different kind of tea’s and fruit juices. There is also a free coffee tasting for you to follow. They’ll explain the process of the coffee bean, interesting and fun…

So… if you love coffee definitely don’t miss this spot!  Anomali Coffee, Jl Kayu Aya no.7, Seminyak, Bali

For more information go to http://www.anomalicoffee.com Anomali

For coffee tasting please make a reservation, phone number +62 (0)361 736687


He loves swimming…

When we stayed for a weekend in hotel Komaneka Bisma in Ubud my husband was as happy as a child. The swimming pool of Komaneka Bisma is 33 meters long and he just loves to swim laps…

Komaneka Bisma is a great hotel. The room was perfect and I totally loved the lobby of the hotel, minimalistic but very stylish. The environment is incredibly beautiful. Rice paddies, the trees, the atmosphere is so peaceful…  If you wake up in the morning and you see the mountain in the distance surrounded with clouds you feel happy because there are still beautiful places on earth…

http://www.komaneka.com


Adorable Asian kids

Together with her grandpa this adorable Balinese girl is waiting for a big parade…


Made in Indonesia

In a former post I wrote about the store Indivie (see categories: Charity). Because the store looks so beautiful and because they sell amazing designed products I would like to tell you more about this store.

The walls and ceiling of the store are covered with natural colored banana paper. The wall behind the shop counter looks like it is from stone but it is a large painting, brilliant…

Products sold at Indivie are all made in Indonesia, the ceramics, the jewelry, the hand woven textile, the lamps, recycled design bags and clutches, carved cabinet etc. too many to tell.

On a regular basis I will highlight certain products you can find in the store. This week I show you wooden masks and ducks covered with leather lacework, the ornamentation.

When in Seminyak and you want to buy a special gift for your loved ones or yourself, don’t miss this store!

Indivie store is located at Made’s Warung, Jl Raya Seminyak, Seminyak. Phone number: +62 (0)361 730927


Bali Baywatch

Sometimes the ocean can be very rough. It is very necessary and important to have a trained Baywatch. In South-West Bali the Baywatch men do not use fancy boats but mostly surfboards. The boys really know how to surf and rescue many people…

For surfers Bali is a surf paradise. The Indian Ocean is a big challenge for them and if you have a cool surfboard, you are the man…!

http://www.odysseysurfschool.com
http://www.ripcurlschoolofsurf.com
http://www.quiksilversurfschoolbali.com
http://balisurfingcamp.com/surf_school.htm
http://www.surfschoolbali.com


Adorable Asian kids

I spotted these children at Pura Titra Empul in Bali. What were these children watching? They seemed fascinated by the colorful koi carp in the big pond. Scroll down to see the colorful koi carp…