Monthly Archives: January 2013

Due to sickness no new post for this week 😦 I hope to be back next week…

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Jalan Gunung Atena

In Jalan Gunung Atena Depan Br. Padang Sumbu Tengah, Denpasar  you will find loads of handicraft shops and workplaces. Beautiful ethic art from the islands of Indonesia.

At the workplaces you see these large wooden sculptures, how can they create this? Unbelievable… they are great artists

Besides the handicraft shops you also find nice warungs and restaurants, handmade furniture shops, vintage shops, fashion shops etc.

I recommend you visit this street during your stay on Bali and see all this great products for your self. I bet you will buy something…

Exaudy Antique shop, Jl. Gunung Atena St. 17c, Denpasar
Phone: +62 (361) 7941575 | Email: exaudyantique@yahoo.com

Rustam, Irian Jaya Primitive art shop | Jl. Gunung Atena, Denpasar
Phone: 081 74709507 | Email: rustam_kong@yahoo.com

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Slippery Stone restaurant and lounge

A few times a year I go to Holland for 1 or 2 months visiting my family. When I’m back in Bali one of my first questions is, are there any new restaurants? If yes, how is the food and drinks, is the place stunning?

Here is a new one I found recently.

Slippery Stone restaurant and lounge, it just opened a few months ago, looks stunning, the food is delicious and they have great wines.

If you enter the restaurant, you will be surprised. The entrance is a gallery with amazing photos. You can see the owners love art and design. The restaurant has beautiful pieces of wooden art sculptures and you will find more beautiful photos in the restaurant.

I could tell you more about the great food and wine and the stunning looking restaurant but better is to go there and experience it for your self…

For more info go to: www.slipperystonebali.com and Slipperystone Bali facebook page.

Jalan Batu Belig no. 9N, Seminyak, Bali
Phone: +62 361 8465999, fax: +62 361 8465995,
Email: fb@slipperystonebali.com

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The art gallery. Photographs photographed by Made Wijaya

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The restaurant built over different levels

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Fountains in front of the open bar

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Great looking open kitchen

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At the back of the restaurant, a nice place for lounge in the garden

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House ceremony in Tabanan, Bali

Mitah is one of our staff in villa Blubambu. Together with her family she moved to a new house in Tabanan.

Before they move to live and sleep in the house a special ceremony takes place. This is to ask the gods permission for moving in.

Mitah invited us for this special house ceremony. We are always very honored to be invited for a Balinese ceremony. They are such beautiful experiences.

We got to meet Mitah’s family and were offered delicious food and drinks. Fascinated we watched the ceremony. The priest was praying and the other women and men were cleansing the house and making special offerings. Mitah and her family were also blessed by the priest.

After a few hours we left. We wish Mitah and her family, lots of love, happiness and good health while they live in their new house.

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Mitah’s new house

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The praying priest

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The women bring offerings

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Cleansing the house

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Mitah’s dad

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The family receiving the blessings

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Mitah with her grandfather


Goodbye 2012… Welcome 2013

This year we celebrated the holidays with our neighbors from Australia, England and Japan.

We had a great X-Mas lunch at Indonational Bar & Restaurant. Indonational Bar & Restaurant is a very popular Australian restaurant in Legian, Bali. Our neighbour Sue and partner Julie are the owners of Indonational.  We had a great time, lunch was great, drinks too were great, the atmosphere was great and Australians are great people! If you go to Bali, don’t miss this restaurant. Besides Australian food they also offer a number of other different dishes as well as vegetarian and gluten free food.

The X-Mas lobster was very yummi!

Indonational Bar & Restaurant, Jl. Padma no. 17, Legian, Bali http://www.indo-nationalrestaurant.com

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At New Years Eve we visited our neighbors Gary from England and his wife Tomomi from Japan, together we went to Seminyak beach to celebrate NYE. We brought champagne and wishing lanterns with us. The beach was packed and the atmosphere great, we saw loads of beautiful fireworks.

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At 00:00 hrs we toasted for the New Year and burned the wishing lantern to celebrate Mathieu’s birthday and make a wish…

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