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Enjoying a True Bali Travel Experience

Looking for a great location for getting away from it all where you can relax and just leave all your worries behind! Bali, Indonesia is a great vacation destination! Bali, Indonesia also known as “The Island of the Gods” could be the solution to your craving for travel and leisure. It is a small island that has much to offer ranging from beautiful white sandy beaches, lakes, palm groves, mountains, coral reefs, wildlife and lots of culture.

Bali lies between Java and Lombok with a population of around three million people, as recorded in 2005. Though a small island, Bali is the largest tourist destination and the wealthiest region in Indonesia. Its aesthetically impressive wood carvings, majestic stone gates, rich culture and arts are just a few reasons to visit this beautiful island.

Greatly influenced by Indian and Chinese cultures, the religion in Bali is predominantly Hinduism but in the form of “Agama-Hindu.” This is shown in their music, drama, art, costumes and festivals which take place daily. The most widely spoken language in Bali is Balinese or simply Bali. People residing in Bali are either bilingual or trilingual. If you were to ask a Balinese what heaven is like, he would most likely say, just like Bali.

The most recommended tourist destinations in Bali are mostly found in the southern part of the island. The southern beaches have the most beautiful blue water and pristine white sandy beaches in which you will find yourself just wanting to relax and enjoy the sun. A few of the must-see beaches you’ll want to visit are Sanur Beach, Kuta and Nusa Dusa.

Those who are up for some sightseeing and adventure can visit the island’s 10,000 temples. They all have different meanings as to their direction of which they are facing. It is believed in Bali that Gods dwell in the mountains and demons in the ocean.

Here are some additional suggested sites to visit in Bali:

* Bali Orchid Garden

* Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

* Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

* Gunung Kawi

* Museum Le Mayeur

So what are you waiting for? If you want to get away from stress and the city then Bali is the perfect place to unwind and relax It’s a truly perfect destination for those who would want to spend some time away or some time with others to enjoy an enriching, enlightening and luxurious experience! Experience Heaven here on earth, experience Bali Indonesia.

Vespa Experience in Bali

For many travelers, Bali is the unique island of the Gods, or the island of thousand temples. These are just two of the nicknames, given to Bali by clever tourism marketing people.

That sounds mysterious and exciting. And for many tourists it is enough to visit several temples, to admire the exotic charm of another world from the outside,

and possibly enjoy some cheap massages in a spa. On my first visit to Bali that’s been enough for me also. But I was infected at the same time. A virus had overwhelmed me. A virus called Bali. Since those times I have been to Bali very often, have made many friends and experienced the “real”, the original Bali. The Bali beyond the illusory tourism-world.

For several years I stayed, whenever I have been to Bali, with my Balinese adoptive family. I shared their everyday live. So I got very deep insights into the culture of the island. And then it happened, that I met the Balinese Vespas.

Amazingly, there is a very interesting Vespa scene in Indonesia. This is because in Java until the year 2001 Vespas were produced. The old scooters are now often taken over by “young guns” to prepare them. There are three fractions. The first tries to restore Vespas faithfully. In this scene, you can meet real beautyful scooters.

There are also two other types of “scooterists”: extreme and gembel. The “extreme” change their Vespas often so, that you wouldn’t imagine that there is still a vespa-engine in the heart of the newly formed vehicle. There is a range from “choppers” to a variety of trikes and even small cars.

The “Gembels” (the Indonesian word ‘gembel’ = very poor, ragged, torn down), however, attach utmost importance to their Vespas just ragged, torn, rusted and almost like a moving pile of garbage come along. There are holes cut into the bodies and everything is omitted, which is not absolutely necessary. Often have Gembel Vespas sidecars in the form of a platform with a bamboo roof, sometimes even the classic sidecar-form as permeable grid structure made of tubes welded together.

All this is possible because a vehicle inspection by authorities is not performed. As long as there are papers in which the chassis number and engine number are shown correctly, you can unscrew the license plate of the “former” Vespa, simply put it on the redesigned vehicle – and no one complains… Common to all scooteristsin Indonesia is, that they are organized in clubs where close cohesion is practiced. And of course there are plenty of shared tours. Highlights are as in Europe, the big Vespa meetings.

Nothing Like a Traditional Yoga and Massage Session to Up the Paradisiacal Experience at Bali

Bali is called the Island of the Gods for a reason. Everything you can imagine that is associated with paradise is here. If you like beaches, well, there’s a plenty here. And some of the world’s best. If you like rolling hills, you can’t beat the ones here. Volcanoes are abundant. Scenic rice fields dot God’s island. And a rich diversity of plants and animals ensure that outdoors men and women are satisfied. Throw in some of planet Earth’s best resorts, hotels and accommodations and you’re in for a holiday of a lifetime here. Compliment your time in Bali with a mind and body experience that would only add to the many highlights of your trip.

A truly revitalizing and relaxing experience awaits you. There’s nothing like a day consisting of yoga and a traditional Balinese massage to soothe the mind and relax the body. Enter Desa Seni, an eco-friendly village resort giving visitors an authentic Indonesian experience through the exploration of culture, art, yoga, organic farming and complete wellness.

The resort’s beautiful gardens and village atmosphere makes for the perfect destination for your 90 minute yoga experience. And to add to the atmospheric experience, you’ll be doing it at its expansive 90 square-meter open-air yoga studio overlooking organic vegetables gardens. If you’re doing yoga for the first time, have just picked it up and starting practicing it or are a seasoned veteran, there’s an instructor for you here. And one more thing. Just bring yourself. All accessories and equipment are provided.

The swimming pool looks tempting, doesn’t it? Feel free to jump when after your yoga session. It’s got your name written all over it. Then enjoy a purely organic lunch, with ingredients picked straight out of the resort’s garden.

And now for the icing on the cake. Cocoon yourself in the treatment area and prepare for a firm and deeply therapeutic massage. The trained therapists will work their magic through a combination of techniques designed to relieve tension within muscles, tendons and ligaments. How do they do that? By touching upon the pressure points of the body, muscle soreness and tension will dissolve as your body is returned to balance. Walk out of the session feeling like a new person!