Holi Hai – Hindu Festival of Colour Pt 1.

Holi Hai is a Hindu celebration to welcome in the beginning of Spring… What a beautiful and colourful way to start the season….. I am now left wondering how long it is going to take before I can get the pink henna paint out of my hair??? Hopefully the stain will disappear by the beginning […] Read more »

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade for New Year Nyepi Saka 1933

I made a quick visit again this year to Monas for the Balinese Hindu ritual ogoh-ogoh parade.  Ogoh-ogoh are demonic statues made of bamboo and paper symbolizing negative elements or malevolent spirits, and after the ogoh-ogoh have been paraded around the Ngrupuk ritual takes place, which involves burning the ogoh-ogoh.  This event is held annually […] Read more »

Free as a bird….

Ah, happiness is all about exploring new places… and there’s nothing better than coming across a cafe that makes you instantly smile..  From the picket fence at the front and the birdcages hanging in the trees outside…. to the table settings and knick knacks on display on the ground floor… i love everything about this […] Read more »