Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)

I can’t finish this series without dedicating one post to animals. All of you probably know stories about monkeys at the Monkey Forest or the Uluwatu Temple complex where they often take sunglasses or cameras from visitors. I have told you already that you should buy fruit before taking a walk towards the actual temple. … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)

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Bali Indonezija: MAJMUNI, PITONI I TIGROVI (8)

Ne mogu da završim ovu seriju, a da bar jedan tekst ne posvetim životinjama. Puno vas je verovatno čulo o majmunima u takozvanoj „Šumi majmuna“ ili hramu Uluvatu, koji imaju običaj da vam skinu naočare s glave ili vam otmu fotoaparat iz ruku pre nego što stignete da primetite šta se desilo. Već sam pričala … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: MAJMUNI, PITONI I TIGROVI (8)

Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)

Bali is special in a lot of ways. I don’t usually write about food when traveling, but the Balinese colorful markets, such variety of fruit and spices, along with few unusual meals I had on the island, came to be truly memorable. Just imagine – rainy day, beautiful rice fields inland, the road curving up … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)

Bali Indonezija: VULKAN I DURIJAN (7)

Bali je specifičan po mnogo čemu. Nemam običaj da pišem o hrani, ali kako da čovek propusti da opiše raznobojne pijace, onakvu raznolikost voća i začina, a onda i nekoliko vrlo zanimljivih jela, koji su mi se svi zajedno urezali u pamćenje. Samo zamislite ovakvu sliku – kišni dan, prelepa pirinčana polja u planinama, put … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: VULKAN I DURIJAN (7)

Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)

Okay, so we have covered the most popular places to visit in Bali so far, famous temples being among the first. And I did mention few things I bought in Bali, but I feel I should dedicate the whole post to souvenirs and things to bring from the island. Why? Well, maybe because I was … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)

Bali Indonezija: ZANIMLJIVOSTI – MASKA I PRSTEN (6)

Dosad smo prešli sve što ne smete da propustite da posetite na Baliju, a da su, po mom mišljenju, hramovi svakako na prvom mestu. Usput sam pomenula i nekoliko stvarčica koje sam kupila na ostrvu, ali bi time trebalo podrobnije da se pozabavimo. Zašto? Pa, upravo zbog toga što ćete se iznenaditi kada određena mesta, … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: ZANIMLJIVOSTI – MASKA I PRSTEN (6)

Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)

The tradition of Bali is so colorful, radiating with life from every corner of the island being that the beach on the coast or the lush greenery inland. It is something you will witness in everyday life, it reflects in daily offerings, traditional dances, crafts etc. Daily offerings Every morning you will come across small … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)

Bali Indonezija: TRADICIJA I PLES (5)

Tradicija Balija je tako raznolika, bogata, i odiše životom iz svakog ćoška ostrva bez obzira na to da li se radi o plaži ili izdašnoj kišnoj šumi na planinama. Ovo se ogleda u svakodnevnom životu, prožima navike i običaje, ponude bogovima i duhovima, tradicionalni ples, zanate. Ponude bogovima Ne čudite se kada svakog jutra budete … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: TRADICIJA I PLES (5)

Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)

Even though Bali is part of the (mostly Muslim) country of Indonesia, it has a strong Hindu tradition. More than 85 percent of the 4,2 million island inhabitants practice Balinese Hinduism. Hence so many Hindu temples – about 10,000 that are dedicated to different deities from the land and the sea. Bali is actually nicknamed … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)

Bali Indonezija: HRAMOVI (4)

Iako pripada većinski muslimanskoj državi Indoneziji, ostrvo Bali ima jaku hinduističku tradiciju. Od 4,2 miliona stanovnika, više od 85 odsto njih pripada lokalnoj varijanti hinduizma. Upravo zbog toga na ostrvu postoji toliko hindu-hramova, njih čak 10.000 je posvećeno različitim božanstvima zemlje i mora. Tako je Bali zaradio i svoj nadimak – „Ostrvo bogova“! Za stanovnike … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: HRAMOVI (4)

Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)

One of the landmarks I was eager to see in Bali was the so-called Mother Temple. It looked so surreal in all the photos I have seen thus far and I was so curious to climb up the ancient steps. The guide took me to one of the sarong workshops where women painted beautiful patterns … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)

Bali Indonezija: ŠTA VIDETI (3)

Jedna o znamenitosti Balija koju sam bila nestrpljiva da vidim, bio je takozvani Hram Majke (ili „Majka svih hramova“). Delovao je skroz nestvarno na svim fotografijama koje sam videla pre puta i jedva sam čekala da se popnem onim starinskim stepeništem. Vodič me je odveo u jednu od prodavnica gde su žene bojile tkaninu prelepim … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: ŠTA VIDETI (3)

Bali Indonesia: PERFECT WEATHER (2)

When I woke up that first morning in Bali, I didn’t know where I was exactly. The room was huge, there were birds singing outside in a manner that I have never heard before. I even looked up to see if maybe I have left the TV on the night before. Bright light was coming … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: PERFECT WEATHER (2)

Bali Indonezija: SAVRŠENA KLIMA (2)

Kad sam se tog prvog jutra probudila na Baliju, nisam odmah bila sigurna gde se nalazim. Soba je bila prostrana, neke ptičice su neobično pevušile napolju, činilo mi se da nikad takve nisam čula u životu. U momentu sam nesvesno i podigla glavu da proverim da kojim slučajem nisam prethodne večeri ostavila uključen TV. Svetlo … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: SAVRŠENA KLIMA (2)

Bali Indonesia: SINGAPORE TO BALI (1)

Who would have thought Bali would become such a “trendy” island! I mean, sure, it was always popular because of its beauty, wonderfully lush nature and tradition, its dear smiling people, but this is way above what I might have expected few years ago when I visited for the first time. While I was thinking … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: SINGAPORE TO BALI (1)

Bali Indonezija: PUTOVANJE NA BALI (1)

Ko bi rekao da će Bali da postane ovako „popularno“ ostrvo! Naravno, mesto je prelepo i uvek je bilo na listi putnika zbog svoje izdašne tropske prirode i tradicije, divnih i ljubazih ljudi, ali pre nekoliko godina kad sam prvi put bila na ostrvu, nisam mogla ni da pretpostavim da će ovoliko da „plane“. I … Continue reading Bali Indonezija: PUTOVANJE NA BALI (1)

BALI, the Island of Gods!

It’s time for one beautiful island everyone seems to be talking about lately! Located near the Equator and being one of the 17,000 Indonesian archipelagos, it lies between Java and Lombok, and it’s surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Even though relatively small and remote, it makes everyone who visits fall in love with the place … Continue reading BALI, the Island of Gods!