Leaving on a Jet Plane

May 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hi all, 

Well the time is here, 2 weeks exploring the outer regions of Bali, the weather is looking good, cloudy with thunderstorms which should make for some beautiful light. My aim for this trip is to experience Bali off the beaten path, I want see the real Bali not the tourist side.

That said I will be spending my first few days in the Legian, which is full of tourists, only because I have stayed there before and it's a great way to ease into the trip before heading out to the remote areas.

Legian will also see me document the Stone workers that I saw last time I was there but never got a chance to see up close.

Ubud will be the next stop as I simply can't resist seeing those cheeky Monkeys and along with it some beautiful walks along picturesque rice fields as well as a 3 hour trip on electric bikes.

Jatiluwih next and is definitely a place I'm excited to see and will be spending 4 days there right amongst the Rice Terraces. I want to capture rural life in Bali with the Farmers and am hoping to be able to hang out with a few to experience first hand a day in their lives. I'm also hoping I can gain access to the Ghost Palace Hotel which was abandoned upon completion and has sat vacant for years with locals claiming that it is cursed.

Kintamani will be my next stop and the most remote where I will photograph Mt. Batur and Batur Lake. I also hope to be able to get across the lake and see the Trunyan Cemetery,  which belongs to one of the oldest villages in Bali dating back to the 9th century where their dead are not buried but placed above ground too decompose before being placed under a sacred tree. The most remarkable part is that there is no smell from the decomposing bodies. 

Denpasar is the final destination before heading home and is simply somewhere to be able to relax and have some downtime before I leave, a bit of luxury and beers by a pool haha.

Well that's it for me, I plan to update the blog as often a possible while I'm away as well as Instagram and Facebook

I hope you all can join me on what should be one epic adventure!!

Cheers and see you on the other side,

Mark 


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