Observed Balinese Hindu Ceremony in Tanah Lot

Balinese Hindu Ceremony at Tanah Lot Research before you visit, from now on that is my motto. I only realized this on our first day in Bali. I was walking around in a yellow tube dress and felt as if I were naked in the streets of Ubud.

Since we decided to spend most of our days in the small village of Ubud, I didn’t realize how traditional they lived their lives. Only 3% of Indonesians are Hindu, most of which are in Bali. The rest of the 97%, are Muslim. Tourism is popular in Bali, but only in major areas such as Kuta, Seminyak, Gili’s Islands, and Lombok, especially for honeymooners. I figured since Bali is a top destination for honeymooners, I could wear a teeny bikini and my parade in my beach dresses. As soon as we walked out of our place, the locals glued their eyes onto me, especially men winking left and right. Continue┬áreading

Vibrant and Colorful Masskara Festival in Bacolod City

Elementary School Category Street Dancing
Elementary School Competition

1st Day of Festival: If you missed our morning, read about our yummy Cheap Lunch and 20 cent Oysters.

We walked around to check out the outside vendors and quickly realized we came just in time for the first street dance competition. The first competition was the Elementary School Category. They start to parade down the street and into the main Bacolod Plaza in front of the judges and crowds of people surrounding them. Since we came about 5 minutes before it started, there were already crowds and crowds of people and we weren’t sure how we were going to even see it. Continue┬áreading

Bacolod is the City of Smiles

Off to Bacolod
Cebu Pacific Air

We planned this 5 day trip to experience and capture the spirit of the famous Masskara Festival 2009.
Finally our first trip out of Luzon and into the Visayas in the island of Negros. Negros is located between Panay and Cebu which holds popular cities such as Bacolod and Dumaguete. A month long event that leads up to a huge countdown experience very similar to experiencing New Years Eve in Times Square minus the big city skyscrapers. Continue reading