Re-enactment of the Crucifixion

The Philippines has the highest population of Roman Catholics in Asia and their strong passion for Jesus and Roman Catholicism is still honored. This Good Friday celebration draws more than 10,000 Filipinos and foreign tourists throughout the Philippines every year. Long ago, before the Spaniards came along, the Philippines was once a Muslim land. Continue reading

Mengwi Temple’s Towers

Mengwi Temple GateBali is an island known for its beautiful temples and Mengwi is no exception.For anyone visiting these temples, it is typically requested that visitors must wear a sarong in order to be properly dressed although tourists are usually unaware of this requirement and so it is seldom seen. Women are also forbid to enter during their menstruation. Continue reading

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 reading

Life in Ubud was Breathtakingly Beautiful

Morning OfferingsIt sounds cheesy, but the village of Ubud in the island of Bali in Indonesia was very colorful and vibrant. The Balinese are very warm, welcoming, and happy to explain more about their culture and how they live anytime you ask.

Ubud is a small quiet village in the mountains that attracts many tourists each year who seek a quiet and quaint getaway. It is rich with rice paddies, fields, and terraces, so almost everywhere you turn you will see beautiful landscapes of rice paddies. A lot of the goods in the market cater to foreigners such as cultural and ethnic dresses, fabrics, paintings, masks, specifically made for foreigners to take home. The island uses their culture and religion to sell and cater to tourists for money. Continue reading