Bali it’s a peaceful island with lots to do and to taste. My mum lives there since few years. Year after year I’ve learned more about the island, the places, the people. Bali is the only Indonesian spot where Hindu traditions prevails versus Muslim ones.
Balinese Hinduism, called Agama Hindu Dharma, is a blend of Shivaism and Buddhism. This blending is perfectly acceptable in Bali and the indigenous believe that nature is ‘power’ and each element is subject to influence from spirits. This belief permeates in all Balinese culture and makes you feel comfortable.
In my previous posts I did write about how glamorous and stylish the restaurants and cafés are. So different from other places in Indonesia. I don’t know if there is a relation with the Balinese culture or if it is a consequence of the good spirit that invites foreigners to join. This applies to shops too! For all those shopping frantic maniacs, places like Semyniak and Ubud are simply irresistible. You can easily get your most up-to-date wardrobe for half the cost. I’m not a fashion passionate, but I like to have a distinctive look by choosing cool accessories.
During a trip to Jimbaran, I’ve visited The Petile shop at the Watermark Hotel, where we stayed for a week. I was literally in bliss when I saw this collection of small bags. All hand-made in Bali; some using wicker, some others featuring Batik fabrics or painted cotton linen. All fitting perfectly on the beach or for an evening in Milan and London.
I was literally in bliss when I saw this collection of small bags. All hand-made in Bali; some using wicker, some others featuring Batik fabrics or painted cotton linen. All fitting perfectly on the beach or for an evening in Milan and London.