Monday, June 6, 2016
Lisa A. Post, owner and president of Edward J. Post Co Inc. in Medford, New Jersey, recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia. During her time in Bali, Ms. Post attended a private yoga retreat, enjoyed the countryside, and met new people. Bali offers a wealth of new experiences.
On Bukit Peninsula, travelers love to visit Uluwatu Temple, which sits on a rugged limestone cliff. The temple’s majestic structure is breathtaking, and the view from the cliff provides a perfect sunset view. As a spiritual pillar among Bali’s six most important temples, it stands well above sea level. Visitors can experience daily Kecak dance performances, take in traditional Balinese culture, and admire ancient sculptures at the site.
With its festive people, culture, and markets, Ubud is considered the heart of Bali. It boasts museums, rice fields and paddies, parks, gardens, and temples. For the adventurers, there are outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting. For more laidback visitors, Ubud offers yoga, meditation, or a trip to the spa. To experience Balinese culture up close, visit the Ubud art market near Ubud Palace. The market features a variety of handmade crafts, paintings, and silk scarves -- all made in the Balinese style. Bargain-hunters will enjoy hunting for souvenirs.
If you would like to meet new people, Kuta Beach is the most popular beach in the area. People gather to beachcomb, surf, or just appreciate art. The beach hosts parties nearly every night, and each gathering has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a local pub or a more mainstream destination like the Hard Rock Café, you’re certain to make new friends.