Tag - Bali

Showing tattoo on Batu Bolong Beach, Bali, Indonesia

That Time I Got a Hand Poke Ritual Tattoo

So I did a thing… I got my first ever tattoo in Bali, forever changing my body! For the longest time, I have always wanted a tattoo. Let’s just say it’s my inner rebellious girl streak peaking through. Possibly due to my Asian parents telling me tattoos are bad and I should never...

Gunung Kawi temple with shrines in Bali, Indonesia

15 Incredible Temples to Explore in Bali

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods or Island of a Thousand Temples. It’s easy to see why since there’s a temple (pura in Indonesian) everywhere you look. A temple could be as simple as a shrine in a family housing compound. Once you step onto the island, it’s hard to ignore the...

Sipping water at Tirta Empul in Bali

How to Experience a Holy Bathing Ritual in Bali

One of my most memorable experiences in Bali was participating in a Hindu holy bathing ritual at Pura Tirta Empul. Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and it’s definitely a very spiritual place. You can feel the energy in the air where there’s a bit of a magical charge in the...