November 2, 2018

Finally the long awaited day has arrived: The day of the melaspas ceremony for the new health post in the hills of Lipah. Melaspas is a religious ceremony that must be held for every new building. Construction work disturbs the harmony of a place: plants are dug out, t...

November 4, 2017

The day before yesterday, a big ceremony took place on the edge of the crater of Mount Agung. Of the smoking Mount Agung, by the way. There were 253 people participating in this event.

And one cow.

The balinese hinduism is probably one of the most misterious religions ma...

October 29, 2017

Since a few days people disappear from the refugee camps. They just get less and less in numbers. Where do they go, we want to know. Home to prepare for Galungan, we are told. Absolutely normal. As if there were no volcano.

A little excursion into the Balinese culture:...

October 17, 2017

Another visit to the evacuation camp in Bunutan. This time together with our friend Derk and his resort manager Putu. Derk is the owner of the highest rated restaurant on the coast, part of a small but fine resort in Bunutan.

Only a few 'evakuasi' are staying in the cam...

October 12, 2017

Everyone who has ever been to Bali knows that here religion is still a serious issue. The proverbial tolerance of the Balinese toward other religions is quite contrary to their dealings with their own religious rites. Some examples:

You can drive with a car only once...

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