Galungan, a Traditional Balinese Ceremony

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Galungan a Traditional Balinese Ceremony

The family that hosts my Airbnb in Mengwi invited me along to the main ceremony as part of Galungan. A festival that lasts almost a week in preparations and events. I was even inadvertently included in the festival, read on to find out more. You can learn more about Galungan in my Bali blog post. This has to be up … Read More

Cockfighting During the Bali Ceremony of Galungan

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Cockfighting During Galungan on Bali

I was invited to watch cockfighting, this post may be a trigger for some. My advice is don’t read ahead if you don’t want my honest, unbiased account. I have included pictures, though none of the actual cockfighting, I draw the line there. Coming from a country where cockfighting was banned in 1835. I of course have some preconceived ideas and beliefs … Read More

Arriving in Bali My First 24 Hours

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My First 24 Hours in Bali

In the 24 hours since arriving in Bali, I’ve experienced a lot of true Balinese life. My Airbnb listing was described as a home with local living, and boy is it delivering. I must preface this with the fact that I arrived when the Balinese festival of Galungan was about to begin. Galungan in Bali Galungan is a festival about … Read More