Bali, Indonesia. Selamat pagi. During 2013 and 2014, my international travel was dominated by Indonesia. During these two years I spent a total of seven weeks on Bali and neighboring islands, exploring the culture, the cuisine, the rich ocean life and writing about Bali as an international travel destination.
Bali, tropical and exotic, is unlike almost anywhere else on Earth. It has a predominately Hindu culture within a predominately Muslim nation. It sits just to the west of Wallace’s Line, thus hosting a largely southeast Asian biota, just a stone’s throw from Lombak with its more Australian-derived biodiversity. Bali is steeped in tradition and faith, yet caters to one of the largest tourism markets in the region. It is a land of active volcanoes, verdant rice paddies, luxury villas and awe-inspiring temples. And it is nearly on the direct opposite side of the planet from my home in Maryland.
Indonesia perfectly brings together two of my greatest passions, stunning ocean life and exotic international travel. While there, I divide my time writing about Bali’s villa and resort accommodations, researching wildlife and conservation stories, capturing imagery of Indonesia’s diverse underwater world and sampling as much of the local food as I can comfortably devour.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the coral reef footage I collected in December 2014 on a GoPro HERO4 SILVER:
And for a taste of my travel reviews, check my Bali, Indonesia destination guide on gogobot:
You can read more about my travels in Bali via the following posts:
Also, check out my Instagram, it’s full of fun Balinese photos.