In Search of The True Bali

What an Amazing World!

Throngs of upscale fashion boutiques, fancy restaurants, and trendy clubs fill the streets of Seminyak – one of Bali’s liveliest areas north of the raunchy scenes of Kuta and Legian. However some might find it hard to feel the tranquility and the laidback atmosphere of Bali which drew the first tourists to the island decades ago as the island is now a popular holiday destination. Many choose to go to Ubud for its bucolic ambiance, surrounded by rice terraces and calm-flowing streams, to get the authentic Balinese experience they dream of. But as is the case with other places, the once quiet streets of Ubud is now studded with shops and restaurants, often conspicuously located right next to Hindu temples, palaces, or local traditional houses.

This time my coworkers and I head further northeast to find a relatively untouched and secluded patch of beach, far from the crowds and the…

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