My Inspiration

I find that the really good part of being "trapped" in Planet Earth, and the one that makes me want to jump!, is that we get the chance to explore the many wonders and awe striking phenomena of nature -which can sometimes really bring tears to my eyes and move me in very special transcendental ways- plus, we have the benefit of having at our disposal an immense array of human production, from architecture to gastronomy, from design to literature, every aesthetic manifestation of our great creative potential; art in its different forms can occasionally have that divine little thing that makes me feel flabbergasted, touched or even changed. I hope to share some of the "God on Earth" practical experiences that I've collected during my travels through this humble blog.

17 may. 2012

Ubud, a Cultural Hub in Bali, Inodonesia

 Ubud is considered the “Capital of Balinese Culture” in the tropical and beautiful Indonesian Island of Bali. It is a town located in a lovely mountainous area and surrounded by an incredibly green tropical environment, with luscious vegetation and charming country sides.

Besides its natural beauty, Ubud is a good base from which to visit many Hindu temples and take in the historical background of this culturally rich area. While visiting the archeological sites, one can also witness the religious traditions of Bali´s population and the country lifestyle.

Ubud also has several art galleries and museums, “Wayang” Puppet Theater, interesting local music and Balinese dance performances that are everything from extremely mold-braking and bizarre, particularly so for the occidental culture, to an explosion of artistic beauty and attention to detail. Balinese Dance, accompanied by gamelan music, portrays some of the most fantastic and imaginative characters this art form can produce.

The article “Ubud, Indonesia: Capital of Balinese Culture“ has a more detailed overview of Ubud: Indonesian culture, including its different art forms, things to do in Bali; photographs of Hindu temples, Ubud´s art scene, traditions and countryside, a Bali Map, Accommodation and Indonesian Food.