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Kecak Fire and Trance Dance in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The character of Laksamana Traditional dance is an art form that attracts many to the islands of Bali and Java, and one of the finest Balinese troupes we’ve seen is the Taman Kaja Community’s Kecak Fire and Trance Dance. Held each Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:30 at the Pura Dalem Taman Kaja.  The Kecak […]

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WoWasis discovers Bali’s Top 6 museums

Most Balinese museums of note are right in the town of Ubud, a couple of others within short driving distance are well worth a visit, too. Bali has inspired artists for generations, including a number of exceptional expat painters active in the 20th century, such as Rudolf Bonnet, Arie Smit, and Walter Spies. In Ubud […]

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WoWasis’ Indonesian Bookshelf: what to read before, during, and after your trip

There are a great number of terrific books on Indonesia, and we here at WoWasis suggest you consider buying in your own country when possible, as books in Indonesia are expensive, even for paperbacks. The other side of the argument is that by buying in Indonesia, you support local bookstores. Here are a few books […]

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Bali’s fun nightlife in Seminyak and Kuta

Bali’s nightlife centers around the southern towns of Seminyak and Kuta. While Indonesia’s night scene may not rival that of Thailand or the Philippines, it’s worth a night out just to take a look. Nightlife here starts late, around 10 pm or so, and carries on until 3 in the morning. Don’t worry if your […]

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