Wander through Bali on this visual journey
Bali has been the favorite destination for locals and international tourists for ages. Full of magnificent beaches, breathtaking sceneries, marvellous trinkets and interesting culture, Bali is ideal for people wanting to escape from daily activities, enjoy a honeymoon, or even, have a great time with family and friends.
The first fact of Bali is its people. In the island of Bali, there are some people who have the same name. This is usual, becausen Bali, there’s this kind of naming sistym which involving nomes like I Gede, I Ketut, and some other familiar names. And this refer the individuals themself, are they the first child, second, or third in their family. So with this, don’t be confuse anymore with the people who share the same name in the island of Bali.
If in the usual area we usually refer man as mr. and woman as mrs. In Bali, they have different call. For the man, usually they are called Bli. This word can also be used to call the man guide, by calling him Bli. And for the woman, there’s also one name, the Gek and Mbok. Gek is usually used to call the girls, and Mbok is for the women who already aged, or maye older than you. You should call them properly with the suitabl name, because if you call a girl Mbok, that would be funny.
Based on the statistical data, the number of foreigner who come to Bali island each year reaches 5 million. That number is so amazing, remembering that it’s even surpassing the number of Balinese people in there (4 million in 2015). And it’s still keep growing from time totme because of there’s a lot of social media now, when people actually showing and promoting the attractionshat exist in Bali island. Are you one of those 5 millions people?
If you travelling Bali, and looking at some points, maybe you can notice that there are so many offerings here and there. These offerings are part of their daily ritual, that you shouldn’t break with any purpose. Usually they prepare this during the morning and place it later in some spots in their house. We as tourists should respect this tradition by not messing these well placed offerings, because it’s believed that something bad may happens to those who breaking this tradition.
Ever wonder why there are so many people in Bali in your last visit? Maybe you’re vacationing in Bali during one special time of the year, the Peak Season. Peak Season is when so many tourists coming to Bali uncontrolably. One gigantic wave at the same time. There’s flood of tourists in here. That’s why, during the season, you can’t even park your vehicle properly in some attractions because of high number of visitors. The Season itself is divided by two times. First, from June to August, and the second is Novmber til January.
People who coming to Bali mostly always hunt for the famous locations. After they look at the reference on the internet, or via talking with their friends who have the experience of visiting Bali before, they make the plan to visit those areas. There are some locations that are always crowded during this Peak Season. South Bali, areas like Uluwatu, Jimbaran, and Kuta are the most crowded ones during the season.
And this is the information for ladies. If you happen to have menstruation, you shouldn’t enter the sacred places like the temples in Bali. Some people do respect this rule, but some people don’t because they didn’t know about this in the first place. This rule has the relation with the religious side of Bali, which they respect the most. The menstruation is considered dirty in the religiosn. That’why, it’s forbidden to enter when a women has their menstruation.
And seeing the culinary in Bali, there are actually not much different than foods in Java island. Maybe they just come with different names, but actually the basic ingredients, and then the compositions are alike. For example, there’s Lalapan in Bali, which is like Nasi Pecel in Java. Also, there’s Cipat Cantok, which is in Java we can find with different names like Gado-gado or maybe Ketoprak.
If you want to go for North Bali after enjoying some beautiful attractions in the South Bali, you need a vehicle to do that because the way you’re going is so long. Even for hevicle like car, you need to take about 3 hours riding to be able to reach North Bali. If you have another option like motorcyle for example, you need for about 4 to 5 hours of riding to reach it. Even though the island itself seems small, it’s surprisingly wide.
In Bali, there are the local police called Pecalang. These police members take the actions in some events in Bali island. For example, during the Nyepi day, the local police wiill protect the area and warn tourist about the Nyepi day if they make some noice. Maybe because of this close relationship between the locals and local police, they are more popular then Balinese national police