Photo du Jour: Into the Wild Blue Yonder – Uluwatu Temple, Bali

 

Perched on a column near Bali’s sacred 11th-century Uluwatu Temple, a wild Balinese Macaque gazes out over the Indian Ocean. This critter’s serene stance could be misleading, however, given the mischievous nature of many of the monkeys on Uluwatu’s scenic grounds. Continue reading “Photo du Jour: Into the Wild Blue Yonder – Uluwatu Temple, Bali”

An Evening Ablaze: Attending the Kecak Fire Dance at Bali’s Uluwatu Temple

The setting for the Balinese Kecak Fire Dance was dramatic.

First, we passed a swarm of mischievous macaques (monkeys) that spirited away visitors’ sunglasses, water bottles and sandals before our very eyes. We’d read warnings about these cheeky monkeys prior to arriving at the Uluwatu Temple, and the guidebooks advised visitors to stow away any removable accessories before entering the monkey zone. Continue reading “An Evening Ablaze: Attending the Kecak Fire Dance at Bali’s Uluwatu Temple”