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8 reasons to hire a private guide in Bali

8 reasons to hire a private guide in Bali

We arrived in Bali during the night. Our driver, who we had booked in advance, was waiting for us at the airport. The arrangements were made from our home via the internet two weeks before we left. The driver was the first Balinese person we’ve met. We spent our entire drive to Ubud, which took us 1 hour, talking about his country and listening to his stories about his family and everyday life. The next day, I woke up while…

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Is life black and white in Bali?

Is life black and white in Bali?

I see black and white checkered sarongs everywhere in Bali. These pieces of cloth are draped over trees, statues, and worn by people in ceremonies. – Nice fabric – I say quietly, and look for the next attraction. – However, this pattern has deep meaning – I hear. The old lady is standing next to me. – Black and white check symbolizes dualism in life – she says – Good and evil, brightness and darkness are building our life together…

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