my travel blog

In between paid works and life enjoyment, I've covered some events, festivals, and dives. Have a look at my last adventures through these blog posts.
November 25, 2019

Trance and possession in Bali

On the opposite side, the gambelan orchestra played in a different way than I was used to listen: it was, somehow, hypnotic. Sometimes, slow and quiet, and then speeding up to a frantic loud rhythm. Soon I realised there was, at least, a man and a woman in trance, dancing, and I found myself a shooting position.
June 9, 2019

Cockfighting in Bali

In fact, cock fighting is a “multi-million dollar business”, with events happening periodically in every small villages, daily in the major cities, and yearly on Balinese Hindu ceremonies. Business man bet hundreds of dollars in each fight and roosters are bread in every corner, sometimes illegally imported from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
January 8, 2019

Praying day in Karangasem

People go up the stairs and wait for their turn on the external yard. Once the previous prayer is finished, people leave and give room for the new comers. There is not much to see apart from each others, and three giant offerings: two elaborate sculptures made from pork skin, fat, meat, and internal organs, and one made of different fruits.
May 8, 2016

Plebon – Royal cremation in Ubud

he visible part of the ritual started with the placement of the mortal remains on a Bade (towering structure), which was then paraded, along with the stair and a black bull effigy (Lembu) along 1.5 km to the cemetery. Then the remains were taken away from the Bade and placed inside the Lembu, which was cremate
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