For the first few days though, I didn't leave my villa at The Mulia, a resort on the Indian Ocean in Nusa Dua that makes
4. Relax Try to give in to the tranquility of the environment and totally relax. It is hard not to do so Bali. Travel Tips
Conventional wisdom is to stay away from Bali on Nyepi. Nyepi, which this year falls on March 9, is a national day of silence, the start of the Hindi new year and so a time to reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead.
Everywhere you look in Ubud, there is a temple with rich statuary, frequently wrapped in black and white cloth, symbolizing good and bad, yin and yang.
During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.
Mila Shwaiko, born to Australian and American parents, grew up from early infancy in the village of Ubud in Bali, which today is more of a town and is a major tourist destination on the island.
You can't visit Bali's cultural center of Ubud and not see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from pura (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines.
In day-to-day tourism-free Bali, life is a relatively relaxed mosaic of extended family, food and placating the island's many deities with ceremonies and the endless small offerings or banten that Hinduism Balinese-style demands.