Bali’s Royal Family of Karangasem
Spectacular photographs of Bali and Indonesia from the air with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys
Ever wondered about what you are seeing from the air in that window seat? Well, IBG's Hidden Journeys Project wants to help by providing interactive guides to air travellers.
Here are some great photos from the flight path from Singapore to Sydney, exploring some of the world’s most remote and spectacular landscapes in Southeast Asia, namely Bali and Australia.
You can see the isolated outer reefs of the Timor Sea, and the spellbinding horizontal waterfalls of Australia’s Buccaneer Archipelago. Also visable are The Red Sand Dunes of the Simpson Desert. This new interactive guide illustrates an fantastic diversity of landscapes and culture as well as natural wonders.
Certainly the highlight from the flight path from Singapore to Sydney is the magical island of the Gods ~ Bali, Indonesia. The project explores the graceful ancient culture, the extreme volcanic landscape and the diverse ecology of the lush island.
Gunung Agung © Martin Garrido - Mount Agung is the largest volcano in Bali and is considered holy
MacDonnell Ranges from the air © Andrew Mitchell - The MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch for 220km across Australia, and Alice Springs in the distance from the air
Paddy fields in Bali © Riza Nugraha - Terraces make the most of the hilly landscape and rice thrives in the volcanic soil
Thanks to the RGS for these spectacular photographs.
Hello Fellow Travelers and Photographers,
Today's Balifornian Photo of the Day comes from Kuta Beach on Bali's neighboring island of Lombok. While Lombok's Kuta Beach is much quieter than Bali's beach that shares the same name, you will encouter some hawkers selling bracelets and nicknacks. However, nowhere near the intensity and crowds on Bali's Kuta.
There are some secret and secluded beaches on Bali but most of the southern beaches are packed with partiers and sellers of all maner of goods. This is both a blessing and a curse to Bali, but the island offers many things to many styles of traveler. You can read more about Kuta, Bali here.
But back to Lombok's Kuta. Here you can find solitude, a place to meditate, do yoga and remain relatively uninterupted. Sure, upon arrival you may be surrounded by young girls wanting to sell you thier wares, but once you make it clear you are not interested (just tell them, "Mbak, tidak tertarik"). They will retort, "It is for my school and we need the money". It's certainly up to you and supporting education is always high on my list, but if you want your peaceful beach stroll, just make your intentions clear and you are off to find your solitude.
Kuta Beach offers many hills and peaceful spots to sit in meditation, clear your mind and relax just as this woman was able to do.
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Heading from Lombok to Sumbawa we encounter numerous islands, many uninhabited, that beakon our interest. The snorkeling, diving and surfing in Sumbawa is some of the best in Indonesia.
Huge turtles swim with us as we play in the turquiose waters of this uncrowded paradise.
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While attending a sacred ceremony at Pura Besakih, Bali's Mother Temple, this handsome young fella flashed us his beautiful smile and huge bright eyes. Thousands of Balinese Hindus flock to temples on Gunung Agung, The holy volcano and the highest point on the island of Bali, for the week long celebration. Mount Agung is the most sacred spot on the island and rises 3142 metres above sea level. Its a trek to get here especially when thousands of others are attemtping to navigate the small winding roads to give their offerings to the Gods, but its well worth it.
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