I am Balinese, born in Karangasem in a small village called Kangkang. I am married to an Austrian woman and together we have a little daughter, 9 years old. We built up a little guesthouse in the middle of Ubud and I like to show my guests around Bali.
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Be a Balinese Villager for a Day
Have you ever wondered how the modern themes of individualism or technology apply to us and our traditional customs? Ever wondered what our dating process is like and how marriages or divorces happen in the village? Ever wondered why everyone in Bali is named Wayan or Made? Through my personal stories, be privy to all this and more. Unlike many other touristic villages, my village is completely untouched by tourism!
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As part of Indiescapes curation, I went to Made's village in Kangkang. The best part of the experience were the stories! Made's village is truly untouched by tourism and still preserves many traditions and customs. These are not at all similar to the societal and cultural norms that the majority of us are used to. What makes the stories even more interesting is that Made's lovely wife, Birgit, is Austrian. It was intriguing how the modern world influences Balinese lives, and how they work with the differences.
I also really enjoyed the hills and rice fields behind the village. Something different from the usual cities, buildings, cars… A very relaxing yet insightful day!
almost 10 years ago
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