I was born and grew up in Bamberg, Germany. With a background in Horticultural Engineering, I was Chief Inspector for Horticulture in Ansbach.
After my first holiday in Bali, I fell in love with this island. I came back to Bali the next year to volunteer in the Botanical Gardens of Bali Kebun Raya for 2 months. At this time I met Nyoman and more than 1 year later we married and I emigrated to Bali. Since 2001 I have been Indonesian citizen.
My husband and me share the same vision to live and do business. We want to make the stay of guests really special and that they understand more about what is the "real Bali". Business with ethics and good for all sides, especially for the environment, guests and locals.
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Dance like a Local
Inspired by the elegant Balinese dances and the entrancing Gamelan Orchestra music that you hear from every corner of Bali? Wish to discover the very essence of Balinese culture? How about learning from Gus Eka, 30 year old founder of a local art studio that has earned international acclaim? You will be astonished to recognize that he teaches traditional Balinese dance right from the beginning. What you get here is not a tourist-compatible trial lesson. No! A world of its own, the universe of Balinese Culture and Tradition will become appare...
2 - 6 pax
Art of Balinese Cooking
Gourmands, foodies and food critics unite with your passion for Balinese food! Learn about the secrets of Balinese morsels we crave in Lovina, North Bali in a relaxing environment. You will create a range of traditional Balinese culinary delights and gain insights into Balinese culture. And at the end, you will eat the food you prepared yourself! Let our expert guide- a horticultural engineer- regale you with tales of food as well as waste disposal methods!
2 - 16 pax
As part of Indiescapes curation, I spent some time with Gus Eka and Beate. They are definitely amongst the most inspiring people I've ever met. Hearing about why and how Gus Eka started his dance school, and his ambitions of spreading Balinese dance to the world was humbling. He's a world class teacher who is evidently loved by his students and fellow teachers. His objective wasn't just to teach us how to dance, it was also to understand all the principles behind it, and how it ties in with the Balinese culture.
Beate, originally German, now Indonesian, is a genuine lady who puts a lot of heart into everything that she does. She made me feel comfortable and right at home. The partnership she has with Gus Eka is amazing. And the dinner she provided was delicious!
I was also very lucky to watch Gus Eka's toddler son dance with his mother, Dayu. Heartening to see that the love for Balinese dance runs in the family!
almost 10 years ago
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