Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony in Tulamben – II The ceremony

Once we were all ready, we drove to the ceremony place. A villager house, a few kilometres away. The Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony would occur as a...

Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony in Tulamben – I Preparation

Metatah (tooth filing ceremony) is one of the most important for a Balinese Hindu. It is, basically, the filing of the upper canine teeth. It is for...

Kumbh Mela 2019 – Tent City

We stayed for a whole week at Kumbh, walked over 2o km each day. My purpose wasn't just to get images, but to feel the event. If...

Sumba Island – general views and thoughts

If your idea of Indonesia is Bali, prepare for a totally different one, when visiting Sumba Island. People, sometimes, call it “primitive” which I cannot agree, as...

Trance and possession in Bali

I always say, when speaking about these subjects, that in Bali, one doesn’t need to have faith – just to watch.  Western people make this awkward mental...

Festival Pesona Tulamben

On an effort to attract tourists to Tulamben, there was the Festival Pesona Tulamben, (9-10) August 2019, with a few activities like the jukung boat race: [gallery...

Praying day in Karangasem

During nearly one week, on the beginning of January, there was the festival at Pura Dalem Putri, on the road access to Besakih (the mother temple of...

Zhuhai and Hong-Kong

On mid December 2018, I was invited to attend DRT (Diving, Resort and Travelling) show in Hong -Kong. That was a nice opportunity for an intro to...

Odalan ceremony in Muntig

Odalan is a temple anniversary, according to the lunar Balinese calendar (210 days). On this occasion, there are 3 day festivities, including praying ceremonies, processions, when deities...

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