Archive for April, 2012

We had several very severe storms on Bali lately.  This last one has uprooted 7 of our beautiful trees. The storm caused quite some damage on our premise –  one of the entrances to the coconut house was damaged, and also a small bridge was destroyed when a tree fell on it.

Uprooted tree

our little bridge crossing the small river got completely smashed

Currently we are in the process of cleaning up the mess. Soon we’ll start reconstruction…..

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It is rainy season on Bali. Heavy rains and storms are quite common during this time of the year. One side effect of the rain, in combination with the hot and humid temperature is the fast growth of algae, weeds and fungus.

The roof of our green house was completely covered with algae. No sunlight would come through the roof anymore, …which the plants down beneath did not like of course.

Something had to be done. Ketut was very creative in developing a tool, a special brush, with which he could clean the roof.

And see what kind of cool construction Ketut made:
A bamboo stick, with hair from a coconut shell attached to it as well as a water hose.

Ketuts Balinese cleaning-gadget

This construction worked quite efficiently and not before long, the sunlight would shine through the roof again !

Roof cleaning the Balinese way

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Here on Bali there are many beautiful places and attractions which our guests can visit during their stay on the island.

Many of the sights can be reach within few hours. At Jiwa Damai we organize day-trips and excursions for our guests, according to their wishes. We have a privat driver who will be exclusively at your service.

Today we want to take you to the northeast of the island, to a small village called Amed. This is a very calm place, ideal for relaxing  with beaches of black lava sand.

Black lava beach in Amed

In Amed you can find pretty cheap accommodation. We can book a hotel or guest house for you if you wish. The thing to do there is go snorkling. There is a huge ship wreck lying few meters away from the beach, grown over with beautiful colorful corals and plants. Tropical fish are swimming through the corals – an amazing sight !

Along the way up to the north you will pass the famous sight of Tirta Ganga – the ancient royal water gardens. Tirta Ganga was built by the last Balinese king of Karangasem.

It is definitely worth to stop here and take a walk around. The beauty and serenity of the place is astounding.

Tirta Ganga - water gardens

Tirta Ganga - Bali, Indonesia

Ask us for individual excursions and day trips. We will be glad to arrange a trip for you, exploring the beautiful Balinese nature and/or getting to know Balinese culture.

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