Beautiful Bali

Bali Guesthouse-3400This is the view from my guesthouse on the first morning I woke up in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Bali is one of those places that I had always wanted to visit but really had no idea what to expect. For me it is a place where cliché, myth and reality intertwine and easily defies labels. It is a compelling mix of; sweeping volcanic vistas and tucked away romantic coves; verdant rice fields and lonesome beaches; noisy jungles and arid plains. Its people seem to peacefully manage their combination of Hindi, Buddhist and Islamic beliefs with

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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