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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The First ... Blogger Postcards From the World

BPW I - Bali

It is as if you’ve been there yourself…

Nonetheless, it’s only a picture in a postcard that manages to capture the beautiful cliff overlooking the sea.

Bali is well-known for its beaches, tourists from around the world would fly to Bali to see its natural beauty. Most of the beaches are really clean with white sands and blue sea. However, the crowded ones, like Kuta, are turning into trash as too many people, local and tourists, occupy this beach. Some small businesses are also operating along the beach such as cold drink seller, surfing board rental, hairstyle [braiding] service, etc. Some other beaches, on the other hand, remain serene although that’s only what I heard.

Don’t be mistaken, Bali doesn’t only attract tourists for its beaches, it also offers majestic Hindu temples [pura], hectares of green rice fields [you can even rent a bike to cycle along the “pematang sawah” [sides of the rice fields]], beautiful mountain and lake [such as Bedugul], and most importantly traditional foods that represents Bali [such as “Babi Guling” and “Ayam Betutu”].

Also, because most of this island’s population believe in Hindu [unlike the rest of other Indonesian islands], you will see a lot of dogs let loose on the streets. Mostly they are mongrels. However, if you look closely, there actually is an indigenous breed called Balinese dogs. They are prized for their long lush white fur. They resemble a white wolf, with smaller and less muscular build.

Bali is accessible in many ways. People from Australia could probably go on a cruise and harbored in Bali. While people coming from other islands, such as Java [my island], can make use of the ground transportation, and then board on the ferry port at Gilimanuk. Still, it is most accessible by air transportation. You would land on an international airport called “Ngurah Rai” [after a Balinese hero].

Bali is culturally rich and has a lot to offer. There are endless possibilities of what to explore in this one tiny island.

Thank you Meeta for hosting this wonderful event :)

So, who’s lucky enough to have received this postcard? We’ll see…


Anonymous Tanna said...

Could it be me? Oh, I wish.
Beautiful place I'd love to visit.
Hope you get one as beautiful.
Anticipation is wonderful isn't it.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Cynric said...

Hey I have that postcard!
It's indeed very beautiful.
Aha lucky me~ =)

8:13 PM  
Blogger K & S said...

what a cute blog you have and what a beautiful card!

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Ellie said...

That is an amazing postcard - the shadow that the cliff is throwing onto the water is just such a beautiful detail!

1:16 AM  
Blogger strawberry said...

Hi everyone,

Haven't checked my mail for a while and I got a bunch of comments in my blog!!
So very happy to see it :))
I love reading your comments!

Let's wait n see who gets it.. But nothing beats the experience of coming over to the cliff yourself ;)

10:53 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

What a beautiful card! And I loved you post about Bali. I'd love to visit one day.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Ivonne said...

Gorgeous postcard, Ceendy!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Puspha said...

Stunning picture. Wonder who's gonna get this card.

4:43 AM  
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