Bangkok – Floating Market
Bangkok – Night Time
Bangkok – Art
Tiger Cave Trek
Monkey Migration – Thailand, Krabi
On the Road: Thailand, Krabi, Ao Naang
Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This sport (soon to become an Olympic one) is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. It requires precision, strategy, and the body and mind perfect balance.
The National Park in Thailand which came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Leh (one of the islands) was used as a location for the 2000 British-American film The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Coming to Meditasi Bungalows, this is the retreat trip you can join to explore the surroundings: rice fields, Tirta Gangga and Lempuyang temple complex.
On the Road – Around Ubud, Bali
Monkey Forest – Ubud
Tirta Empul temple (Pura Tirta Empul) is a Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound is frequently visited not just by Hindus for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which is considered to be holy and to fulfil the wishes of the devotees.
Tirta Empul Temple was founded in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty and is dedicated to Vishnu.
Traditional Balinese Cremation is a time of celebration. The Ngaben (“turning into ash”) ceremony is remarkable to outsiders – e.g. David Bowie wanted to be buried in this traditional way. The local people are usually willing to allow respectful foreign guests to experience this unique way of sending off the deceased to the next life.
Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering, as well as e.g. on motorbikes and cars.
The phrase canang sari is derived from the Balinese words sari (essence) and canang (a small palm-leaf basket as the tray). Canang itself consists of two syllables from the Kawi language: ca (beautiful) and nang (purpose).
Meditas Bungalows in Amed offers a cooking class every day at 11:00. The participants learn how to cook some traditional Balinese dishes and a three-course menu.
Every morning around 6 a.m. the fishermen on the Aas beach part to catch mackerel and come back with their catch around 8 a.m. The simplicity and perfect organization of the trade inspires one deeply.