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Nusa Penida

When you live in Perth, its just so easy to jump over to Bali and have an amazing holiday. But all too often we gravitate to the creature comforts that come in the form of the Western influence.

On our latest trip, fellow photographer @withoneeyeshut and I decided to explore a little deeper into the more traditional beauty in which Indonesia has to offer.

Arriving in Denpasar, we took transport to the East side of Bali the day before “Nyepi day”, which is the Balinese “Day of Silence”. It is an extremely special time to be on the island for both locals and visitors alike. An important Hindu celebration, the day is reserved for prayer, meditation, and fasting for the Balinese. I was extremely grateful to have this day, as it allowed me time to reflect and appreciate all the incredible experience Bali has given me.

The next day we took the ferry over to Nusa Penida, where we hired scooters and began exploring straight away. We didn’t have any idea where we were going to park up for the night, just thought we’d see where the road took us.

We explored everything from cave temples to seaweed farms and tree houses to hidden lagoons.

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