Discover Bali Like A Local

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The island of Bali has so much to offer curious travellers. From unique cultural sites and hidden villages to traditional healing rituals and exotic cuisine. The best way to experience Bali is to ask a local and at Kayumanis, our team of butlers are always more than happy to share their knowledge about what to see and do.

To eat like a local, a visit to a small food stall known as a warung is a must. Timeless favourites include a delicious meatball soup called bakso or a plate of spicy fruit salad referred to as rujak. Bali’s famous babiguling or suckling roast pig is just too good to miss, and a serve of freshly grilled fish never fails to please. It is important to remember that Balinese food is cooked using chillies and exotic spice pastes, so be prepared for layers of intense flavour.

A trip to a local marketplace is always an adventure where everything from fruit, vegetables, household goods, clothes and religious objects are sold from a mismatch of makeshift stalls. Alternatively, head off the beaten track to the village of Tenganan to see how the descendants of Bali’s original inhabitants live in a community governed by archaic customs. Take a look at the island’s religious calendar, which is filled with auspicious days, to witness a traditional ceremony. There is always something fascinating going on and the only way to find out is to make friends with a local. 

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