The Natural Guide to Bali

Enjoy Nature, Meet the People, Make a Difference


Author: Anne Gouyon

Publisher: Equinox Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 8238

Experience and explore the Islands of the Gods - naturally. This guidebook leads the traveller away from the busy beaches and tourist traps to exquisite rice paddies and pristine seashores. The Natural Guide to Bali is the first of a series of guide books dedicated to the appreciation and respect of nature and people. Brought to you by the Bumi Kita Foundation, the book is written by a team of ecologists and anthropologists with contributions by Balinese journalists, sociologists and artists who cast a loving but critical eye over their island. Discover the best of Bali's diving, surfing, sailing, hiking and bird watching. Read about treks to mysterious temples, hidden waterfalls and active volcanoes. Meet the people of Bali at work and play in their own villages. Learn the secrets of Balinese dancing, gong playing, painting and cooking. The Natural Guide to Bali is packed with stunning photos, maps and essays by some of the most well-known Bali insiders. This fascinating guidebook also includes accurate and detailed descriptions of over 300 boutique hotels, family homestays, eco-lodges and friendly cafes.

Real Bali

Temples, Palaces, Museums and Nature


Author: Kartika Dewi Suardana

Publisher: PT. Phoenix Communications

ISBN: 6029797166

Category: Bali Island (Indonesia)

Page: 120

View: 8613

Over the last thirty years, the tourism industry has blossomed and flourished in Bali, thriving on the natural beauty of the island, the astonishing rice terraces, the culture of dance, art and music, the processions, the temples and the ceremonies.But as tourism developed it began to push back the natural and cultural elements that it depended on, turning cow paths to crowded alleys, and deserted beaches to manicured resorts. The hotels that were built to bring tourists to the natural charms of Bali became magnets for spas, restaurants and shops in the surrounding areas and little by little, “real” Bali disappeared behind the concrete and steel of “new” Bali.Recently the pace has accelerated, with villas cementing over the fields, and malls blocking out the sunlight, until now Bali is sold worldwide more as a western-style park/club/dining/spa/shopping resort than a natural and cultural destination. We believe this is a great saddness and will not last long term, as the uniqueness of Bali is lost to the generic, non-Balinese development.Our response is this book, which is a guide to only the natural and cultural side of Bali : the temples, museums, natural attractions and 100% Balinese aspects of the island. Yes they still exist and indeed we only cover a small part of them, but need acknowledged, protected and preserved as the true source of tourism on the island. We hope this is the start of a return to “real”, authentic Bali in the eyes of the world.

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok


Author: Lesley Reader,Lucy Ridout

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858289021

Category: Travel

Page: 586

View: 1248

Paint your own picture of these paradise isles -- covered markets in Denpasar, beachfront villas in Sanur, homestays in the Ubud rice paddies, rave clubs in Kuta, dive sites in the Gili Islands -- or let us do it for you, with all-new color photos and completely revised coverage. Our expert authors bring you honest opinions and lively reviews, as well as special information for outdoors enthusiasts, vegetarian travelers, art lovers, and indigenous crafts collectors.

Bali: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Famous Tropical

To the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island


Author: Tim Hannigan,Linda Turnbull

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909086

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2259

The only guide you'll need for getting around Bali! Everything you need is in this one convenient travel guide—including a large pull-out map! This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Tuttle guide to Bali gives the latest information on what to do and see on this spectacular tropical Indonesian island. Bali is one of the few places in the world where an ancient civilization still thrives in the modern world. And the island has so much to offer: ancient temples, elaborate ritual celebrations, spellbinding music and dances, exquisite art and crafts, gorgeous beaches, bustling markets, delicious food, and much more! Bali: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Famous Island is the most complete guide to Bali ever published. Lively articles by world renowned experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative travel reference section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, and a glossary.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bali and Lombok


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465416994

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 1335

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bali & Lombok is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. This fully updated guide includes street maps of cities and towns, plus unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights. Vibrant full-color photography will help you visualize your destinations as you discover Bali and Lombok one region at a time. Detailed listings will inform you of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. Explore local festivals and markets, day trips and excursions, gorgeous beaches, and find your way effortlessly around the region. DK's insider tips and cultural insights will help you explore every corner of Bali and Lombok, as if you were a local. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bali & Lombok-showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.

A Field Guide to the Birds of China


Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon,John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps,Fen-qi He

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198549406

Category: Nature

Page: 586

View: 3189

'This book would get the thumbs up even if there ws an alternative available' Birdwatching

The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok


Author: Lucy Ridout,Lesley Reader

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 140538137X

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 8770

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok is the perfect companion for exploring the cultural and natural richness of these beautiful places, with clear maps and up-to-date coverage of the best attractions. Discover Bali and Lombok's highlights with the guides' full colour introduction, showing everything from dramatic cliff-top temples to sparkling white-sand beaches. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, with great coverage of family-friendly destinations and activities, the unique volcanic landscapes and Balinese pop music. Whether you're looking for bargain hostels and beach shacks or chic spas and boutique hotels, this guide has the information. There's advice on where to dive in Bali and Lombok, how to arrange treks to the island's volcanoes and the top surf breaks. With detailed maps, The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok gives you all the practical advice you'll need for a great adventure. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok.

The Plain Language Guide to the World Summit on Sustainable Development


Author: Rosalie Callway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136552723

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 7937

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 brought together thousands of delegates who mapped out the future of the global sustainable development agenda. The resulting technical document, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), identifies priorities in the implementation of Agenda 21 and other international agreements, and commitments that will take these priorities forward. This plain language version provides an invaluable reference to the outcomes of the WSSD by explaining the JPOI clearly for the lay person and expert alike.

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising

Antique, Period, and Modern


Author: Anna M. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146159717X

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 9470

There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.