Archive for Indonesia

The Girl Effect: How we can do small things to change the world

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

I don’t remember their names. But I remember how I met them. That was about eight years ago, the first time I traveled to Ubud, Bali.

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Postcard Moment: Ubud Art Market

photo by Prime Sarmiento

The colorful Pasar Seni (Art Market) in Ubud, Bali

Quickie: 48 Hours (to Eat, Pray, Love) in Ubud

text and photos by Prime Sarmiento


I consider Ubud in Bali, Indonesia my spiritual home, a place to center myself. Whenever I can spare the time and money, I travel to Ubud, to help me cope with frustrations and pressures. To nurture my writing. To have some breathing space. To hone my spirituality.(read more here)

Postcard Moment:Goa Gajah in Bali, Indonesia

photo by: Prime Sarmiento

The Goa Gajah, better known as Elephant Cave, is located near Ubud, Bali. Ancient sacred site.

Q & A: Janet De Neefe talks about the Ubud Writers Festival

interview by: Prime Sarmiento

Janet de Neefe is the founder and festival director of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, an annual literary festival held every October in Bali, Indonesia. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Temple Offerings in Ubud,Bali

A New Year means A New Beginning

My first blog post for the year 2010 is a re-posting of an essay I wrote for BootsnAll I believe that this article, published in 2006, best captures what a new year means to me – savoring a new beginning by letting go of the past. Travelling light and get rid of that baggage. (read more here)

How I Got My Groove Back

First Published October 2005 at http://www.travelblog.org/bloggers/gypsygal

It’s called “active meditation”. (read more here)

The Art of Letting Go

First Published October 2005 at http://www.travelblog.org/bloggers/gypsygal

In a workshop about Eros and the Divine, and its significance in writing, our writing guru, Jan Cornall, mentioned that the principle of Eros is about “being alive and feeling alive.” Tapping into that energy, according to this Aussie performance artist/playwright/poet/songwriter, will help us in our writing process. (read more here)

Life Goes on In Ubud

(First Published October 2005 at http://www.travelblog.org/bloggers/gypsygal)
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I came to Bali burdened by the images of bloodied victims of the recent bombing plastered in the pages of the Malaysian dailies. (read more here)