Set sail along the eastern fringes of Indonesia’s vast archipelago to discover remote atolls home to communities of sea nomads, the world’s largest concentration of reef species, and the birds and butterflies that helped shape the theory of evolution.
Balinese art channels the sacred, dating back to a time when it was created for the gods. With nature and life so intertwined, it’s no wonder the canvas is a medium on which to explore Indonesian identity.
The explosions are floor-shaking. Rib-rattling. Bamboo “canons” (supersize firecrackers filled with calcium carbide) are the joy of teenagers in the run up to Nyepi — Balinese New Year.