Now connected by a non-stop flight from the UK, this tropical island offers a rainbow of Asian flavours, cookery courses, and access to Indonesia’s most inventive chefs
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.