Bali Travel Photography: Tea with a Prince, Holy Springs in Amed, a Ceremonial Cock Fight

quite a memorable experience. a tour of the Palace of Pelitian and coffee, tea, and delicious cakes with the Prince... amazing and beautiful in every way:

 Bali Travel Photographs - Prince of Pelitian

Bali Travel Photographs - Prince of Pelitian

 Bali Travel Photographs - Palace of Pelitian

Bali Travel Photographs - Palace of Pelitian

 Bali Travel Photography - Tea with the Prince of Pelitian

Bali Travel Photography - Tea with the Prince of Pelitian

an incredibly peaceful walk through the Amed countryside with Roy to the Holy Springs. earlier in the day, we had tea and cakes at Roy's home and he took us snorkeling. in the evening, he cooked us dinner on the beach - fresh caught baracuda! we also learned we share the same birthday :)


 Bali Travel Photography - Holy Springs in Amed

Bali Travel Photography - Holy Springs in Amed

 Bali Travel Photography - Holy Springs, Amed

Bali Travel Photography - Holy Springs, Amed

 Bali Travel Photographs - Holy Springs, Amed

Bali Travel Photographs - Holy Springs, Amed

 Bali Travel Photographs - Holy Springs, Amed

Bali Travel Photographs - Holy Springs, Amed

this ceremonial cock fight was a very spontaneous stop en route to Amed in the village of Sidemen. i was engulfed by the complexity of it all. there was so much going on in every direction, i hardly noticed the actual 'cock fight.'


 Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

 Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

 Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

Bali Documentary Travel Photography - A Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

 Bali Documentary Travel Photography - Women and Girls at a Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

Bali Documentary Travel Photography - Women and Girls at a Balinese Ceremonial Cock Fight, in the village of Sideman

without a doubt, the best decision we made was planning this trip through the Bali Institute. a huge thanks to Marcia and her organization that helps to honor and preserve this incredible culture through "conscious" tourism and in too many other ways to list here. the photos of the experiences shared above are just 3 of the highlights of this cultural immersion experience that we found particularly fascinating!

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