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bali // asia Kintamani Michael Travers, marketing and communications manager at SeaTrek Sailing Adventures (seatrekbali.com), has lived in Bali for 10 years. “Kintamani in northeast Bali is the collective name given to the area surrounding Gunung Batur volcano and Lake Batur, which both sit within a massive ancient caldera. This iconic view from the rim of the caldera has to be one of the most photogenic sights in Bali. The volcano is still active so you can often see steam puffing out of vents near the summit. I love drinking locally grown Kintamani coffee on the open verandah of one of the many restaurants overlooking this spectacular vista. The view is best captured in the misty early mornings before the place gets too busy.” Puri Saren – the Royal Palace at Ubud American resident Ryan Ver Berkmoes first visited Bali in 1993. Since 2004 he’s been writing the Lonely Planet guidebook to Bali & Lombok, as well as writing about Bali for the Lonely Planet Indonesia book and the famous Southeast Asia on a Shoestring guidebook. “In 1993, I went to Ubud by chance and was charmed! Going to see traditional dance after a day of walks out in the beautiful rice terraces was intoxicating. Now Ubud is a place of many pleasures and excellent restaurants, and even a royal palace. For the most Instagrammable shot of this place, go during a Balinese dance performance, which takes place every evening at 7pm.” Gunung Kawi Sebatu Janet De Neefe is the founder and director of the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Ubud Food Festival, and Bali Emerging Voices Festival, author, and owner of Casa Luna and Indus restaurants in Ubud (casalunabali.com). “This is a revered sacred place for purification, located on a hillside just 20 minutes out of Ubud (not to be confused with the place of almost the same name in Tampaksiring). I’ve lived in Bali for more than 30 years and it’s one of my favourite places – and there are loads of great photo ops. To reach it you have to climb down into the most magnificent jungle setting, and then suddenly you’re in the midst of extraordinary ancient shrines tucked into large caves, with a holy spring that runs through the grounds. Open-air public baths with water spouts are there for purification, with a network of old pavilions for praying nearby. Sacred places such as these are a lovely reminder of how special and picture-perfect magical this island is.” holidaysforcouples.travel 59 bali // asia Puri Saren – the Royal Palace at Ubud American resident Ryan Ver Berkmoes first visited Bali in 1993. Since 2004 he’s been writing the Lonely Planet guidebook to Bali & Lombok, as well as writing about Bali for the Lonely Planet Indonesia book and the famous Southeast Asia on a Shoestring guidebook. “In 1993, I went to Ubud by chance and was charmed! Going to see traditional dance after a day of walks out in the beautiful rice terraces was intoxicating. Now U Ր́ɕ)ፕЁɕхɅ̰ٕ)ɽ兰ȁѡ)%хɅ͡Ёѡ́)ɥ ͔)əɵݡх́)ٕ䁕ٕЀt)-х)5QɅٕ̰ɭѥ)չѥ́ȁЁMQɕ)Mٕɕ͕̀ɕ)ٕ́ Ȁ啅̸+q-хѡЁ )ѡѥٕٔѼѡ)ɕɽչչչ )ٽ1 Ȱݡ)ѠͥЁݥѡͥٔ)ɄQ́٥܁ɽѡ)ɥѡɄ́Ѽ)ѡЁѽͥ́ )Qٽ́ѥѥٔͼ)ѕ͕ѕՙ)ٕ́ȁѡյи$ٔ)ɥ䁝ɽݸ-х)ѡٕɅ)ѡɕхɅ)ٕɱѡ́хձȁ٥ф)Q٥܁́Ёɕѡ)䁕ɱ䁵ɹ́ɔ)ѡ́ѽ今t)չչ)-ݤM))Ё9́ѡչȁ)ɕѽȁѡՅUՐ]ɥѕ(ÍѥمUՐѥم) ɝÝѥمѡȰ)ݹȁ ̈́1չ%)ɕхɅ́UՐͅչ+qQ́́ɕٕɕͅɕ)ɥѥѕͥ)Ѐѕ́ЁUՐ(ЁѼ͕ݥѠѡ)Ёѡͅ)Qͥɥ'eٕٔ )ȁɔѡ啅́ӊe)䁙ٽɥє̃L)ѡɔɔ́ɕЁѼ̸)QɕЁԁٔѼݸ)ѼѡЁЁչ)͕ѥѡՑ׊eɔ)ѡЁɅɑ)Ё͡ɥ́ՍѼɝ)ٕ̰ݥѠɥѡЁչ)ѡɽ՝ѡɽչ̸=)Չѡ́ݥѠ݅ѕȁ)ɔѡɔȁɥѥݥѠ)ݽɬ٥́)Ʌ她ɉ丁Mɕ)Ս́ѡ͔ɔٕɕ)܁ɔə)ѡ́ͱ̻t)͙ɍ̹Ʌٕ