Bali: A Travel Adventure by Patrick R. Booz

By Patrick R. Booz

The tropical Indonesian paradise of Bali has terribly vibrant good looks. Terraced rice paddies possible stand up to the sky, whereas silhouetted fingers, nonetheless lively volcanoes and volcanic lakes distinction with beautiful shores and lagoons. Bali's temples, carved statues, and colourful paintings are facts of a thriving tradition that keeps its freshness and ease in a latest age. Bali: A commute Adventure is an unforgettable visible checklist of the island and its humans.

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Right: Harvesting rice is hard work, but the labor is done communally with a sense of anticipation of the rice cycle. In Bali three words for rice are used: padi, origin of the English term “paddy”, indicates rice that is still in the field; beras means threshed rice; and nasi is the final form of the cooked, edible grain. 30 Bali: A Travel Adventure (WK) Text Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:30 nture ge:30 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 31 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:31 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 32 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:32 nture ge:32 0ii-113 text_79487 001-061_C32005 5/16/05 22/5/05 8:084:35 AM Page PM Page 33 33 Opposite: Emerald fields of rice run through hills and valleys to the abrupt slopes of Mount Batukau, a volcano that rises to 7,467 feet (2,276 meters).

28 Bali: A Travel Adventure (WK) Text Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:28 nture ge:28 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 29 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:29 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 30 B303DJH Above: Balinese children help their parents in the fields, as in all other activities, from a very early age. Right: Harvesting rice is hard work, but the labor is done communally with a sense of anticipation of the rice cycle.

Merus are symbolically associated with Mount Agung, Mountain of the Gods. The little roofs are made of sugar-palm fiber and are sometimes now covered with corrugated iron. Bali: A Travel Adventure (WK) Text 33 Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure (AC32005-116) #175 DTP:174 Page:33 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 34 B303DJH 34 Bali - a travel adventure (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:34 nture ge:34 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 35 B303DJH Bali - a travel adventure (WK) 35 Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:35 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 36 B303DJH Pages 34–35: Wet-rice cultivation in Bali is controlled by irrigation cooperatives known as subak.

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