The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... [read more]
Date: January 25th 2009
My short journey through Bali extended as far out into the world as it did within me; I was moved by the people, by exquisite landscape and by the intangible energy of this region.
WayanOur wonderful driver I Wayan Suriadi, whom we found at the airport in Denpasar, Bali, was not only a knowledgeable guide for the area but one of the kindest people we met by far. We liked him s ... read more