lookout from the treetop



I have decided to visit Bali for 3 weeks from 29th of july until 19th of August!!
It costs me $650 for a return ticket and 7 nights accommodation.
Because it is now during the peak season of Bali, prices are generally higher than those in wet season.

But I am sure that it will be great to experience culture shock in unique Balinese traditions.

I hope that I can find Bali in its traditional true colors rather than in resort style under big influences of tourism.

Although tourism has more or less changed the economy and lifestyle of Bali, which is not always the merits in terms of keeping up the tradition and indigenous lifestyle which suits people in the land.

But ironically, I have to thank influences of tourism for giving me more and more opportunity to visit places which are difficult to visit by myself and for assurance of a certain level of safety during the trip.

Have you ever heard of "Kechak"??
It is one of the traditional dance performances in Bali which is performed by a huuuuuuuuuge group of men!!
They dance singing (it sounds more like shouting, honestly......)"kechak kechak kechak kechak kechak kechak kechak kechak kechak......................."
endlessly. shitsukoino tonikaku.

I remember that I was so impressed and felt kind of fear by powerful but also threatening layer of voice when I listened to the CD of this performance in high school.

You can check out what it is like on internet and you will be surprised at its unique style!!

Next time, I would like to talk more about what I am interested in about Bali.
# by coo_brandy | 2005-07-21 14:19 | TRAVELS

Big helloooooooooo from Australia!!!

How is it going, mate!!

Iam a Japanese girl who has been traveling in Australia since the 20th of March,2005.

This blog is especially for the WONDERFUL people back home in Japan for giving me moral support. Also for the REALLY COOL people I have met in Australia from around the world.

I started my travels from Melbourne and have been to Alice Springs, Uluru, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, and now I am in Darwin which is in Northern Territory and is the hottest place in Australia.

I have many stories to tell you about my travels in Australia, and I will also let you know what I am doing in Darwin at the moment.

While I have been in Australia, my English has improved slightly, but if I have made any mistakes, I am quite sure that you will make great progress in guessing what I am trying to say as you read my blog. hehe...


I hope that you will visit my blog sometimes to see what I am doing in Australia!!
# by coo_brandy | 2005-07-17 14:56


this blog is about my travels in Australia.
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