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Bali, a beach paradise

Bali has always been on your bucket list destinations. Thanks to it’s picturesque location and white sand beaches which keep us craving for it. Bali is an island located in Indonesia and is known for its beaches and perfect romantic getaway. I don’t need to tell you that why you need to travel Bali but i am here to tell you that there are certain things that you need to remember before travelling to your bucket list destination.

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1. Nyepi day: Nyepi day has just passed, and this unique festival is only ever celebrated in Bali. The whole island shuts down,including the Airport and no work, travelling or even noise is allowed. Everyone who is present on the island inclusive of tourist are suppose to follow it. They certainly take their silence very seriously.

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2.Kopi Luwak :Though Indians are known as tea lovers, but thanks to the change.We have largely acepted coffee.So for your love for coffee.The world’s most expensive coffee in the world comes from Bali. It is called Kopi Luwak and is not your typical coffee bean.They collect the beans from the digestion of a Civat Cat, which is a shy cat-like creature living in Asia. The Civat cat only eats the ripest and finest coffee cherries but doesn’t digest the bean. It sounds wacky but i am sure you wouldn’t mind being adventurous on your trip.

A four month old Luwak is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BAS Coffee plantation January 20, 2011 in Tapaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The Luwak coffee is known as the most expensive coffee in the world because of the way the beans are processed and the limited supply. The Luwak is an Asian palm civet, which looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret. The civet climbs the coffee trees to find the best berries, eats them, and eventually the coffee beans come out in its stools as a complete bean. Coffee farmers then harvest the civet droppings and take the beans to a processing plant. Luwak coffee is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines.

3.Black sand beaches:When thinking about the beaches in Bali you’d probably think of white beaches and clear blue sea. While there are some stunning beaches like that around the island, there are some with black sand instead! Take for example Lovina Beach, where the beach is covered in black sand that comes from the cooled lava of the Mt Agung volcano. Even though it’s not what you’d think of when dreaming about a tropical beach, it’s still worth a visit!

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4.Hinduism:Though Bali is situated in Indonesia which is predominantly part of Muslim culture but this isn’t same with Bali. Bali has majority of it’s population following Hinduism. When attending Hindu ceremonies in Bali, never walk in front of people who are praying, and never sit higher than the priest or the offerings.

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