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Beautiful Bali with Classic Resorts & Emirates and some Monkey business!

26th March 2018 - 4:15pm

Ciara Kilpartrick (Classic Resorts) Catherine O'Hara (Manning Travel) Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts)

Ciara Kilpartrick (Classic Resorts) Catherine O'Hara (Manning Travel) Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts)

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Senior Reporter Travelbiz) recounts a visit to Elephant Cave Temple, a lovely sanctuary where Hinduism is celebrated and Gods revered. The elephant God Ganesh is a favourite deity and images and icons are everywhere. Although Indonesia is primarily Muslim, Balinese are largely Hindus. In case I omitted to mention, Bali has thousands and thousands of temples and religion is an extremely important part of life. Politeness, courtesy and smiles leave one in no doubt as to the tranquil attitude and ethic of goodness and kindness here.


Balinese people believe that inner and outer harmony should be balanced for health and wellbeing; hence, life is lived in the slow lane and pace is delightfully unhurried. Ubud Monkey Forest is next on the itinerary, so there may be a bit of monkey business afoot! Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts) promises not to ape around. Ahem! Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.... Well, we were surrounded by cheeky monkeys and watched them steal bananas and caper in lily ponds. We were even lucky enough to see a traditional wedding in full costume with a background of dense jungle - simply magnificent. Bali is a truly an island to stun the senses.

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Ciara Kilpartrick (Classic Resorts) Catherine O'Hara (Manning Travel) Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts)
Group leaving Desa Visesa Ubud
Elephant Cave Temple
Helena Sweeney (Emirates) Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts)
Ciara Kilpatrick (Classic Resorts) Catriona Duffy (Cassidy Travel) Caroline Mc Dermott (O'Hanrahan Travel) Maura Fahy (Fahy Travel)
Karen Thornton (KT Travel) Fiona Dobbyn (Classic Resorts)
Fountain at Elephant Cave Temple
Guide at Ubud Monkey Forest
Not a happy Monkey!
Some real Monkey Business
Local Guides at Ubud Monkey Forest
Traditional Balinese wedding
Don Shearer is on a conference call!

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