Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ubud: Eat Pray Love Sundays

Eat. Salak.
Also called "snake fruit" due to its scaly skin, salak is grown in Bali and in Yogyakarta. I encountered this fruit from a trip to the organic coffee growers who were selling exotic fruits (at least, to Westerners) at the same time.

Eat. Salak.

Pray. Canang Sari.
Everyday, Balinese Hindu offer flowers, money, and even candies placed in coconut-leaf baskets as a way of thanking their gods in praise. These are called Canang Sari and are usually found in shrines, houses, and even on the streets.

Pray. Canang Sari.

Love. Kecak Dance.
One of the many cultural performances you can watch in Ubud, the kecak dance is performed mainly by men. Click here for a clip of the kecak performance.

Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana.

- wikipedia
Love. Kecak Dance.

Eat Pray Love Sundays is a series I'm doing, highlighting one destination and how it nourishes travelers and locals alike. 
"Eat" features a location's food; how it nourishes the physical body.
"Pray" pertains to anything about worship or nourishing one's spirit.
"Love" is such a broad topic that it covers the rest--people, nature, culture. Those that nourish the soul. 

Next Sunday, I'll be putting Long Island, NY on the spotlight!


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