I’M GOING TO BALI. February 8, 2016 I’ve been keeping a little secret. I’m going to Bali. In just a few weeks. B.A.L.I. For 2.5 weeks. (!!!) A crazy deal popped up right after I returned from my Amtrak Adventure (like, that very day) and before I could talk myself out of it…I booked that mama. Part of me still can’t believe I’m going but another part isn’t surprised–I told many a person that I wanted to do Bali or Johannesburg in January of 2016 and….well you know how I feel about speaking things into existence. I planned my trip so that I’d be there during “Caka”–the 6 day Balinese New Year celebration. Nyepi Day, which falls on the 3rd day, is a day of total silence on the island from 6am to 6am the following day. No one is allowed on the streets, all shops are closed, the airports are completely shut down (arrivals & departures), no travel, no entertainment, no electricity & very minimal sound. It’s a day of silence, fasting, self-reflection & dedication to God with the belief that the evil spirits will avoid the island if it’s silent. I love experiencing places (and events) that are far from our US traditions and this sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience so I’m off to take part! I haven’t yet made any plans (housing or otherwise) so if you’ve ever been to Bali/anywhere in Indonesia I’d love to hear your suggestions–the countdown is on!! Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 2 Comments on I’M GOING TO BALI. Jeff Lock February 9, 2016 at 10:38 am (1 year ago) Dayka, Hope you enjoy your holiday. I am trying to get in touch regarding your wonderful blog on vitiligo.(last year) I work for the Vitiligo Society in the UK and produce a digital newsletter for our members. Your blog is inspirational stuff and I intend to reproduce some of it in our March 2016 newsletter, if that’s OK with you. I would be really gratefuk if you would drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Reply DaykaRobinson February 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm (1 year ago) Hey Jeff–thank you for the kind words! Check your email! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.