B A M B U  I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.

Bambu Indah, Ubud Bali

The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javanese teak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround
you in beauty and comfort.
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C A F E   B A L I
The decor, food, service and thirst-inducing cocktails at this beautifully designed restaurant
overlooking Jalan Laksmana has been enticing our tastebuds on every return visit to the Island.

Hanging Lights at Cafe Bali, Seminyak In 2014 we had a 10 month stint living out on the Bukit Peninsula – Cafe Bali was our go-to after the long motorbike ride to town, for a refreshing
 Margarita  drink, tranquil vibes and comfy cool spot to let those jelly limbs revive after the long bumpy ride.  


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J A L A N  J A L A N
K A W A N  K A W A N

translation [Indonesian ➵ English]

‘When I Walk With My Friends’

Possibly the best 3 minutes of my life I have given, to the time sucking sport of pushing the Play button.
K A S S I A  M E A D O R
&   H E R   F R I E N D S 

 The soul, fun and simple pleasures in life oozes from these frames, shot by DEUS.
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heather-headshot-287x300Heather Goldman of
Heather Benjamin Jewelry

This story encourages you to follow your heart; be lustful for adventure, life experiences, and how to combine your passions with work and at the same time, travel the world…

We are chatting to our friend Heather Goldman, Founder/Creator behind the
beautiful and unique designs that 

HEATHER BENJAMIN JEWELRY
are famous for. Heather is currently located in Santa Monica L.A. and manufactures her jewelry in Bali, Indonesia.

This is Heather’s story 
— ‘Not So Ordinary Citizens’ interview —

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I S L A N D  L I F E 

With this much beauty all around us, we are truly grateful to be part of daily life in this sea-side Village.

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A Balinese child in costume awaits the start of a ritual ceremony to welcome "Nyepi", Bali's Day of Silence and the Hindu New Year, at Monumen Nasional in Jakarta Don’t go surfing on Nyepi. Let the Sea God Baruna have his solo session, and be stoked you’re in Bali, with all the tomorrows to go surfing. 

Tomorrow, 31st March 2014, is Nyepi Day here in Bali, the celebration of the Balinese New Year.
There are strict rules that are enforced on the Island where people may not leave their homes/villas/hotels, (even to surf or go to the beach) make noise, use electricity including lights, no work is carried out, shops are not open, the airport is closed for 24 hours, Bali seems to be empty.

But many surfers and beach lovers will be asking : Can you surf or go to the beach on Nyepi Day…?  
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The H A N D S O M E
C O L L E C T I V E  

a n  I S L A N D  H O M E

“All great changes are preceded by chaos”
Deepak Chopra said.
This is exactly how it was for us as we seized the opportunity to lead a more simple and fulfilling existence in Bali..

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IMG_4472Yoga in Bali – Desa Seni – Yogathon

Desa Seni held their fourth annual ‘Celebration of Life’ 12 hour yogathon this last Sunday in Canggu Bali. The event was organised with precision and their staff worked tirelessly to keep the sanctuary that is Desa Seni tidy, with never-ending mountains of coconuts being macheted open, and table-laden bowls of healthy food offered at lunchtime..
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S T A I R W A Y
T O
H E A V E N
Bingin Beach Bukit Peninsula Bali

StairwayToHeaven.HandsomeCitizensThe Many Steps of Bingin, so worth the journey down to the beach mecca below.
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“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu
Image by Jeff Divine : E Bay, Mentawai’s, Sumatra, Indonesia 2001 :
Jeff Divine Surf Photographer website here

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Yesterday we were invited to
M I C K ‘ S  P L A C E
B A L I 

to attend an information session with
T A S  P A S A R 
a campaigner in the fight against plastic bag pollution on Bali beaches.

Image via Surfer Mag of Bede Durbridge
battling the plastic somewhere in Indo


Mick’s Place Bingin supporting re-useable market bags

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Magali & Matt Wed, Bali – Destination Wedding

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We at Handsome Citizens can not encourage you enough, if you are heading down the aisle; to consider a destination wedding. We were married at a private villa on the cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali, with a very few intimate friends, and we recommend it highly. No stress, no fuss, beautiful surroundings, warm weather, surf/yoga/massage all at your fingertips to get the day started, your own pool and private villa, wonderful staff to look after you, and make sure your day goes to plan. Are we selling you? If you need a little more persuasion or if you just fancy a sticky beak, take a look at this wedding shown on The Lane, an on-line wedding directory.
Magali Pascal, a French fashion designer; and now husband Matt, were married in a private villa at Canggu in Bali on 6th July 2013 with a 1920’s Gatsby inspired theme, together with 120 guests. As you can see it was a magical affair, with the ceremony held on a bed of pink rose petals with a backdrop of giant bamboo at 5pm… ☟☟ Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tunes | Morning of the Earth | Terry Hanningan “I’ll be Alright”

We chose this weeks Tuesday Tunes to coincide with our recent move to Bali. We are chasing a more simplistic way of life.  Morning of the Earth is a 1971 classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick. And although our electronic obsessed society is nothing like the free & simple 70’s, we would dearly love to let go of the consumerism; that we like everyone else, is currently caught up in (noted: we still have our computers & devices, firmly in hand!) To focus instead on having a simple roof over our heads, (bungalow) which has little space for storing clothing; requiring us to limit the wardrobe; no car; no air conditioning and with only cold water. Best of all the location of this sea/tree change is none other than the area near by Uluwatu, the scene of many of the iconic images in the Morning of the Earth surf film adventure.. ☟
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S e 7 e n S i g n s
a Travelling Film, presented by Innersection Films is a story of Six Filmakers, Six Countries, and a Multitude of talent – Joel Fitzgerald, Harrison Roach, Ozzy Wright & more.

Another experiment in collaborative filmmaking. Featuring Deus Motorcycles for the journey.
Release date December 2013..
Get the juices flowing with this quick hit.