Bali, Indonesia: Photo gallery
Photos and captions by correspondent Sydney Pfaff.
Above: On the western side of the Bukit Peninsula, Balangan Beach sits quietly surrounded by cliffs with just a few bungalows, a couple of small restaurants, and a handful of warungs.
Loud and crowded with tourists (specifically loads of Aussies), Kuta Beach is a very active surf spot. One of the most famous spots in Bali, this alley separates some of the most dense streets in Kuta, not far from the popular gay clubs and nightlife haunts of Seminyak.
Away from the coast and surrounded by rice paddies, Ubud is a peaceful area of Bali once you leave the town center. There are a handful of bungalows situated right in the middle of some of the paddies, just like this one here.
With some of the most gorgeous (and green) pathways in Bali, Ubud is known for its traditional Balinese culture -- and known to many as "the real Bali" due to the strong presence of ancient arts and religious temples.
On the southern most tip of the Bukit,
between the cliffs of Uluwatu, surfers flawk here for one of the most popular
surfbreaks in Bali. Home to the one of the most spectacular temples in Bali,
Uluwatu is home to many high-end villas and beautiful cliffside views (and
sneaky monkey thieves ready to pick your pockets).