Nyepi Day or Silence Day is an essential celebration for the Balinese Hindu community in Bali, Indonesia. It is a day of silence, self-reflection, and meditation that falls on March 22nd this year. Visitors to Bali during Nyepi Day can expect a unique cultural experience, but it is important to understand the customs and traditions … Continue reading Nyepi Day: A Guide for Visitors to Bali’s Day of Reflection
Nyepi is the Balinese New Year and means “Silence Day”. This happens (on a different date) each year because in Saka calendar a year has 420 days. The Saka calendar is based on the phases of the moon and the new year it is commemorated after the new moon. A new year in Bali is … Continue reading Nyepi Day
The virus: What to do and what not to do?
You can’t have missed the news about the virus that is spreading around the world in a very fast tempo: COVID-19, better known as the Corona Virus. In some countries, the exploding of the virus was huge in only a few weeks. Countries such as Italy and Spain had to deal with thousands of infections … Continue reading The virus: What to do and what not to do?
What surfing does to your body and mind?
Surfing may look like it’s nothing more than standing on a board and trying to ride the waves, but in fact, it’s so much more. For example, do you know how many calories you burn while surfing? And did you ever wonder which muscles are trained when you are surfing? In this article, we will … Continue reading What surfing does to your body and mind?
We’ve made a list with tricks, so you can choose for yourself which maneuver you want to try next time on the waves! BOTTOM TURN This is one of the most important tricks to start with while surfing. The bottom turn sets up every maneuver you want to do on the face. If you can’t … Continue reading Surf Maneuvers
Book a lesson get a 200K discount on Oakley eyewear!
You probably have heard before about the saying ‘Shoes make the man’. But did you know that a good pair of sunglasses also can make your outfit shine? Beyond that, it is very important to have a good pair of (sun)glasses that protect your eyes from the sun. Oakley is a very good and well-known … Continue reading Book a lesson get a 200K discount on Oakley eyewear!
Why surfing at Odysseys?
Walk down the beach of Kuta, and you will pass another surfing company every 5 meters. There are many places in Kuta where you can take lessons or rent a board and dive into the ocean. So, why should you take surf lessons at Odysseys? What makes us so special? First of all, we are … Continue reading Why surfing at Odysseys?
Galungan and Kuningan
If you’ve been traveling around the island of Bali for the last days, you probably have seen the decoration on the streets. The bamboo poles with offerings you see near the roads are called penjor, and those are the most visible signs of the Balinese holiday. It starts with Galungan. The habitants celebrate the victory … Continue reading Galungan and Kuningan
This coming Friday is February 14th, which means it’s Valentine’s Day. The annual celebration of love. For couples looking for a way to spend their day, perhaps some notable dining experiences might pique your interest. In Bali, there are many dinner sites with spectacular views. Beachside, riverside, cliffside, sunsets, or overlooking the fields and forests. … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
With the hot sun glaring at us every day as long as the clouds don’t obscure it, our skins burn, pleading to be protected, and warning us with the red sunburn we all probably know too well. Although the best protection may be provided by seeking shade between 10 AM and 2 PM and coverage … Continue reading Sunscreen Concerns