The last week of our stay in Indonesia was an artist immersion at the home of mask guru Anom Nonick and his wife, the lovely and hospitable Dayu. If you want to check them out, you can learn about the magic of Anom and his family in this recent National Geographic article, Bali's elaborate masks offer a connection to the gods.
Our Mid Trip experience was designed as a vacation day...as long as you consider getting up at 1:30am to climb a volcano before sunrise your kind of vacation. Our Mount Batur hike was a smashing success and so many of us are calling this one of the highlights of the trip.
The middle days of our GEO experience allow for a little sightseeing and local cultural exploration in UBud. Between morning language lessons and afternoon excursions, we’re shifting gears to prepare for our arts immersion and celebration of Nyepi . Today during our Batik lesson, Sophia, Bensen and Angus grabbed a few moments to share humor and reflections.
Yesterday marked the end of our time at Green Camp but the experience will no doubt stay with us. We are shifting gears a bit now, moving into the centre of Ubud and ready to spend a few days site seeing and engaging with Balinese hosts in their homes, temples and performance spaces. (Oh, the group loved the parents messages, so keep them coming!)
It has been a joy to read what the students are writing so I will leave the words to them -- but here are some photos and hopefully a few videos to show off the activities they have been doing at their first 24 hours at Green Camp!