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Bali, Island of the Gods

Bali, Island of the Gods

PULAU DEWATA “Island of the Gods“ – as the Balinese call their country. Who wants to contradict them there?

Coconut trees shade fine sandy beaches, snow-white in the south, volcano-black in the north, varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides; Bali is blessed with dream beaches, a fascinating culture, tropical climate and fauna and so much more … The gods must know best after all, where on earth they can live heavenly !

Me personally, I am very attached to this pearl in the Indian Ocean. By now nearly 10 years ago I did my first kite-course on Bali and therefore this island has a very special place in my heart.

In my personal column “Kite & the Planet” in Germanys kite magazine No.1: “Kiteboarding” I’m writing about my return to this magic island. According to the editorial department, this article is the very most perfect one (in terms of everything: travel facts + info on the country, kiting, surfing, other attractions and things to do… etc.) that I’ve ever written 🙂   I reckon that’s directly related to the feelings I have in my heart for Bali, and trust me, you will too once you explore the Island of the Gods yourself !

Check out this 8-page feature directly here, ready for you to read online or download, just simply scroll down and select!  The photos were taken by a master of his métier: Mark Thorpe, who has won the Cannes Prize in his respective field (underwater film) several years back when he was still working for National Geographic (filming white sharks in South Africa !!!), an amazing photographer and absolutely phantastic guy, I would like to take this opportunity to say “THANK YOU” for all your hard work mate, it was such great joy to shoot with you!

Enjoy guys and please send me your feedback, I always love to hear from you!


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NAME : Kiteboarding

RELEASE DATE : April 2011


AUTHOR : Gabi Steindl


CATEGORIES : travel stories

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