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A weeknight adventure in Bali is the Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance in Uluwatu. My friends and I didn’t plan on attending, but our pal at the jewel of all luxury resorts recommended the ancient ritual dance on the Island of the Gods. Why not? Upon entering Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of Bali’s sacred directional temples protecting the island from evil spirits in the Southwest, we were given special sashes and sarongs to wear and ward off any evil influences.

uluwatu 2Like any brilliant drama, the dance itself tells a story, accompanied by a choir of chanting and singing men, with a woman named Sita at the center of it all.

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There were moments I felt as if I were back in college, sitting within Shakespeare’s Globe, for the performance is an absolute spectator sport.

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Throughout the evening, leading up to Sita’s reunion with her husband, Rama, the energy was palpable. An unforgettable dance of life alongside the Indian Ocean as it broke against an Indonesian cliff at sunset. I’m telling you, kids, you must go to Bali. For more on the Kecak dance story, click here.

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Image Credits: Jenny Graham


  1. My dear Jen….I have been following you on this beautiful journey and Bali is now at the top of my must see places. I am so happy that you have these remarkable experiences in life and you share them with all of us. You inspire,ignite,invigorate and initiate our imaginations to do more and…. I will! I love and miss you and hope that we can get together in Brooklyn or Connecticut ….there is ALWAYS room at our home for you seriously come hang out with me in Pine Orchard. Love you so….Aunt Bernie

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