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Ini Bali / This is Bali

In Search of the Real Bali Bali is a global tourist destination. So, it makes sense that Bali seems to be overdeveloped. People may complain about it–the overdevelopment. Most definitely there are less rice paddies (sawah) in Ubud than there was when I first arrived in 2010. But, if one is wanderer/adventurer, one doesn’t have […]

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Photography

Beauty in the Mundane

Everyday Bali I contribute and support a few online photography forums. I enjoy seeing other people’s photos. I learn new things, see new perspectives, and get inspired. I definitely value people’s constructive feedback. Recently, I started to comment on a photo in a street photography group when I read some feedback that disturbed me. Here’s […]

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Photography

Chasing Harsh Morning Light at Pasar Ubud

Chase light with Bali Street Photographer. Offering donation-based photography tours in Ubud, Bali.

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Great Introduction to Pasar Ubud

“The tour was a great introduction to the Pasar Ubud. Mark gave some great tips on spots to shoot and I was able to head back to the market again the next morning to get some great shots with some more favourable light. Thanks Mark!” ~Bryn & Diane from Toronto Canada So happy to hear […]

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Relating to and Understanding Ubud

“My boyfriend and I were blown away by our time spent with Mark in Pasar Ubud. Sure, the temples, art, culture, etc. is as colorful as it is impressive but without Mark’s guidance, we wouldn’t have been able to relate or understand the depth of how majestic this place was. Mark made Ubud fun! He […]

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A Keen Eye

“On my first trip to Bali, I stayed in Ubud and was introduced to an English speaking local, Mark Chaves. He hosts cultural market tours to tourists to explain the Balinese culture and customs. It was a great experience because he knew the local customs and the ins and out of the culture, the food, […]