Bali has become a top vacation spot for travelers from all over the world who often become enchanted with the island and return over and over.
Mick Jagger brought Bali to the world's attention when he got married there to Jerry Hall. The marriage did not last, but Bali is still considered by many to be the Home of the Gods. Later, everyone could see the beauty of Bali in Julia Roberts' movie Eat Pray Love.
In How To Find The Heart Of Bali, you will discover for yourself the passion that Bali has
inspired in Western visitors for more than a hundred years. Kate Benzin is a highly experienced tour director who has lived in Indonesia for more than 30 years and knows the island as few other outsiders do.
As Kate makes clear in her Introduction, this is not a typical guidebook and does not recommend specific hotels or restaurants. Rather, it is an introduction to social and cultural Bali so that the first time traveler to Bali can experience a dream holiday in this iconic 'tropical island paradise' destination full of culture and wonder.
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About the Author
Kate Benzin is originally from Chicago, but started moving around immediately after college. She is a seasoned traveler who has lived in Indonesia for most of the past 30 years since 1982 when she arrived for a 3-month contract to train people as word processors - and she is still living in Indonesia because she found that living in Indonesia gave her the kind of adventurous life that she had been seeking. So she stayed and taught English for 14 years. When Kate needed a new direction in her working life, she changed careers and became a tour director which allowed her to continue living in Indonesia while working all over the world - Indonesia, Russia, Spain, China, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, France and more. Now she spends most of her time writing in her home/office just north of Yogyakarta in Central Java which she shares with her three dogs. In her first book How To Find The Heart Of Bali, she shares insights that she gained during her many years in Indonesia. In her second book Transformative Travel, she shares how she fulfilled a lifelong dream of trekking in the Himalayan Mountains.