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Bali, Indonesia, 'Island of Gods' is renowned for its spectacular and diverse natural scenery encompassing volcanic peaks, steeply terraced rice fields, vast sweeping tropical beaches, dense forests and lush gardens. It's equally famed for its unique Hindu culture and plethora of exquisite visual and performing arts. Tucked in Bali's remote northeast corner is Amed, a mountainous coastal region of tiny fishing villages set in crescent bays that are separated by rocky headlands and backed by pretty mountains whose ridge lines dip their toes into the gentle Bali Sea. Amed's little-visited mountains are inhabited by local farmers and fisherman. Hidden in the hillsides are their thatch and stone houses, terraced fields, Hindu temples and pagodas, and secret watering holes. From the ridge lines, spectacular views of Bali's north coast await visitors. Hiking in Bali guides adventurers on 20 charming hikes along narrow mountain footpaths, remote roads, grassy headlands and Amed's only long beach. The guidebook provides all the details needed to enjoy memorable excursions into a slice of the 'real Bali'. Each hike includes: * brief hike description * highlights of the hike * tables of 'fast facts' listing all essentials such as distance, hiking time, start/end points, and difficulty' * detailed step-by-step instructions * map * photos * amenities/facilities available in each hike area Hiking in Bali will also teach you important essentials for visiting both Bali and Amed, as well as how to stay healthy in the tropics. If you've ever dreamed of exploring Asia and you love hiking, unspoilt traditional culture and beautiful mountain scenery, Hiking in Bali is for you.
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Lash is an American nomadic world traveler who's been exploring Asia solo since 1998. An avid outdoor enthusiast, you'll generally find her hiking, mountain climbing, bicycling, scuba diving and snorkeling around Asia's bountiful natural areas. Lash started wilderness hiking at a young age with her family in the US. As a young adult she took up more extensive wilderness adventures: backpacking in American's national and state parks. She took her hiking enthusiasm to Japan, where she lived from 1991-1997, and hiked extensively in Japan's mountains and countryside. She first visited Bali in 2000, during which time she climbed all of Bali's main peaks and cycled around the eastern half of the island. She has returned to Bali most years since then, staying 2-6 months each time. Since 2007, she has spent three 4-month stints in Amed. While there, she hiked extensively, finally gathering detailed notes and taking photos as research for this guidebook. Lash is a PADI OWSI Diving Instructor and EFR Instructor (Emergency First Response). She has spent most of the past 14 years, from 1998 to 2011, living in the tropics. She runs a popular travel blogsite with stories, photo galleries, travel tips and advice. She plans to travel another 10 years, writing and blogging as she goes. Follow her travels: http://LashWorldTour.com/ Other works by Lash: CYCLING BALI: Guidebook to Circumnavigating Bali by Bicycle
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1463668147