LIFE IN RURAL BALI

Travelers who venture just a few kilometers outside of south Bali's congested, over-developed tourist region, willl quickly discover a completely different Bali- the real Bali. 90% of Bali island is marked by tiny villages and towns that are barely touched by the wealth and western influences nearby. Most of Bali is, in fact, still poor, rural, and quite undeveloped. In these photos, catch glimpses of traditional daily life: mackerel fishing with colorful sailboats, salt-making, abundant farm animals, verdant rice fields, ceremonies, and locals working by hand, without the use of modern machinery. Here are views of a lifestyle rarely seen in the western world of this 21st century.