You might think that a Bali Christmas is limited to Christian ex-pats and tourists from places like Australia and the Philippines. But it’s not just surfing Santas and cultural imperialism, though there’s a bit of that too. Bali is home to some traditionally Catholic enclaves, including Tuka village, where local Catholics live in harmony with … Read More

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Booms in surfing and tourism mean that development has come to Bali at a rapid pace. This poses obvious environmental and economic problems. Bali’s natural wealth is what attracts so many visitors, but overdevelopment in the pursuit of tourist dollars can actually destroy the island’s rich ecology. Many think the solution lies in Bali ecotourism. … Read More

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Could two surfers have beaten Garrett McNamara’s big wave surfing record? Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle, along with Briton Andrew Cotton, may have logged a new big wave record into the books when he braved the waves at Nazaré, Portugal. Who will hold the new big wave record?  Will McNamara’s previous feat of 78ft (23.8m) stand? … Read More

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