You don’t have to go far on the Indonesian island of Bali, to find yourself gasping in awe at the rice paddy terraces that are carved into hillsides all over the island.
Rice is the staple food for islanders and the practice of carving rice terraces into the hillsides here dates back more than 2,000 years. Using co-operative farming practices an individual farmer can yield up to three harvests a year from their terrace.
It’s nice to be in the southern hemisphere again. It does feel a little strange being back in a time zone that is shared with Perth in Australia but I find that somehow comforting. I’m in no hurry to get back to a Melbourne winter, that much is for sure, but you can’t imagine how incredibly tempting it is to just jump on a cheap flight back to Aus!
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