Sunday, February 16, 2014

NANTA Theatre - the funniest show in the world!

If you are every in Seoul I highly recommend watching a show called NANTA. It is a non-verbal comedy show that includes traditional samulnori beats (traditional Korean music and instruments). It’s a show for all ages and all nationalities. 
The actors were amazing and were very good at their job. I have never laughed so hard in my life! Such an enjoyable show, one I could watch over and over again. They also have some parts where the audience participates and if you wanted to try get a chance to go up on stage, I advise sitting closer to the edges of the rows. 
They pretty much have shows every day, 3 times a day. There are two, possibly three, theatres in Seoul and on in Jeju. As the theatres are small the shows get booked out pretty fast so best to book online in advance. Their website has an English option so it’s all very easy to follow. I went to their theatre in Myeongdong. It was nice and intimate and then you could go shopping before (or after).
This show has been running since about 1997 and became very popular very quickly. They have also toured internationally. It’s just that good!
Go watch it!

The audience are forbidden to take photos while in the actual theatre so this is all I could get.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tanah Lot Temple

This was by far one of my favourite spots in Indonesia. It's a couple hours drive out of Ubud, which is where I was staying at the time, but I know you can plan a day trip to here from Kuta, too.

Long ago a temple was built on top of a beautiful rock formation off the coast of Bali. This was a perfect setting for tranquility, peace and protection. Certain times of the day, the temple will be completely surrounded by water and unaccessible. But at low tide you can walk to the base of the rock formation and it's surroundings.

The best time to head there is around sunset. This is the most popular time, too, as it faces west-ward and makes for a beautiful picture at the right moment. It definitely makes the temple that bit more magical.

You can enter the lower part of the island, after having been blessed by the monks in their natural underground spring, but the actual temple itself is closed off to visitors.

After being blessed by the local monks.