珀尼达岛（Nusa Penida）是巴厘岛东南面的一座离岛。大多数游客只是匆匆坐船到珀尼达岛的水域进行水上或水下活动，但这片陆地几乎被大家完全忽略了。Lonely Planet上对这里的介绍是如此描述的，“这是一片自由而天然的土地，它回答了我们这样的问题：如果旅行者从未踏足，那巴厘岛会是什么样子？” 但并没有一个旅行书对这个岛上的活动或景点有着具体的介绍，因为岛上的旅游业并不发达，也并没什么很正式的开发过的旅游景点。于是我们带着好奇心来到了这个暂时还未被大量游客摧残过的地方，这个谜一样的地方。就在这个冷门的目的地，给我们带来了一个又一个的惊喜。
Nusa Penida is a small island right next to Bali main island on the south-east side. Most of the tourists would just come here to enjoy the water sports, but the island itself has been largely overlooked. Lonely Planet says “It’s an untrammelled place that answers the question: what would Bali be like if tourists never came? ” There are not much details you will find on travel books about Penida’s sights or activities, and it doesn’t really have any formal sights or tourism infrastructure. But it is a good thing we thought, we like place that is untouristed. So we came and it all turned out great at the end, this island is full of surprises and awaits for discovery.
Most of local people in Penida are Hindu. Although the life here is still quite hard, but every time they go to the temple for ceremony, they would all dress up in their most proud traditional clothes, set the hair and joining the biggest social event along with their family. One day we passed by one of their big event and luckily got invited going inside of the temple. In today’s overwhelmed modern technology dominated world, I found it very inspiring that Balinese are still well committed to their traditions and beliefs, therefore such a beautiful culture and heritage craftsmanship are going to be passing on to new generations.
Photo by Yingting and Jaap.