Our First Stop : Bali, Indonesia
They call Ireland the “cold water Indonesia,” growing up surfing, camping and hobo-ing about Ireland, from as young as I can remember, was some of the best times of my life, and I only ever dreamed about going to the real BALI, INDONESIA.
Back in 2007, my buddy Billy, who was living in OZ living at the time, phoned me up and said, "Let's go to Bali!” We had already surfed everywhere together, from France to Morocco to Australia. Being the mad man I am, I clearly didn’t hesitate to book the flights. The long trip from Ireland to Dubai to Shanghai then to Bali, was all worth the 3 amazing weeks we spent there but it wasn’t long enough… it never is when the destination is in my opinion by far one of the most amazing places that our planet has to offer.
With it's glassy tubes, good people, amazing sunshine all day long, endless flow of Bintangs, it really is a place that you could easily chill forever! If I could move there tomorrow I would but I couldn't leave you folks hanging now could I?!
After the tour with Celtic Thunder the past Spring in Australia, I was pretty stoked on the opportunity to visit the "Land of Lefts" again. For all you non-surfers reading this, you either surf left hand waves or right handers. And I myself love a good left. Although for this trip, I also had another vision for my time spent in Bali.
When I was there the 1st time, I saw so many interesting things for sale, most handmade by the local Balinese people and most things that you don’t see any where else in the world. Traveling the world, you can image all of the unique treasures I see everywhere that I wish I could bring home to myself, friends and family. Here comes the birth of “Harkin Headquarters" ...
The craftsmanship of things in Bali are insane. The jewelry, carvings, clothes, shoes, bags, antiques are all flooding the busy streets of Kuda to the luscious fields of Ubud. We wanted to bring all this goodness to the homes of my amazing fans and beyond.
We want to eventually collect from all corners of the world, but for now let's start with one place that's near and dear to my heart - Bali.
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