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Indonesia: Luxury in Lombok

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Indonesia: Luxury in Lombok It was 5 months into my Asia travels and I had been in Indonesia for about 2.5 weeks. My original plan was only 2 weeks in Indonesia, and if I had stuck to this plan, I wouldn’t be writing this now. I had a flight from Denpasar Airport, Bali to Singapore […]

Tanalot Temple, Bali, Indonesia (video)

I really loved the ocean temple of Tanalot. We were there on August 30, 2012 with many locals who were enjoying the spirit and sea air. At times, you cannot walk up to the temple due to the sea conditions. It is the first temple I have even been to that had a lifebuoy nearby! […]

Galungan Festival Kuta Bali (video)

  We left Southern Bali and returned to Kuta for the Balinese festival of Galungan which celebrates the victory of dharma over adharma on August 29, 2012. There were penjor- bamboo poles or towers with ceremonial offerings at the ends and people worshiping on the streets and in the traffic circles. During this time, the […]

Fifteen Hours of Transport: Better than a day at work?

Sitting at We Be Cafe for lunch in Gili Meno

Fifteen Hours of Transport: Better than a day at work? This day I really wondered! Some days on the road are post card perfect and some are full of transportation! I was so sad to leave Gili Garden Bungalows on Gili Meno. After staying there for a week, I felt all moved in, if only […]

Dreamland is not my Dream (video Indonesia)

We left Kuta, Bali by taxi for the Southern or Bukit peninsula. Our first view of Balangan was that it was a beautiful beach. We climbed down the steps to find surfer shacks and giant waves. We had hoped to find an area to watch the surfers but still swim. Balangan was not it. We […]

iTube is the place for APPLE in BALI!

The Wizards of iTube

iTube is the Place for APPLE in BALI!  They are WIZARDS! When my Macbook Air crashed during the first week of our journey, I had visions of angels bringing me a new one. George and I were sure that it’s only future use would be as a bookend. First I saw only the gray screen […]

PREFER? Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta?

Do you prefer Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta? We are having a great time in Bali, Indonesia! It is our first stop on our year adventure. Tell us whether you prefer Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta and and we will video more if it! Video: Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta?

BALI: Planes landing on the BEACH?

FROM JULY 6, 2012 Our FIRST week of OUR BIG ADVENTURE (A year in Asia): Are the Planes Landing on the Beach in Bali? It sure looks like it to me! I liked watching and recording the planes landing.  

Budget? How do they travel for a YEAR?

Lovina Bali Beach Cottage, Bali, Indonesia

Budget or How do they travel for a YEAR? Traveling in Asia long term is different than a week’s holiday in Hawaii or somewhere else close to home. One important thing to consider on long-term travel is visa requirements and how long are you allowed to stay in different countries. Travel with a USA passport […]

Bali Bargains? Hunting for the right hotel in Indonesia

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Bali Bargains? While in the town of Kuta in Bali, we stayed for two nights at Bakung Sari Hotel, booked online at Asiarooms.com. On our last trip in 2008, we did not carry much electronics with us — only a digital camera, new Kindle (they came out in 2008) and an iTouch. We had no […]