Published: November 6th 2009November 5th 2009
Monkey walking by my room
This monkey just was strolling by one morning while I was having my coffee. He only stopped for a minute and not seeing any food just went on his way so caught him from behind. You don't see that every morning.
Well I made it home. No matter how many times you take that flight it just doesn't get any shorter. But having survived another one I am sure to do it agin in the future. I must say after being away for almost six weeks hitting American soil is such a rush! Everything seems so civilised here. It is amazing to me how much we take for granted. To walk outside and smelling the clean air, or to seeing all the cars driving in an organized way meaning within the lines. Then culture shock the other way sets in. Walking into your own home with a closet of clean clothes, opening a refridgerator and taking out a carton of milk or pouring your own juice just the most mundane things take on a new meaning when you have been living out of a backpack. The downside is leaving all that Bali Sunshine behind, all the flowers blooming everywhere, knowing here in Oregon/Washington we probably won't be seeing any flowers until at least April. But even with the lousy weather forcast it is so nice to sleep in my own bed, shower in your own bathroom, wash your own clothes.
The pancake is more like a crepe filled with banana and coconut. Got old after a while so stuck with fruit and coffee.
last few days in Bali were a mixture of Spa, watching a Fire Show, walking the market and saying goodbye to people I had met . The people of Bali were so nice and always there with a smile and a good morning (no matter the time of day!). While driving to the airport I was just blown away again from all the beauty of the Rice Paddies and the home architecture styles and just the day to day life of the Balinese. I know I will be back in the future and plan to explore more of this beautiful island. So thank you all for reading my blog and sharing this adventure with me. I really had fun telling of my adventures and plan on doing this blog again on my next trip so stay tuned who knows where the next trip will take me. I am just going to throw some random pictures of the last days of my trip enjoy!
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