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March 19th 2008
Published: June 21st 2017
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Today was just a travel and errands day. I took a 9am shuttle from Lovina to Kuta, and shared the ride with a nice couple from England that have been traveling for a few months as well. They were just in Thailand and Cambodia so I picked their brains for good spots to hit.

The more I lean of it, the more I think I want to take a side trip from my planed route to Cambodia to see Ankor Wat. All I've heard from travelers is it's a must see. So maybe I must!

I had a little trouble getting settled into a hotel when I arrived here in Kuta. I was planning to stay at the same resort that Sha and her friends are at, but when I arrived it was all booked, as were the next 5 we stopped at. Odd, because every place I've been so far has been so sparse with tourists, but they tell be it's because of Easter weekend. So I found a nice hotel about 2 miles up the road from where Sha is, and I rented a motorbike for the week. Problem solved.

I think I'll be in Kuta for 6 days, I'd really like to see Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple as well. The latter has a Gamelan show performed in front of it, not unlike the Lotus Temple in Ubud did. We'll see if Sha and anyone else is interested, if not I've got a motorbike and they aren't that far!


19th March 2008

From Mom Easter will be over on Monday; maybe you can change hotels then. Have someone take a picture of you on your bike with the island backdrop. Love, Mom
20th March 2008

From Leo Hi Mom, Sofia had her nails cut yesterday. Nonna left me home all by myself. But they came back. I miss you. Leo
20th March 2008

A new government warning When making your future plans... according to this morning's news (3-20), the Tibet protests have spread to two other provinces, Sichuan and Gansu. 'American citizens in Tibet and especially in Lhasa are advised
to avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place. U.S. citizens in Lhasa should seek safe havens in hotels and other buildings and remain indoors to the extent possible. Americans are advised to defer travel to Tibet at this time.' I hear the peacefulness in you as you venture about, but know that the rest of the Buddhist world is not as serene. Just an update, I trust your judgment. Love, Mom
28th March 2008

Re: Wishing you a Happy Easter Thanks Auntie, Happy Easter to you too!
28th March 2008

Re: From Leo Love you and miss you too Leo! I am impressed that you have opened your own email account, did Nonna help you with that? I hope you are taking good care of Nonna she tells me how happy she is that you are there with her! R
emember to be nice to your sister, and please tell her Mommy says hi to her too!

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