As we departed from Gili T on boat toward Bali, all I could think of was the song from South Pacific...Bali Ha'i. The mythical, mystical island with its tranquil, hazy image of the smoothly sloping volcano on the horizon. Our next adventure takes us high into the interior to the city of Ubud. Rich in ancient history, dotted with Hindu temples, surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies. It is steeped in culture, the center of tradition, crafts, and dance.
Ganesh - Hindu GodGanesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods. Ganesh is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshipers first acknowledge when they visit a temple.
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang Our hotel in the heart of Ubud. The entrance gave you the feeling that you were stepping outside the city and walking into a tropical jungle.
Komaneka - lobbyNow I truly know what is meant by French Polynesian. The open air room with a mixture of teak and bamboo along with crystal chandeliers was simply exquisite.