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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 20th 2008

This is the story of our experience going to Wayan, traditional healer (the one mentioned in the book Eat, Pray, Love) in March of 2008. After being in Bali less than a week I got very, very sick from something I ate. Even after one or two weeks and using everything that I had with me to recover I still felt 'off'. We knew about Wayan and had heard positive things and so I thought it might help me to go to her. There are various options that she offers from simply massage or a 1 hour assessment, prayer healing and herbal prescription which are the least costly at around $20.00. Ofcourse, $20.00 for a massage in Ubud, Bali is expensive but this would be a massage with "extras" like 2 people working on you at ... read more
Wayan
Making offering and communing with spirits
After healing glow and the wonderful nourishing lunch

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 12th 2008

015 - Indonesia - Bali 04/12/08 - 04/16/08 Hunting for manta rays and artwork in Bali First, I'd like to thank all of you for following our adventure. I (Hannah) decided to help with the blog, so the following story is mine. But before we begin I want to give some personal updates: Nico and I are traveling marvelously together and our relationship continues to blossom. Up until now we have been in good health, with some minor stomach irritations from Thai spices. I have managed to lose a few things - sadly not weight, but nothing critical (knock on wood). We have gained many new friends and our lives are enriched every day as we learn about each culture and get to know the locals living there. We are incredibly thankful for all the messages ... read more
Tineke and Hanna (from Germany)
Placing offerings beside the pool
Nico, Tineke, Hannah

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 4th 2008

"Rain falls, drip drop, leaning a slow, steady din into Ray Charles' crooning voice, aching strings. The roll of thunder. Wine slips down my tongue. Lightning softly flashes. Katie's fingers gently fight with ehr hair. Thunder echoes again. Again, I am feeling my heart swell, my gratitude release in tiny pulses of invisible energy, tenderly rustling the flower petals, the grass in the rice fields; lifting the wings of the flock of birds that dip and swerve, swoon in the cool air that glides low in the sky." I have many passages like this in my worn, leather bound notebook. My parents gave me this, and other notebooks like it, to fill with my reflections on the journeys I was to have one day. I wanted so badly to fill them with the details of my ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 3rd 2008

qd Flo voudra bien taper le texte...... read more
Les locaux
Devant la maison
Lit de princesse

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 1st 2008

After a 1-2 hour drive we arrived unscathed in Ubud. We passed through the capital Denpasar and quickly moved on, it’s not a pretty place. Ubud, however, is a very pretty place. It sits in the hills among stretches of paddy fields. It is cooler than the coast and has a very upmarket vibe. This is reflected in the cafes and hotels. We stopped on the main street which is called Monkey Forest Road, by virtue of the fact it has a forest with lots of monkeys in it at the end of the road. We had a coffee in a very posh bar set in gardens with lakes while we perused the LP. We were looking for something a little more within our price range. It seemed as though the world was our oyster. Bali ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud March 28th 2008

The Making of Bali Statues Bali is rich in statues, carved mostly from wood and stone. Even though most Bali statues are carved in Java, where labor is even cheaper, master carvers can still be found throughout the Island, mostly in the Ubud area. I'll be heading to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali, next week, so this is Part One on my search for The Making of Bali Statues. Since I've made my own Goddess Statue from Hyper Tufa (a cement compound with vegetation) I'm trying to find cement statue makers. This is not that easy since almost all statues are made from wood (mahogany) or stone (granite or sandstone). After seeing the fabulous cement carving of Rama and Arjuna at the Nugurah Rai Airport, I knew there had to be some excellent teachers of ... read more
Buddha Head
Stone Buddha
articistic Buddha

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud March 27th 2008

Hey everyone! So we headed to Bali to start off our adventure! We said goodbye to Korea and set off on our journey! Everything went smoothly, had a nice flight, slept a lot and took a taxi to Ubud, a little town in the middle of Bali surrounded by rice fields and the cultural town of Bali! We went there first to meet up with two of our friends, Shawna and Katie! We stayed at a great guesthouse called Pramesti with a view of the rice fields and delicious breakfasts included in our cheap price! One thing people should know before heading off to Bali is that they don't have any contact lense solution!!! I ran out and thought that every country has it but NO! So my search had to be put off and wait ... read more
The Ladies
The Elephant Caves
The Elephant Caves Mouth

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud March 26th 2008

....I wake up, the morning of the 9th, feeling melancholy. It feels very, very foreign...like sadness doesn't belong in a place like this. I decide to do my best not to look too far ahead my own footsteps. I am still, afterall, in paradise... We all wake up and have breakfast, Adam packing his things and hitting the "road" (slash slow boat to Lombok, then Bali) before the rest of us. I take one more stroll down the strip, running into the dozens of friends I have somehow managed to make in the short time I have been here. They say when you live in a small town you know everybody. I always attach a time frame to that, like say "I grew up in a small town and I know everybody" or "I've lived in ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud March 15th 2008

Hi all Well I am back in Ubud and getting ready to start the second half of the Indonessian trip. One person is leaving us and 6 more are joining. After I last updated we carried on along the north coast of Bali till we ended up so far in the northeast of Bali we could see Java. Our hotel was right on the beach but most of us decided to go swimming that afternoon in the pool and try work on our suntans. That evening we eat at the hotel and as there was nothing outside had a drink and headed back to our rooms. Tom in the room next room as he broke the mosquito net earlier on. Now the next morning I was up earlier then everyone else (only by 30 mins) and ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud March 13th 2008

After a day in Singapore to do laundry and relax, we left for our next side trip with Jessica and her husband Bransby to the beautiful Island of Bali. We had a late flight and arrived in Denpasar quite late. We were met by our driver, gathered our luggage and headed for our hotel upcountry toward Ubud. After about a 40 minute drive, we arrived at our destination, the resort hotel Komaneka at Tanggayuda. We signed in and were led through the garden to our villas. With the darkness, we could not see much but upon entering our room we were very impressed. What we saw is what you would expect to see in a romantic movie showing a honeymoon suite. Mosquito netting hanging over a bed with a red and white heart made of flower ... read more
Looks like a Honeymoon Suite
Our cabana, pool and the canyon
The Twin Shrines and the split Main Gate




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