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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud May 25th 2016

Nestled in the rainforest above Ubud is an Elephant Safari Park. The park is a reserve for the 10 rescued Sumatra elephants that were featured in a documentary called "Operation Jumbo". For three days we fed, washed, rode, and played with the elephants. In the process, we learned a lot about these gentle giants.... read more
Eating breakfast
Patrick riding the elephant
Snacking along the trail

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud May 23rd 2016

A visit to Ubud is not complete unless you visit the Scared Monkey Forest. The monkeys are mischievous and have been known to bite tourists. But, if you are calm and keep your items close at hand, your interaction with them can be quite pleasant.... read more
Pura Dalem Agung
Monkeys at the temple
Naughty Monkey

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud May 22nd 2016

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.... read more
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang
Komaneka - lobby
Komaneka - restaurant

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok May 21st 2016

Gili Trawangan is all fun in the sun. It is snorkel/scuba by day and party at night. Katie went diving while Nancy and Patrick snorkeled.... read more
Dive Sites around the Gili Islands
Scuba lesson
Katie suited up

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan May 19th 2016

Our adventure continues as we leave Bali for the Gili Islands.... read more
Bartering at the boat dock
Our boat to Gili T
Welcome Sign at Gili T

Asia » Indonesia May 17th 2016

Our day began with a Balinese dance. The dances are ancient traditions. Most are connected to Hindu rituals, others are more social and artistic expressions. All are dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. Our day ended with tours of two of the most breathtaking temples I could ever imagine. No matter your religion, the beauty was spiritually moving.... read more
Balinese Dance - Barong
Balinese Dance - Rangda
Barong Dance Cast

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Gianyar May 16th 2016

What a beautiful day for a wedding in paradise. Surrounded by 50 friends and family, Mariah and Dan said their vows with the ocean as their backdrop.... read more
Mary & Mariah
Mary's Family
Ocean side wedding

Asia » Indonesia » Bali May 15th 2016

Visited 3 local villages and did some serious shopping. Along the way, we also visited a temple, volcano, museum, and coffee plantation.... read more
Village of Mas
Village of Mas
Village of Celuk

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Gianyar May 14th 2016

My mother always said to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Our journey to Bali was on a 'Hello Kitty' plane. How much more fun can you possibly have! It was a long flight (15 hours) but we slept through most of it and our awake time was spent catching up on movies. This was Patrick's first culture shock experience; we were now the minority. People spoke in their native language and menus and signs were not in English (thank goodness for pictures!). Since we arrived in the late afternoon, we enjoyed the hotel. The pool was beautiful and the beach was simply spectacular; it was my first time on a black sand beach. The following day we went shopping(!!) and also saw a few sights in between.... read more
Driving Bali-style
Only in Bali
Komune Beach Club


San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in...and with a maximum security prison located only 1.25 miles off into the bay.... read more
Ferry Ride
Ferry
Alcatraz




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