Monthly Archives: July 2010

Blog Format Change…

Posting based on location worked when I was bouncing around from place to place, but now that I have spent the last two weeks in Pemuteran it makes more sense to change to shorter posts (also, going back to narrate … Continue reading

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Seminyak, Bali, INDONESIA

As we pulled up to the curbside for departing flights, the reality of being alone in Indonesia was really starting to sink in. I asked myself “Should I get on the flight with them?” We unloaded the car, hugged, and … Continue reading

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Bali Oase – a true oasis

o·a·sis – noun /ōˈāsis/  1. A fertile spot in a desert where water is found 2. A pleasant or peaceful area or period in the midst of a difficult, troubled, or hectic place or situation 3. A type of rigid foam … Continue reading

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Pemuteran, Bali, INDONESIA

Ahhhhhhh… Our first hotel in Pemuteran was simple, basic, and the only place available that was relatively inexpensive. All that mattered was that it was clean. Even with a rooster nearby we all slept in late, and it was so … Continue reading

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Cemoro Lawang, Java, INDONESIA

coming soon… Taxi from Ketapang to Cemoro Lawang First stop was an ‘information center’ that seemed more like a tour operator. We start to get quoted prices for transport to Cemoro Lawang (the end of the road before the volcanic … Continue reading

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Gilimanuk, Bali, INDONESIA

coming soon… ding din ding of warung bike Ferry from Bali to Java We arrived at the ferry terminal, paid our 5,700 IDR fee (About $0.60), and boarded the vessle bound for Java. Compared to anything else I have been … Continue reading

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Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, INDONESIA

Water Transport between Sanur, Bali and Jungubatu, Nusa Lembongan After we had our fill of Ubud (we probably didn’t get enough of the surrounding areas, but we were all needing to spend some time near the ocean) we decided to … Continue reading

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Ubud, Bali, INDONESIA

After spending the morning in Ula Watu we headed inland to Ubud. From all the guidebook descriptions saying this was the cultural and craft center of Bali, I expected a more local feel. Instead, this is Bali’s second most touristy … Continue reading

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Ula Watu, Bali, INDONESIA

I arrived late in Ula Watu Resort after saying late in Kuta to write. The taxi ride seemed very slow, and I wasn’t sure how much the fare should be. I thought Pete said 80,000 IDR ($1 = about 9,000 … Continue reading

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Legian, Bali, INDONESIA

We Have Arrived When you’re heading to an exotic location you have a restless excitement the night before, the giddiness when you’re handed a boarding pass, and the anticipation once you get to your seat. None of that compares to … Continue reading

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