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Uniquely Balinese

I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find when I came to Bali. I booked the trip with less forethought and research than my normal trips, so there was a lot I didn’t know. Even though I’ve always been intrigued by Bali, I tried to prepare myself for the very real possibility that I would … Continue reading

Tips for traveling in Bali

Our routine while we’ve been in Benoa has been embarrassingly decadent. This is our week for playing at the beach, so we’ve been doing just that. I’d hoped we’d be able to tour the island on bikes because I read Bali is a good place for that, but I honestly can’t imagine how it’s done … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving in paradise

We are now in Benoa, a little place in the south of Bali. On our first day we had our first true taste of the rainy season when a thunderstorm thwarted our morning beach plans. Thankfully, it ended in time for us to get in a few hours of kayaking at a nearby beach. Yesterday … Continue reading

A day in the life of a tourist

Author’s note: Now that I actually have a traveling partner, I have someone present who occasionally reminds me of the things I don’t write about in my blog. Such as mundane day-to-day details that I normally reserve for when I’m volunteering and only for the purpose of describing what it’s like to volunteer in a … Continue reading

That whole ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ thing…

One of my guidebooks describes Ubud as an artist’s community and “the most Balinese of towns”—descriptions that drew me here. However, as of the last seven years, it is probably best known as one of the sites featured in the book “Eat, Pray, Love”—a book that, despite its status as an international bestseller, I thought … Continue reading

Selamut Siang from Bali!

So, where were we? It’s been just over a year since my last vacation—thus, the longest I’ve ever gone between entries. You will understand why in a moment. How did I leave off? Well, last October I ended by acknowledging the cycles of my life and my willingness to embrace the changes that awaited me. … Continue reading

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