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Feb 24, 2018 - Bali, Land of Temples

Very different sailing into Benoa, Bali, Indonesia today than the other places we have been. First, we arrived at noon instead of 7 or 8 in the morning. Second the harbor is noisy, buzzing with holiday activity. People are waving, yelling and screaming as speed boats pull Parasailers, big inflatable rafts and banana tubes. Next is the jet skiers buzzing around… all of this sharing the narrow channel we are in. Lastly, every 10 minutes a big passenger jet flies overhead on final approach to the airport across the harbor. The hustle and...

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Mar 21, 2017 - March 21, 2017 – Bali, Indonesia

March 21, 2017 – Bali, Indonesia We didn’t have an excursion planned for today so after breakfast, we wandered to the shops located near the dock. We bought some magnets, and I got a pretty red blouse. It was really, really hot and humid even at 9 a.m. We came back to the cabin and decided if we really wanted to go back to the batik factory. Patsy was sorry that she wasn’t wearing anything yesterday which she could have batiked. So after cooling off a bit, we talked to the local tourist person who was on board for the day. He gave us a map...

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Mar 20, 2017 - March 20, 2017 – Bali, Indonesia

March 20, 2017 – Bali, Indonesia Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu population with 83.5% of 4,255,000 inhabitants claiming Balinese Hinduism as their religion. 13.4% are Muslim with only 2.5% Christian and Buddhism claiming on .5% of the population. It is part of the Coral Triangle which is an area with the highest biodiversity marine species. Over 500 reef building corals can be found here. By comparison, that is 7 times the number found in the Caribbean. It is located just 8 degrees south of the equator or 596 miles. The...

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Mar 2, 2016 - Fly to Denpasar - Bali

To Seminyak area and friend of Mare's, Michael... 3/2 Wiki Info on Denpasar Wiki Info about Nyepi days We arrived in Denpasar/Bali about 1:30 p.m. totally uneventful passage thru security/customs. Outside the terminal it got interesting...we had to get money via ATM but first to determine how much. The exchange it was +/- 14:1 rupiah to dollars - it should have been very easy but the zeroes had us totally flummoxed!! Our first attempt got 300,000 rupiah thinking it was about $250 U.S. (since we're in Indonesia 30 days getting more to start...

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Jan 7, 2015 - Bali

It is difficult to believe that we are on the final leg of our incredible journey through this part of the world. We spent our final night in Perth at the Hopman Cup watching Poland defeat Austraiia in men's and women's singles. Although sad for Australia, we loved being in the midst of a great competition. After a tearful goodbye to the kind and wonderful Davies family in Perth, we flew to Bali. We have been staying at the most beautiful luxury resort on the Indian Ocean in Legian, a suburb of Bali. At Lizzie's suggestion, we traveled to...

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Feb 26, 2014 - Bali, Indonesia

Bali was not what I expected. Somehow I had it in my head that this would be a tropical paradise with pristine white beaches and palm trees swaying gently in the ocean breeze. Instead it was mile after mile of urban sprawl, hundreds of shops displaying every commodity you could possibly imagine, crowded, narrow roads and sidewalks filled with thousands of people on foot, in vehicles or on motor scooters. Not at all unusual to see a young woman at the front of a scooter with an elderly woman sitting side saddle on the back holding a newborn...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Discovery

Neat breakfast downstairs then a walk around the streets. Down to the beach and along to Kuta inspecting a couple of hotels. Refreshing coke at hotel then taxi to Kuta Market and Natahari (the Myer of Bali). Ad had McDonald's meal then to Bagus watches for watch, money clip and two sunglasses. Taxi back to Bali Court. Had lunch at the Captain Cook pub close by, having Nasi and Mei Goreng, and bought 30 dvd's, 10 of which didn't work properly. Had a relax and swim then walked to the beach for the sunset which was about 5:30, not 6:15pm!...

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Feb 12, 2011 - Goodbye...

Petes 30th birthday was on the 12th so we celebrated by having a slap up breakfast in our villa, followed by swimming and a walk to the beach. We were shocked to see the beach was dirty and very unimpressive, not a patch on Thailand. The weather was incredibley humid and a ten minute walk felt like an hour as we were so hot. We walked along the beach front looking for the perfect place for lunch and past a vast array of restaurants and posh resorts. We stumpled across a lovely boutique resort and had lunch in their restaurant. We had a view...

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Feb 11, 2011 - Seminyak, Bali

We got a taxi to an area called Seminyak. From research we have learned that out of the three built up areas Kuta, Legion and Seminyak, it seems the best place to go. We were dropped in the town on a busy main road, again not big enough to accommodate the vast traffic. Unlike Thai Islands, Bali is full of Balinese racing around on motor bikes and working the streets. We left Joss with our bags and went off in search of the perfect place to stay as its Pete's 30th birthday tomorrow and we want to stay somewhere nicer than usual to...

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Jan 16, 2010 - Bali, Indonesia

Flying into Bali was a treat, the isles surrounding Bali and the mountains on the island of Bali were beautiful to see from the sky. When we arrived at the airport our driver from the Matahari bed and Breakfast was waiting for us. It was a HOT drive to Ubud, which is over an hour from the airport, in a van with no air conditioning. Once we arrived at the Matahari we were set up in our cottage which was equipped with an awesome outdoor bathroom, which included a large bath surrounded by a lush garden. It was a wonderful experience, minus the...

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Jan 8, 2010 - Bali Continued

Friday, January 8, 2010 We were assembled at 7:20 AM this morning for our excursion to Pengumuman Temple, the largest temple in Bali. The day was bright and sunny with temperature in the upper 80s. Padamhi was our guide today and didn’t waste any time giving us a lot of information, mostly about Hindu beliefs and practices. Hindus observe special rites for many ceremonies the must be celebrated on special days of their calendars (3) that differ from the Roman calendar. There are elaborate practices for babies from birth (placing its...

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Jan 7, 2010 - Bali, Indonesia

Thursday, January 7, 2010 Today was our first excursion to Bali Indonesia. The rougher seas of yesterday calmed and we are sailing smoothly along. We assembled at 8:00 AM for our first excursion to Bali, Indonesia.. We boarded tenders that would take us to the port, then split up in two coach buses for our sightseeing trip. Sutara was our guide and tried exceptionally hard to have us understand him. He did a great job and we had some laughs as we tried to figure out what he was saying a few times. Our first stop was in Bangli where native...

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