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Sep 8, 2011 - First day in Bali

Wow - the Denpasar Airport was crowded! Long line to buy the Visa stamp and then stand in line to get it pasted into my passport. The clerk was VERY unhappy with my passport as it didn't have at least six unmarked pages. I only had three pages left. So I just smiled and smiled and said I was very sorry. After a scolding, he put the Visa stamp in my passport and sent me on my way! It is hot and humid here! Will take a few days to get acclimated. My roommate, Martha, arrived before I did. We also met up with Dee and Meggie and today is our...

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Bali, Indonesdia

Dec 26, 2009 - Bali Final Days

Our Last 2 days in Bali. We spend the day sleeping in, walling to town and swimming at the beach. The water was really warm, something like Key West. The sand was dark but not black, from the volcano. The weather was warm somewhere in the high 80's. We ate Christmas dinner at the Hyatt. It was a huge wonderful brunch..they had wrapped gifts on the table and the food included turkey and ham..not sure where they came from. Bali was the best for weather, prices and people. A real relaxing feel to the people (as long as you are in the back seat...

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Dec 24, 2009 - Bali Northeast Route

Another great day with Arta. First thing we dropped off our landrary. The Hyatt does landrary for another "0" added at the end. Bali money is a bit confusing but we did all our landrary for the price of doing one piece. Next stop the Dance, than we proceeded up the mountain north east rather than north west. We stopped at the wood carver, than up the mountain to he largest lake in Bali and the volcano. We had lunch at a buffet and than went in To direction of Ubud. We stopped at a coffee plantation where I will end this entry in saying you...

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Dec 23, 2009 - Bali North

Today I learned a bit more about posting pictures on this web site. This picture is the typical dish of Bali. Today we walked down our village street. Sanur is lined with shops and restaurants. At 4 we met Arta and proceeded to the Cliff Temple which is SW of where we are staying. As you will see the monkeys also live here. Arta has found a stick as to keep the monkeys back. They are more agressive in this area. We had to take off our sunglasses, hair ties and hold our carmera by the saftey strap. The monkeys like to take things. The Temple...

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Dec 21, 2009 - Bali Indonesia

Today we flew to Bali. We took the airport shuttle to the airport at 6:30 am. Our flight was delayed 1 hour so we proceeded to the airport lounge. With wifi we were able to see on real time second by second that the Steelers finally won a football game against Green Bay. On our arrival (approx 5 flight hours) we were greeted by Wayans Arta. Through word of mouth I found Arta our Guide. (I made contact a couple months prior to our arrival) We indeed where lucky on this find. Arta had a nice comfortable car, had purchased cold bottled water...

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Nov 5, 2009 - Visit to Bali Museum in Denpasar & Other Denpasar Highlights

As we had a couple of things today which we needed to square away in Kuta, just shy of an hour’s drive away from us here in Ubud, we opted this morning to combine our trip to Kuta with a visit to Denpasar, Bali’s administrative capital and largest city. Our goal there: the Bali Museum, reputed to be the island’s best and an excellent expose of various aspects of Balinese culture. Before our trip to Denpasar today, I had not heard much positive about the city, so upon our arrival from Kuta shortly after noon, I found myself very positively...

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Break From the Law

Nov 2, 2009 - Denpasar Airport

i arrived at Denpasar airport in Bali with hundreds of others [from 3 different flights] and proceeded to queue for a on the spot visa. No hassle, no need to see return flight [which i booked because i was told it was necessary] no questions. Hand over the money and get your visa! After that you walk past various signs warning that drug smuggling results in the death penalty while sniffer dogs are at your heels.

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Where am I now?

Sep 30, 2009 - Bali, Indonesia. Days 76-81

It was nice to escape the heat of Darwin and arrive in the coastal warmth of Bali. Besides the air conditioning in our hotel room was imported from Kenya or someplace and knew only one setting, "Alaskan Tundra." Sadly, Michelle caught some gastro off the kids before we left and she spent the first night in Bali getting to know the rich marble features of our hotel bathroom very well. She had not yet eaten any Bali food so it must have been "Darwin Belly". Like a vulture circling overhead it was an ominous sign of things to come! We ventured...

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Jun 25, 2009 - Day One...

Ok I just wrote a brief summery of day one here annnd the computer froze, and I lost it. So I will have to update this tomorrow because I literally have to beat the tide back to my hotel. Meaning if the tide is high, I Cant get to my hotel...and Ill have a story about that too later. SO! This one was for the parents mostly, tell them I got in safe and all is well. Its beautiful, Ill get in my first day of surfing tomorrow, and the moon looks like a smiling face tonight. :) More to come!

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Jun 2, 2009 - Romantic Escape in Bali

Last summer, I went on a vacation with my boyfriend in Bali to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. He surprised me with a "Bespoke experience" organized by this company called Quintessentially Escape. Basically he chose everything I loved about the tropics... spas, golf, animals, culture and created a romantic getaway for the two of us in Bali. Through Quintessentially Escape he booked this private villa by the beach on Seminyak, which had a full staff catering to all our needs. We had a brilliant chef that cooked us meals whenever we wanted,...

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Dec 15, 2008 - Denpasar Arrival, Staying in Sanur

Most of the GAHP team members began to arrive into Bali over the weekend. The local yayasan helped arrange discounted lodging accommodations at a hotel in Sanur, an “artist’s colony” village located south of Denpasar. It has a great distinction of being one of the island’s earliest-known settlement sites and a favored seaside resort spot. The good news is that with all the donations, combined with own personal funds, we were able to collect enough treatment supplies to fill nearly 20 suitcases with over 50,000 needles, more than 1500...

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Sep 19, 2008 - Bali Isla Misteriosa

Anteayer llegamos muy cansados al aeropuerto de Bali y alquilamos un coche para emprender el viaje al rededor de esta isla misteriosa. Lo primero que hicimos fue perdernos y tardamos 3 (tres) horas en llegar al hotel. Este hotel es muy recomendable. No esta en la playa sino cerca de centros de oracion y templos. Es un ashram que tiene spa y escuela de tourismo lejos del mundanal ruido. Nos ha gustado tanto que vamos a modificar nuestro itinerario y quedarnos dos dias mas.

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