Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter M – Needs to have 2 M’s anywhere in the word(s)…

I struggled this week, I mean really struggled with Cee’s challenge. I could think of words but found no photos, ie: mushrooms but all I have is toadstools! So instead I wandered back to our trip down the Great Ocean Road to Mount Gambier, I know it’s a stretch, but on this hot Spring day…

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Friday Flowers, Blooms of Bali – Part 1

I took so many amazing flower photos on our recent trip to Bali, so the only way I could think to show them was by color; I’ll start with Orange     I had no idea of the varieties, so I Googled them, I hope they are correct. Please let me know if I am mistaken.…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 11

Our last full day here in Indonesia & Nusa Lembongan is truly wonderful. We got picked up for a drive around the island (it’s not a very big island). We stopped at Panorama Point, where we got a wonderful view of the beach, Dream Beach, and The Devil’s Tear. Lots of building work going on (I…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 10

Those night noises got quite loud (at Mara River Safari Lodge), to the point, it was difficult to sleep, mostly the frogs, with an occasional lion roar (usually as you were drifting off), well it sounds a bit more like a cough really, and the zebras make a sound like a donkey – sort of. Anyway,…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 8

Wow, we have been away a week already, it feels like we have done so much. Even though it was a fairly late night, we rose early to catch our first Bali Beach Sunrise (due to the terrain we never really saw much of sunrise or sunset in Ubud), it was pretty but not magnificent.…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 7

We were woken suddenly at 5am to a very loud frog IN our room, we ushered it back outside to the lotus pond and went back to bed. No early start or early checkout today -so we slept in a little and then made out way down to breakfast, checked out eventually and got picked…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 6

We again woke to more rain, we had a leisurely breakfast and then grabbed a coffee from across the street, while we waited for today’s driver who would take us to Bali Zoo. Lots of building work going on and many of the exhibits listed could not be seen, as to the animals that were…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 5

Rose to drizzling rain, it has been raining pretty much since dinner last evening, and the rain continued on and off all day. We were picked up by our guide Subaga, again and a new driver and we drove out to Pura Taman Ayun Temple – which translates to beautiful garden. It was much quieter…

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Gold and Silver Processing

While in Bali we visited several places a Batik Factory and Coffee and a Chocolate Plantation, and we also visited a Gold and Silver Smith workshop. We were guided through how the refind and make silver jewelry and we were given a pamphlet of the process. However, this particular establishment did rip us off with…

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Batik Processing

We recently visited an Artist Village in Bali and were shown through a Batik Factory, this is where they weave various materials for fabric, as well as print the patterns, either by hand painting or stamping them with paint. We watched the whole process but were also given hand-outs describing the process, by the people at…

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