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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Weekly Photo Challenge – Glow

This Week’s WPC is Glow I have a few shot from a recent trip to Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia, just off the coast of Bali. Such a tropical paradise, you couldn’t help but glow, everything did, from Weddings during the Golden Hour, to Sunset to the pool in our private villa. I am pretty sure I…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 4

We woke early, as we had a 6;30am pickup, which was actually running late, as it had to continually stop for a sick passenger (Bali Belly?), while we waited we watched a couple of Monkeys play on top of our bungalow from the hotel lobby. Monkeys outside of the Sacred Forest are not sacred…interesting fact.…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 3, Part 2

After visiting the Elephant Caves we drove up to the Mountains for a view out over Mount Bator and Lake Bator. The lake is the largest in Bali and the Mount is actually a live volcano, not the one making all the fuss, but it also erupted in 1963, at the same time as Mount Agung.…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

This week’s WPC discussing using scale in photos, on a recent trip to Bali I stood before an awesome dormant volcano, Mount Bator. The sheer size of this mountain and the teeny tiny houses just visible in the foreground gives a sense of scale. This second panorama shot, taking in much more of the sky,…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 3 Part 1

We were up early and enjoyed our buffet breakfast, we were picked up by our Guide Subaga and driver Suki. We had hired a driver and personal guide for 10 hours and planned on cramming in as much as we could. We did this for two days, it was exhausting but so worth it. Our…

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Barong Dance (a Balinese Dance Performance)

As explained to us by our guide the Balinese people have several different types of dance; from educational, traditional, entertainment and religious. Of the religious dances they have a few different types, one them being magical. The Barong dance is considered magical, as it has fantasy beasts in it, that do not really exist. There…

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Our Bali Adventure – Day 2

We rose early and went for Breakfast, a lavish buffet of fruits, vegetables, cereals, bread, and of course bacon and eggs. We then wandered the Resort grounds a little more before meeting up with a guide from Buffalo Tours who helped us map out our week in Ubud, as well as our various transfers and…

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