Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s

This is the final installment of Cee’s Alphabet with a twist challenge, wow, 26 weeks, it’s been such fun and oft times a challenge. This week, I have a few Zebras and a few animals snoozing – ZZZ’s. All of these were taken back in October at Bali’s Mara River Safari Park. Such an amazing…

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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 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 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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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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