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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Our Bali Adventure – Day 1

Weeks of uncertainty and worry over a rather active volcano on the main island, we decided that it is probably a media beat up like it usually is…….and it was. We never saw any smoke, heard any noise or felt any tremors, but the locals were making extra sacrifices and offerings at their temples just…

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Well, that is it, I am currently sitting at Denpasar airport waiting to catch our flight home. For the most part, we were lucky, warm weather without being too hot (most days), only a few days of rain, no earthquakes or tsunami, and the volcano did not erupt. The locals have all been vigilant in…

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Hello from Sanur

Its been a few very busy days. The wedding was wonderful, a little windy, but the rain stayed away. We had such a fun reception with fireworks on the beach. We spent the next day in total luxury and relaxation, private infinity pool and massage. We spent time with family and friends and then moved…

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Leaving Ubud and onto the Wedding

After 6 days here in Ubud we are leaving hill country and heading to the east coast beaches for a wedding. It has been raining on and off for the last 2.5 days and I am over being hot and wet.  Although it was a little chilly up high in the mountains, which was a…

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Daily Post – Expectations

I might have mentioned recently that we are going to Bali later in the year for a wedding…….honestly isn’t it a bit much to expect people to fly to another country just so they can get married on a beach? Initially I didn’t want to go, I have nothing against Bali…..just not something on my…

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