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Gallery: Bali & Lombok images, Feb-March 2008

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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End of Southeast Asian Days

Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [3461]

First it was mere weeks, then suddenly mere days, and now just mere hours until my Southeast Asian sojourn comes to an end. It is unreal that this life of traveling will end, unreal that in 26 hours I’ll enter the space and time shifting machine ... Read more >

Tags: bali, end of the journey, fears, observations, poetry, writing, yoga

Back to Bali...in the Monsoon Season

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [8759] | Comments [3]

It felt so good to arrive in Bali. The warm, humid air enveloped me, and familiar smells greeted me – the unique smell of Balinese cooking, the smell of a particular laundry detergent, and other unidentifiable sweet fragrances that are uniquely ... Read more >

Tags: bali

Diving Tulamben: Life Takes Over

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [2546]

Everyone comes to Tulamben on Bali's north coast to dive the wreck of the U.S.A.T Liberty, a US Navy cargo ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in January 1942.   Apparently there were no casualties, but the ship was a wreck so it was towed ... Read more >

Tags: bali, diving, tulamben, wrecks

In Motion Again

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [1481]

On Monday, Kiki and I parted ways.   I wanted to spend my last few days in Bali by the sea, and she preferred to stay in Ubud.   It felt good to get on a bus again and to be back in motion again, glimpsing gorgeous bits of green countryside along ... Read more >

Tags: amed, bali, on the road, snorkelling

Toilet Talk

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [9602] | Comments [1]

No trip journal is complete without a discussion of the diversity of cultural traditions around that all-important human institution: the bathroom.   I have received no formal training in the analysis of bathroom rituals and traditions, and what I ... Read more >

Tags: bali, culture, minor mishaps, toilets

Saraswati's Day & Hotel Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [11400] | Comments [2]

In Bali yesterday, November 10 th , [the posting was a little delayed] was the day to honor Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, Learning, and Creativity. She’s this lovely slim woman, floating above a lotus flower (symbolizing the openness required ... Read more >

Tags: bali, ceremony, rituals, saraswati, ubud

Yoga and Other Pursuits

Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [1758]

Every time I sit down in an internet café, I get a little tense. So many emails to read, thoughtful replies I wish to craft, research, logistics, and plans to figure out for my Thailand trip, finances to track, photos to download, select, and ... Read more >

Tags: bali, balispirit, meditation, ubud, yoga

Gallery: Bali images

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Afternoon with the Balinese Traditional Healer

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [23887] | Comments [18]

I had read about Wayan, the Balinese healer in Eat, Pray, Love , and stumbled across her shop here in Ubud during my ramblings around the town. I was curious...but also felt a little silly about my curiosity, like I was being a groupie. Outside ... Read more >

Tags: a scam?, bali, eat, love, pray, traditional healer, ubud

On Monkey Forest Road

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [2957] | Comments [4]

I arrived in Ubud on a wave of flow. My guesthouse, Narasoma , was beautiful – very simple, but with lovely accents like carved wood beds draped romantically with mosquito netting, statues of Buddhas and Hindu gods surrounded by flowers, sweeping ... Read more >

Tags: bali, heat exhaustion, solitude, ubud

Soft Landing in Sanur

Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [2703]

I crossed both the International Date Line AND the Equator in one day! I've never done that before, and for some reason I find it incredibly exciting. In fact, I've never been south of the equator. I'm still trying to get my head around the time ... Read more >

Tags: arrival, bali, beaches, jet lag, sanur



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