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Trip: Island of the Gods

There are [6] stories from my trip: Island of the Gods


Gallery: Island of the Gods

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Pictures of our three week family trip around Bali
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Outrageously scenic

INDONESIA | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [4439]

The day starts with a flash of blue slicing past the coconut palms outside our veranda that overhangs the stream. A distinct ccreeeee-ccreee of the Balinese kingfisher heralds its presence each morning but we only catch glimpses of blue, orange and ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bali, ceremony, culture, death, family, festival


(More) travel with Children

INDONESIA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2007 | Views [4317] | Comments [2]

Our boys are now aged 2 and 4 and are, well, quite a handful. At their worst they grow horns or worse, but they often just buzz, like flies, that you can't swot away. Much more demanding than at this time last year. If that sounds harsh then ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, challenge, family, travel with children


Tranquility

INDONESIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [2338]

The cool afternoon breeze floats across the rice paddies, the sounds of ducks, frogs and crickets drifting into our room with it. The atmosphere is tranquil and exquisite. Perched on the far corner of a back lane-way a short distance from Ubud, the ... Read more >

Tags: bali, children, culture, decoration, family, festival, people, places to stay, temple


Reflection

INDONESIA | Saturday, 30 Dec 2006 | Views [1009]

As 2006 draws to a close and with time and personal space uncluttered from the confetti of interruptions that the internet brings, the last week has provided a timely opportunity to pause and consider where life is going. Life is first ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel, poetry, reflection


The other Bali

INDONESIA | Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | Views [1729]

Ah, Bali. Tropical, friendly, easy, stunningly beautiful, lush, and interesting, somehow even the crass commercialism of Kuta doesn't dirty the experience. The Balinese know only too well how to alter their environment to best effect, turning the smallest ... Read more >

Tags: bali, culture, fear, gods, island, magic, terrorism, travel with children

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