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The last day

On my last day in Bali I got up early and sat by the pool with the intention of writing something extraordinary to sum up the trip. I had no idea where to start. This trip has exceeded my expectations in just…

October 19, 2009
Travel

We’ve arrived in Australia…

After spending a couple of fabulous days in beautiful, relaxing, laid-back Amed, we showed up in Kuta and were immediately shell-shocked. We could only describe it as a sort of LA meets South Beach Australian surf party. It was NOT what we…

October 19, 2009
Travel

Touring villages near Amed

A great day spent touring some of the villages surrounding Amed, meeting the locals, and passing out surprises to little kids. Joya even got to try some spicy fish and we all stumbled into an accidental village celebration of some sort. A fantastic…

October 12, 2009
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Snorkeling the USS Liberty wreckage

Today's adventure was snorkeling at the shipwreck of the USS Liberty, about 20 minutes north of Amed. The fish were spectacular, the shipwreck was nothing short of amazing and we had a great experience swimming with a school of thousands of fish.…

October 11, 2009
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The thousand stairs of Lempuyang Luhur

An amazing trip to a temple with 1000 stairs where we met a priest who presented us with a special blessing and told us of his visit to the States and to Seattle. After leaving we found locals at every corner pointing us…

October 11, 2009
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Scootering and snorkeling Bali

We've now developed a new recreational love here in Bali: scootering! It's such a fantastic and cheap way to get out, see the island, and have a blast! We also enjoyed our own little mini version of the Discovery Channel by snorkeling in…

October 11, 2009
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Scooter on the left!

Armed with scooters, we toured the island, took a bunch of photos, and enjoyed cooling off by riding around during the hottest part of the day. And we also discovered that we're sharing our beach bungalow with a cute little bathroom snake!…

October 10, 2009
Travel

Leaving Ubud

Today we packed up and left the Ubud Villa to venture to Amed, a sleepy little town on Bali's east coast that has beautiful ocean views, fabulous seafood, and a very young, hip population. We love it and already think we'll be here a…

October 10, 2009
Travel

Hard Bargaining… and Monkeys

Today Jo taught me the fine art of bartering and negotiation during a long day of shopping and sightseeing. Afterwards we enjoyed a hilarious stroll through the Monkey Forest and considered it a success as none of the nasty little creatures managed to…

October 9, 2009
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Goat on a Stick

Dressed like natives we hit the local full moon ceremony where I found that jetlag, fatigue, and goat on a stick sometimes don't play well together.…

October 9, 2009