December 3, 2020

Bali underfoot.

I wanted to write a post about the parts of Bali that I saw. Often I see details and things that others overlook. However as I started to collect the photos I wanted to show I realized that these items were not hidden but underfoot. And underfoot everywhere! Bali is the only island in Indonesia that is Hindu. The rest of the country is Muslim. So I was expecting to see the brightly painted Hindu shrines like I see in Singapore and saw in Cambodia. I was surprised that the difference in Bali is quite striking. Leaving the airport I …

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Lombok – June 20, 2015

We arrived last night from Bali to join the rest of the family for one day. Lombok is the next island east of Bali in the Indonesian archipelago. So it was a flight of about 30 minutes in the air. We stayed at the Quince Villas in Senggigi, Lombok. Another wonderful place, arranged by Pat’s daughter. Today, the eight of us were picked up by a driver for a trip to the foothills of Lombok’s volcano (Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani) to see some waterfalls at Senaru. Although we started at 9 AM, it was the only activity we really had …

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Bali – June 16-19 2015

Time for another break from the heat and humidity in Singapore – so we’re off to Bali and Lombok, where it is still hot and humid (but maybe just a little less so). Pat’s son, John and his wife Nicki from Florida, came to visit us. We decided a few days in Singapore was enough and wanted John and Nicki to see more of SE Asia so we planned a trip south of the equator. Pat’s daughter took charge of the planning and did a wonderful job, as you’ll see in the following post. Tuesday, June 16th Up very early …

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October, 2014 in Bintan, Indonsia

This is our 4th day in Bintan, Indonesia. Beautiful beach and blue skies. This is quite a change from Singapore yet is only an hour ferry ride away. Saw my first dragon fruit on the bush and jackfruit in it’s tree. Also saw acres and acres of palm trees harvested for palm oil. I’m taking some awesome photos of the crazy motorcycle drivers on this island. There are laws around but from what I see, they might only be suggestions (like the one stop sign on Bonaire). We’ve seen a driver and up to 4 little kids on one cycle! …

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