Bali is world-famous as one of the best vacation destinations but aside from Ubud, few tourists venture beyond its beautiful coastline. Don’t make that mistake. Venture inward to the center of Bali for a change of pace.
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The Bukit Peninsula, on Bali’s southern end, is best known for five-star luxury resorts and spas, exclusive restaurants, and picturesque Uluwatu, the Balinese sea temple at the tip of the island. For locals and those tourists in the know, however, the area’s real draw is the seafood on Jimbaran beach.
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Dear Luke and Leia, Hello from beautiful Bedugul in the mountains of Bali. This town is situated in the center of Bali, in between three lakes and has a famous temple, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, the locals visit. Because of the altitude it brings a welcome cooler temperature than in Sanur where we live.
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Dear Luke and Leia, We are off to Ubud, a place on the island of Bali that is famous for monkeys, markets, and rice paddies. Luke and Leia, last week I told you that you would love Tanah Lot, but this week I know of a spot you would like better after visiting Monkey Forest …
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Dear Luke and Leia, Today Nana and I visited a beautiful Hindu temple on the southwest coast of Bali, Indonesia called Tanah Lot. When we first got there we were suprised because we got to walk through a small village on the way to the temple. In the village we came across a small wood …
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Dear Luke and Leia, Today we went down to the southernmost point of Bali, to Uluwatu, to see Monkeys and a temple. We sure wish you two were here to see the monkeys. They were very cute. The cliffs where the Temple is located were spectacular, with sheer dropoffs into a deep blue sea. Walls …
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Dear Luke and Leia, Apa kabar? (That means, What’s new?) We are in Soe, a small city in the West Timor mountains with beautiful views and cool temperatures. Our drive from Kupang was picturesque and exciting, with so many new sights for Nana and me. We even saw some monkeys along the road and palm …
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Let me tell you about Mama, a dear Indonesian woman I fell in love with while we were living on Bali. Mama isn’t her name, of course. Her friends call her Margaret. To her family, she’s Poh (Grandmother), the family matriarch. Others might call her bu, “missus,” but not me. I call her Mama.
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There are still kings in Bali ruling over various parts of the island. In Singaraja, on Bali’s north coast, it is actually possible to tour the Royal Palace. Tourist fees help to offset the palace’s maintenance so they welcome visitors, and it is an eye opening experience. Descendants of the royal family still live at the palace …
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