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Category Archive: Indonesia

May 23

Bali Cultural Differences = Attitude Adjustment Time

They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. One of the first steps in our travel life occurred when we moved to Indonesia in 2010. Everything was different in Bali – not just the food and language – and all the cultural differences took some getting used to.

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Mar 28

That Famous Bali Temple and Other Things to See in Bedugul

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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Feb 22

Bali’s Seafood Paradise: Dinner on Jimbaran Beach

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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May 15

Beautiful Bedugul in Bali

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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May 08

Ubud: Monkeys, Markets, and Rice Paddies

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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May 01

Tanah Lot Temple on Bali

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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Apr 24

Uluwatu, Monkeys and a Temple

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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Apr 17

Soe West Timor, City in the Mountains

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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Apr 10

Children on a West Timor Fish Farm, Indonesia


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Feb 03

Mama’s Kue Wajik Recipe

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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