07 Dec Quite possibly our favorite place…(So Far)

There are three small islands situated between the larger islands of Bali and Lombok in the Indonesian archipelago. Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan seem to shoot off the northeast corner of Lombok, swirled in bright blue water. The largest of the three island is the one closest to Bali, named Gili Trawangan. Besides the difficult to pronounce name, it is perfect. This small spec of land was the last stop on our honeymoon to South East Asia. We...

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monkey close up

14 Nov Banana Jacking Warning

Ubud is known as the cultural center for the island of Bali and is also home to the monkey sanctuary. Before leaving for our trip we found a driver on trip advisor who made a custom tour for us, one of the stops was the monkeys. As we were pulling up to the sanctuary he turns to us and says “Whatever you do, DO NOT buy the bananas!” Look at that face, how are you going to go...

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11 Nov As the sunsets on Bali…

Kuta beach, Bali is one of the worlds most recognized surf beaches.  The area is so surf-centric most scooter rentals come with a board rack on the side. There is no shortage of board rentals, surf schools, and surf gear throughout the town. However as the sun goes down surfing is not the only thing going. Just before the sun starts to set the tide pulls out, and I mean way out. The water is drawn...

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11 Nov Balinese Cakes = Yum

We stumbled upon these tasty little guys while visiting Tanah Lot, the beautiful Hindu Temple over looking the water. If you find someone selling these I would highly recommend trying them. I am pretty sure the makers of the fruit snack 'Gushers' took the idea from the Balinese cake. The cute little green and purple cakes I sampled while at the temple were a sweet coconut based treat. They are made of rice flour, palm sugar, &...

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