bali – 8

There is a long, dense line of volcanoes running through Indonesia, and Bali has its fair share – two live volcanoes on this 2,000 square miles island. We left home around 10 am and drove north through Kintimani, down into the crater created long, long ago by Gunung Batur (5633 feet), an active volcano that … More bali – 8

bali – 5

Yesterday was temple day for us.  It was an eight-mile drive to Tampak Siring and the most impressive ancient site in Bali, Gunung Kawi.  The site sits in the Pakerisan Valley, through which runs the same river we live on in Tegallinggah.  We parked our car in the lot next to all the seller’s stands, … More bali – 5

Bali – 3

Passion flower Friday, July 17th For some unknown reason my internal clock and compass have made their own adjustments to life in Bali. I wake at 4 a.m., ready to start my day. That would be three in the afternoon at home. I have no idea why this works. I need a nap in the … More Bali – 3

Bali – 2

The living room and the forest Thursday, July 16th, 5:30 a.m. The Bali you see in advertisements, hear about, and imagine, is not the Bali that exists away from the hotels that line the beaches.  Beautiful, but….. the real Bali is a third world country, a tropical country, and beautiful. We took a trek along … More Bali – 2