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 – 4

My computer doesn’t like the electricity here; it hums and vibrates when it’s plugged in, and feels like a live thing under my fingertips.  I hope it doesn’t explode before I leave for home!  There are no building codes or permits for anything in Bali.  If you want to build a house, you just build … More Bali – 4

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

Bali time

Wednesday, July 15th, 4:30 a.m. (a 13 hour time difference from my home…) My cousin Dawn and I went to a number of shops in Gianyar and Ubud on errands yesterday, my first day in Bali.  Gianyar and Ubud are cities to the east and west of her home in Tegallinggah.  Ubud is a big … More Bali time

busy, busy, busy…

But I knew you would want to see and hear about how Zoë is doing. Great!  She learned how to come down the steps yesterday, and she was very proud of herself. More news update: As a birthday gift to myself, I ordered my ticket to Bali for July 12th, somehow the credit card transaction … More busy, busy, busy…