TAKE ME BACK TO BALI

You may recall a post of mine, from late last year, about bicycling in Bali. Well, going through my photos I realise there are enough for a few posts! I'm sure you won't mind though, Bali is such a beautiful place, if you get a chance to travel there you definitely should! We had fun getting lost in the maze that is the Ubud Markets; we ate way more than we should at the numerous local restaurants (and didn't get Bali belly!); we relaxed; we explored; we swam and we ate some more!

So lets go back to Bali!

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The view from our back fence at Bali Breeze.

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The bustling markets in Ubud.

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Take care at the Monkey Forest, they look friendly enough but one of them bit my mum which led to a visit to the medical clinic and a round of rabies injections! Not what you want while on holiday.

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Canang sari, Balinese offerings.

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Ubud Palace, Bali - Picturette

Ubud Palace, Bali -Picturette

Ubud Palace, Bali - Picturette

Ubud Palace

Ubud, Bali - Picturette

Ubud, Bali - Picturette

Ubud, Bali - Picturette

A common mode of transport in an uncommon colour. Great for transporting all manner of cargo!

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Ubud, Bali - Picturette

Ubud, Bali - Picturette

BICYCLING IN BALI

After a busy second half of the year I finally have time to finish off some personal projects, one of those being sorting through some holiday photos I took six months ago...where has the year gone?  So I'm pretending it's not Christmas next week and reminiscing about bicycling in Bali. While a day of bike riding may sound exhausting to some, it was really a leisurely cycle downhill through some breathtaking countryside. Starting with breakfast overlooking a crater lake at Mt Batur, then a coffee or two at a Balinese plantation, with various stops along the way to explore a traditional Balinese compound, rice paddies and a giant Banyan tree. Followed by a feast at the end (and a well deserved Bintang!). Bali-77

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I had no idea that ginger flowers were so beautiful!

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Roasting coffee beans.

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The mister waving for the camera!

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My uncle had a go at threshing the rice!

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Ancient banyan tree.

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Bali is a beautiful place and the people so friendly, I hope to visit again someday. Until then, I will content myself with the memories these photos hold.