Category Archives: Bali

Photos from East Bali

I was having technical issues posting some of the photos from my time in East Bali so I wanted to share a few shots of this beautiful part of the island. Posted with Blogsy Advertisements

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Fishing: A failed attempt to catch my lunch

I’ve been getting up at 5:30 every morning to watch the sun rise over the water. As the gray sky brightens with orange, yellow, blue, pink, and gold small little fishing boats head out to the horizon. This morning I … Continue reading

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Beachfront paradise and amazing food

I just watched the sun rise over the crashing waves at what is easily the most beautiful waterfront resort I have ever stayed in. I’m here in the off season, so in addition to paying a criminally low price I … Continue reading

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Homemade multi-vitamin shots and religious offerings

I started my day with a shot of bright yellow Jamu. Jamu is the Balinese equivalent of a multi-vitamin and its ingredients can be adjusted depending on your ailments. The basic version is made from mashed turmeric root, kencur (an … Continue reading

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Trying my hand at batik

The family pension where I have been staying in Ubud is run by a family of Balinese artists. Nyoman, the owner, is a well known batik and watercolor artist and has traveled extensively to show his work and lecture on … Continue reading

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Smoked duck

Smoked duck and suckling pig are the two foods in Bali that every local will ask if you’ve tried. It was my last night in Ubud and I hadn’t tried either yet so I decided to attend a smoked duck … Continue reading

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Cycling in the rain

I decided that it was time to work off some of the delicious food that I’ve been stuffing my face with and also to see more of the Balinese countryside outside of Ubud. A day spent cycling through rice paddies … Continue reading

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Satay and mangosteen

There are two fruits in Bali that I haven’t encountered elsewhere: snake-fruit and mangosteen. The skin of a snake-fruit looks just like its namesake and the white fruit inside has the texture of an apple and the taste of a … Continue reading

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Bookends to the first day: Yoga and Legong dance

Luckily, my early morning yoga class did much to restore Ubud’s new age stereotype. I walked into an idyllic terraced jungle garden, with a raw organic cafe flanked by gurgling fountains and a two-story bamboo thatched yoga studio rising up … Continue reading

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Bali: Geckos, monkeys, and corn fritters

I woke up to the sound of pre-dawn roosters and hazily watched a small dark blob drop from from the vaulted thatched roof ceiling onto an otherwise spotless tile floor. Was this jet-lag or had I really just seen poop … Continue reading

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