I have been gone awhile. My sister + Alex got married! And then Bob and I went to I N D O N E S I A!! So here's what's new: one continent. two countries. islands. culture. cuisine. people. religion. beaches. waterfalls. rice paddies! It was an incredible journey.
Our first destination in Bali was Ubud. Our second destination was the island to the east, Lombok. We traveled there by boat via Padangbai across the Lombok Strait. We also visited the island Gili Meno. Then we flew back to Bali on Garuda Air. Our third destination was the most remote yet on the Bukit Peninsula in a village called Kutuh on a cliff set high above Pandawa Beach. Our fourth and final destination was Seminyak the most hip, popular beach location in Bali.
I have never met a kinder nation of people. The Balinese and Sasak are the happiest, friendliest, most peaceful, respectful, welcoming, warmhearted people on this planet. They genuinely want to take care of you, to make sure you are at ease and having a good time. No one is rude. No one frowns. I feel as though anger or frustration are emotions not even possible. Their awareness, peace and kindness extends beyond what I expected - not only to us as travelers, but to everyone around them. It is an awakening and fulfilling and meaningful thing to be a part of.
All the travel details to come.