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Gili Islands and Lombok | Indonesia

19 March 2015 – 26 March 2015

Feeling like we’d done our dash in Bali, we took the bus/boat combo to Gili Air. We’d read awful reviews of the ferry ride between Bali and the Gili Islands and they pretty much all came true. 579 more words

Banana Pancake Trail

Barung dancing, craft and coffee, Ubud

Dewa, a friend of Helen’s (a lovely lady we met at Tiing Gading), drove us to see the Barung dancing, traditional silversmithing, bad art and good art, wood carvers, luwak coffee plantations where civets poop out coffee beans, and finally up to see the Batur Volcano, last erupted 50 years ago (you can see the lava flows where it destroyed everything in its path). Incredible.

South East Asia

Ubud. Note to self: See more sunrises.

4/14/15 – Day 5

Today I woke up at 1:30 am to go hike Mount Butur (an active volcano in Bali).  We stopped at a Balinese coffee plantation and ate a banana pancake and some Balinese coffee.  649 more words


Ubud. Getting my feet wet… 

4/12/15 – Day Three

I woke up at 6:30 am to breakfast from my family and walked over to the “Coco Mart” and hopped on the scooter with my new friends I met yesterday.   846 more words

Mimi and Pa's Epic Indonesian Adventure

There’s possibly no better way of rekindling your admiration and adoration for something incredible than sharing it with someone else.  The weekend before March Break, my parents arrived for a two week excursion through Jakarta and Bali, and we were about to share our Indonesia.   3,345 more words