Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wednesday, March 3, we cruised into Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) shortly after sunrise.  Turns out the port is pretty far away from the city itself; and, although we met the guide for our private tour a bit past 09:00, we … Continue reading

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Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Today, we woke up approaching Semarang, the capital of Central Java.  It has been clear both yesterday and today that we have left Bali, where Hinduism is the predominant religion, and moved into the Muslim dominated rest of Indonesia.  We … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs from Bali

Sounds: Shortly before 6 a.m., the dark, humid air wraps itself around you and then you hear the gentle sounds of drum and flute coming across the rice fields from the temple letting you know that it is almost time … Continue reading

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Barong, Birds, Babi Guling & Beaches

On a day of all things beginning with “B”, the amazingness just kept coming.  Yesterday was our first day without our wonderful guide, Nyoman, but in spite of that considerable handicap, we managed to plunge into more that Bali has … Continue reading

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To Ubud and Beyond

Yesterday, Saturday, March 23rd, was our second, and last, tour with Nyoman.  I think we will all miss this lovely, young man; I also think that he will be one of most lasting memories of Bali.  But enough . . … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye, Villa Gaya

Because no one is checking in today, Marco (of Villa Gaya) has given us a late check out.  We don’t need to vacate until 2 p.m. when the car to take us to Villa AyoKa should arrive. This has been … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Today, Monday, March 18, Michael and I went on an eight hour tour of the north of Bali.  The tour was arranged by our airport picker-upper Dewa.  However, I am too tired to blog about the tour except in the … Continue reading

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Sunset

Apparently, the west side of Corfu is known for its spectacular sunsets.  Our first night here, the cloud cover on the western horizon was so uniformly heavy that the sunset was nothing to write home about or even mention in … Continue reading

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The Day of the Iguana

It would seem that Puerto Vallarta first came to prominance as a tourist destination as a result of being the location for filming 1964’s “The Night of the Iguana” with Richard Burton, who was accompanied by his not-yet-wife-but-already-lover Elizabeth Taylor. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in Narni

I know this isn’t Santa Claus or even St. Nikolaus but he looked like a Christmas guy to me when I saw him in the Orvieto cathedral.  For that reason, he will have to act as stand in.  Some of … Continue reading

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