Island Tour

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Island Tour

Our close connection with Bali’s beaches has prevented us from straying inland. Having been here for almost three weeks, we started to wonder how much we were missing by only seeing the perimeter shorelines. Although not willing to leave the ocean for long, we decided it was time for some more perspective. We hired a [...]

Bali's tourist Mecca

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Bali’s tourist Mecca

Returning to Legian beach after scuba diving, this time to a guest house only two blocks from the beach. We thought the last guesthouse was a tourist area, we had no idea it wasn’t the tourist center. This is. This neighborhood is likely the reason so many tire of Bali quickly. Crammed with tour kiosks [...]

Our Safari Diving Adventure

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Our Safari Diving Adventure

Three days of diving has just flown by with barely a chance to realize it has passed. Even with six dives completed in Bali, we have barely scratched the surface of the water here- and at times the ocean floor was so picture perfect, it felt more like swimming in a aquarium. Unlike in Australia [...]

Life on the tourist strip

Bali. How am I just now visiting this place? Bali is a vacation destination that can beat out the best. It’s worth the long flight from the states, and even a week here will renew any tired soul. We keep talking about how perfect this place would be for a short vacation. If we weren’t [...]

Welcome to Bali

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Welcome to Bali

A midnight flight, a broken ATM at the cash only visa desk, and a taxi driver who insisted on a fee of twice the normal rate. This was our initial introduction to Bali. Luckily, our series of unfortunate events ended here. Morning came and we basked in the comfort and cleanliness of our large and [...]