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bye bye, bali

Monday, May 19th, 2008

last night while i was getting ready to fall asleep, i kept thinking about all the things i need to do before we leave bali tomorrow night. it’s always like that when we’re getting ready to pack up and move on, and it was distracting me so this morning i put it down in a list. it’s mostly things to buy (cheap sunglasses, a larger duffel bag, shampoo, a few souvenirs) and things to do (fix ipod, reconfirm our flight). some of the items on my list are things that are SO “bali” that we have to fit them in one more time before we leave. cheap meals (yesterday i had a t-bone steak dinner for $2), cheap spa treaments (massage, deep conditioning hair treatment, and mani/pedi for $25), and of course, laying by the pool to soak up the bali sunshine.

this morning i woke up ready to jump into my bikini and… it’s POURING outside. like, cats and dogs pouring.

WHAT? it rains in kuta?!?
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eat, pray, love

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

if you’ve read elizabeth gilbert’s eat, pray, love, then you will understand my excitement at what we did this morning! =)

his personal copy of the book

in the book (which is fabulous, and you should run out and buy it right now if you haven’t read it yet), gilbert travels to ubud, bali – the “love” part of the title – and meets a balinese medicine man named ketut liyer. she returns two years later to study meditation with him, and he becomes both a friend and teacher to her as she spends time in bali.
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the end is (unfortunately) near

Saturday, May 17th, 2008
i can't believe how quickly time flies! we're at the point where we've only got one month to go before we head back to reality! im bracing for some major culture shock heading back to the world as i knew ... [Continue reading this entry]

health on the road

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
i have to admit that i'd never heard of typhoid mary, and only heard passing mention of typhoid itself until just the other day. i probably could have gone my whole life without really needing to know what ... [Continue reading this entry]

vignettes of song

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
people sing alot in bali. and not american idol-type singing. this is not singing for any audience, just for themselves. i often catch people singing just for the joy of singing. yesterday i had lunch in a little balinese restaurant ... [Continue reading this entry]

beautiful bali

Friday, April 25th, 2008
offerings on kuta beach, bali beautiful blue skies and white sand beaches. narrow little streets lined with shops and smiling faces. heavenly spa treatments for less ... [Continue reading this entry]