Bali – the paradise island and onwards

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Rate our ReviewsOur Bali day started at “Pura Taman Ayun” where there is a compound consisting of a  Balinese temple and a garden with water featuring lotus and fish ponds.  The temple was built circa 1634 by the ruler of the Mengwi kingdom Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, with Chinese architectural inspirations.  The paintings on the ceiling […]

Bali Indonesia……..A Close Stroke with a Balloon Fish

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Rate our ReviewsBali Indonesia…The number of dives on my scuba log extends to the not so impressive “2” The first time was in the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes and the second, the tropical Micronesian island of Guam. These were well over five years ago but even now, I recall on both accounts the  initial […]

Mount Ijen, Indonesia …Breathing in the Deadly Fumes

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Rate our ReviewsThe second leg of my mountain-climbing adventure in Indonesia created some trepidation.The first leg of my adventure started in Bali when we climbed Mount Batur in Kintamani, Indonesia. There, I struggled and took an hour longer than my friends to peak, and my fears almost crippled me to a standstill, when I slipped […]