My time in Bali began winding down the moment my feet hit the pavement on August 13. The week had come that would find me on the plane at the end. A beautiful getaway, hanging out with new friends, and last minute shopping filled my days.
In Amed, each morning greeted me with an absolutely stunning view, into which I melted each time. During my vacation, I met so many wonderful people, including Dana & Kadek who kindly opened the door to their home. When I wasn’t staying in a hotel, they welcomed me with open arms. The one thing I saved until the very end was shopping! Navigating through the market and bargaining with each article, proved to be fun but exhausting.
My time in Bali was amazing. It was exactly the vacation I wanted, yet I landed without knowing what I would be doing my entire 3 1/2 weeks. This showed me that some of the best things in life aren’t planned; to know that I just had to show up. I can’t take all the credit. I showed up because my dear friend Loryann told me, “Just come to Bali with an open heart because Bali’s heart…” was open to me. She did not lie.
Thank you!

The market


The market


The market……again







Yummy salad


Snakeskin fruit (salak) became one of my favorites while in Bali.


This vegetarian eatery was good, despite the look.


She was too cute, so I had to take a picture.


Dana and his mother


Dana’s father


Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a water temple built in 1663.


Before sunrise, the fisherman in Amed are at work. When the sunrises, their colorful sails can be seen in the ocean.







A sunset in Amed


A sunset in Amed


You know I had to go diving in Amed.


The finished product


This carving is almost as tall as him.


The concentration of this 10 year old was excellent as he carved the face of a bear.


Talk about getting into your work! He’s using his hands and feet!




My morning view at Dana’s house.


Dika, a little boy in Dana’s neighborhood, would come over in the mornings. He took me around the neighborhood to take pictures.


A photographer in the works!


I really wanted to see the butterfly!!

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