Category Archives: Bali

Time to Be a Kid Again

My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is.  ~Ron Olson This water palace near Candidasa in Eastern Bali was our last stop of the day and a perfect way to wind down. We didn’t have to don … Continue reading

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Savoring Suckling Pig ~ Balinese Style: Tips on how to Dine

 “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” ~ Anthony Bourdain I’m game for trying the national dish wherever I travel, and making a point to taste babi guling, or suckling pig, while in Bali … Continue reading

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Sustaining Culture through Weaving ~ from North Carolina to Bali

” Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”  ~   Richard P. Feynman My love affair with textiles began in 1976 when we … Continue reading

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Bali ~ A Walk through the Rice Fields

“Whoever offers to me with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water, with a pure heart, I accept.” ~ Bhagavad Gita I once read that a walk through a rice field is like a walk through God’s garden. … Continue reading

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My 7 Super Shots

My thanks to Cathy at catbirdinoman who nominated me to participate in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots. The challenge is to choose 7 of your own photos, one for each of the following categories: A photo that…takes my breath away A … Continue reading

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To the Mothers of the World ~ I Pay You Tribute

There is a universal bond that we mothers have, the instinct that connects us together even if we can’t speak the same language.  The language of motherhood is, after all, the same. As I review photos of our travels, pictures … Continue reading

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A Room with a View ~ Sawah Sunrise in Bali

Sawah Sunrise is a four room Bed & Breakfast in Ubud, Bali, set among rice fields, accessible only by footpath. Perfect name. Sawah is an Indonesian word that means “individual rice field” and also refers to the wet-rice method of … Continue reading

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Finding Your Destination: Sawah Sunrise ~ Bali

Travel is about choices. Accommodations. Rates. Location. Number of days. This requires much planning well ahead of the travel date. Destination: Ubud, Bali  Indonesia  October, 2011 Wanting a true cultural experience, we chose for three nights the Sawah Sunrise Bed … Continue reading


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