Thursday, July 16, 2009

Roaming the countryside with Ketut (Ubud, Bali)


Our huge room at Green Field - rooms are very cheap in Ubud



View from our room


Our hotel pool


Our first stop with Ketut was Monkey Forest



It is filled with macaques contemplating


Sitting peacefully



Eating sweet potatoes



Binging



That does not look good at all



A failed escape



In Monkey Forest


Huge tree


Balinese leave offerings everywhere

 
One more monkey



A rice field on the way to Mount Batur



Our view at lunch


of Mount Batur - a huge volcano



Small coastal village



Kristin



This lady really wanted to sell Kristin this sarong, of course she
bought it and even tried to justify buying a second one



One more picture of the mountain



A small puppy on the street



just hanging out, dog days


In the Tirta Empul - Tampaksiring


Huge Banyon Tree - all big temples have
at least one and they are sacred


Temple Entrance - each temple has 3 sections,
the first is for preparation, the second is for
concentration and the third is for praying


Better angle of temple entrance - Ketut washing


This spring cleans soul, body, and mind.  In the
background, one can see the old presidential
palace up on the hill


This one fountain is only for the deceased - and is called
Tirtha Pangentas


Kristin and Ketut talking, in holy areas, one
must wear a sarong and a sash, hindus receive
yellow



Kristin and I with our sarongs



Praying and getting a blessing



with water from this natural spring.  The water always stays at this
level, regardless of rain or drought



A street outside of Gunung Kawi



A mask and fabric store



lazy corner



These birds just rolled up on the scene like a gang.



And after having a brief conversation,



rolled up on the rival gang.

 
Fields



Rice Terraces



Gunung Kawi - carved into stone



A rice field scene



Some Indonesian kids



Sleeping Indonesian dog



A small chick about to safely cross the street



Some kids



Temple Rules


Huge Tree at Goa Gajah


Goa Gajah fountains, this site dates back to
the 11th century and is very mysterious



The elephant cave at Goa Gajah, a dark dank place of worship



Closeup of less than welcoming entry



Some purple flowers


An ornate mens restroom at Tepi Sawah -
our second hotel of the day



Our huge bedroom at Tepi Sawah - the bathroom is the size of our
entire room in Hong Kong



The bathroom, which came with flower petals in the tub, note outdoor
shower to the left



Our dinner table on our terrace



Kristin with a flower in her hair


Glamor Shots


We saw alot of kites flying overhead around dusk



A farmer feeding his beasts



Our pool area



Kristin sitting by the pool


Great picture by Kristin with a little man-cleave

6 comments:

  1. Hey you both look fantastic!! Those sarongs are quite fetching. Thanks for another "highlight". It is the best way to end the day that I have ever had!! Love, Grandma O

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  2. Kristin, Justin, These pics are wonderful. I love enlarging them. Love Gram

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  3. i enjoyed your post. esp. photos. i love puri goa ganesh. Fran

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  4. I completely missed this blog ....monkey forest is the best.. Some peeps have to work and can't keep up with outdoor showers and huge bedrooms.. You look like u all are havin an awesome..memorable time..luv u.......

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