Indonesia Archive

Snapshot Sunday: Klungkung Palace Bali

This week’s Snapshot Sunday comes from Semarapura, Bali. I made a short stop in Semarapura while driving from Candidasa to Ubud when I visited Bali in 2011. It was a perfect stop to grab a quick bite for lunch and to take a quick ...Read More

Snapshot Sunday: Monkeys in Ubud

Today marks the first day of a new series for my blog! A lot of photos that I take don’t make it into my blog posts and I’ve decided to feature one of these photos a week in a series called Snapshot Sunday. Today’s ...Read More

Why I Regret Riding an Elephant

When I was in Bali last year I rode an elephant. This is something that I now deeply regret. While planning our trip to Bali, my friend proposed a visit to an elephant park outside Ubud. I thought that riding an elephant would an ...Read More

Taman Ujung Karangasem: A Palace in a Pond

Taman Ujung Karangasem, or Karangasem Water Palace, is a short drive from the villa near Amlapura.  This palace was built in 1919 by the king of Karangasem.  He and his family used this ornate palace as a place of relaxation.  Unfortunately for us, the ...Read More

Out and About in Candidasa

Candidasa is a charming little town in East Bali that offers many amenities for tourists without being touristy.  The main road is dotted with small hotels, guest bungalows, and restaurants serving a wide array of culinary options.  Being only a short drive from the villa, we ...Read More

A Peaceful Paradise in East Bali

I started off my trip to Bali with a 3 night stay at Villa Surya, located in Amalpura on the eastern side of Bali.  My friend’s parents built this place last year and were kind enough to offer it up to us in between ...Read More
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