Indonesia

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh coconut adorned the top of every tropical fruit salad during my two months in Bali Indonesia. Mango, papaya, banana, and coconut palm trees provided abundant fruit at each guesthouse I stayed at in Bali. I became spoiled with the luxury of fresh from the tree fruit salads each morning for breakfast, along with the standard thermos […]

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The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

  My adorable friends, the seashell girls, visited me often at my lodging on the island of Gili Air. A choppy ferry ride from Bali to Lombok and a short hop to Gili Air in a tiny boat that felt like it would capsize at any moment brought me to the tiny island. Walking around […]

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Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Ahhh listening to the waves roll up to the sandy beach next to my room. Fond memories of my beach side room at the Agung Guesthouse in Candidasa Bali Indonesia, one of thousands of islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia. I visited only 7 of the islands: Java, Bali, Lombok, Gili Air, Sumbawa, […]

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Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

  “I have a guesthouse in Moni, why don’t you stay with me?!” smiled the woman sitting next to me. Awaiting a bus to trade the coastal town of Ende for volcano vistas in Moni on the island of Flores Indonesia I had struck up a conversation with Amina Moi. I filled in my travel companions and […]

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Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday is a new photo series I am starting this week. Last week I posted about my first solo trip to Southeast Asia in 1993, and mentioned that I had a bunch of my actual photos scanned. I posted a few of the photos last week and I want to post more – so Flashback Friday […]

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My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

I often think back to my first solo trip and how my life has taken me on unexpected adventures since the 7-month journey. Twenty-two years ago, in August 1993, I was enjoying my last few days on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. One could stay two months for each entry to Indonesia back in the […]

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My Inspiration for Solo Travel

My Inspiration for Solo Travel

In 1992 I hadn’t traveled very much yet. As a kid my family made an annual trip to Vancouver Island to visit my grandparents. I had taken a couple of trips to Europe for two or three weeks at a time and I always had a travel companion. I was still living in my hometown […]

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