Well hello there.

So I guess I’ve been away a bit longer than I’d planned. It’s a rough life waking up every day, heading to the beach or for a day trip around Bali. The ‘net has been the last thing on my mind. My apologies to those of you who’ve wondered where I’ve disappeared to.

Although we’ve managed to soak up some sun, we’ve covered about 1300 kilometers so far; our travels have included: Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud, Sanur, Tampaksiring, Kintimani, Lake Batur, Lake Braten, Ahmed, Tirthagangga, Candidasa, Padang-bai, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, the west coast, and so many small trips in between. It sounds like a lot of ground to cover but over the span of 5 weeks it’s not as bad as it seems.

We’re primarily staying in Seminyak this time for the beach rather than our beloved Ubud. However, I’m currently sitting in a house overlooking a stunning rice field in Ubud at the moment, having finally found a wireless connection. (the owner of Cafe Kita kindly relinquished the password free of charge).

I’ve managed to capture some new material this trip, having taken about 40GB worth of photos with my Canon 5D. I’ve been pretty happy with the resulting images, but don’t know when I’ll have a chance to go through them all properly. Once I get back to Jakarta on Aug 10, work will hit me with a swift kick in the arse for the next month or so. Having said that, it’s quite nice having a job that offers such wonderful holiday time.

Just for kicks, been looking at homes and villas for sale… Only a dream? I’ve met some intriguing people that seem to think it may not be impossible for me to make a living here if I so desired…

One more week and I’ll be back in the Big Durian. Updates and photos will flow rapidly soon thereafter.

balinese dream

  • Beautiful shot Brandon! Can’t believe how fast my first summer as a teacher went by:( I was taking classes all the way through though, so it was kind of a drag. Next summer I’m hoping to finally visit Indonesia.

  • “work will hit me with a swift kick in the arse for the next month or so”

    “Arse” isn’t proper American mister!

  • Brandon: Dragonfly in Ubud also provides free wifi connections. Say hi to owners George and Liz if you drop by there.

    Will you be in Bali around 17 Aug? Maybe we can catch up to chew the fat and I can learn some photography from you 🙂