In Bali for 9 days

I meant to post before leaving but ran out of time. We’re currently in Bali for 9 days enjoying the beach and just relaxing. Generally we travel around quite a lot but this trip is more focused on recharging. We’re staying in Seminyak but have been up to Ubud and spent yesterday in Uluwatu at Bvlgari Hotel for sundown drinks, followed by an excellent dinner with a friend who has a villa right near Dreamland. Really dig that area butRead more

Reflection on Manila

I’ve been insanely busy this month as you may have deciphered from my lack of posting. The past three weeks have been a torrent of stress and work; but in the end it’s all worth it. At least I have some vacations coming up – 9 days in Bali at the end of March and 5 days in the 1000 islands (Pulau Seribu) in April. I was in Manila, Philippines last week for a few days – returning on MondayRead more

Alone. At the gate. Alone.

Besakih Temple, Bali. The volcanic Mount Agung (Gunung Agung) is the most sacred mountain in Bali. It is home to the important Mother Temple of Besakih, the largest and holiest temple in Bali. An active volcano, it last erupted in March 1963. The lava flows narrowly missed the Mother Temple of Besakih on the mountain’s slopes, which the Balinese regarded as a miraculous sign from the gods. Built before 1000 AD, Besakih Temple was originally a terraced temple dedicated toRead more