Bali … it’s one of those take-your-breath-away destinations. You ask yourself,
Where has this place been all of my life?
And the answer is: Right here – for centuries and centuries – enduring turbulence, yet maintaining its rich culture, spiritual dignity, and exotic mystery.
When you arrive in Bali your ears are assailed by the discordant-yet-pleasant tones of gamelan music. The sting of spicy sambal introduces your tongue to a new taste sensation. Elegant dancers move with graceful, near-impossible gestures. Your eyes are dazzled by the visual and spiritual complexity of the canang sari left on family altars and strewn across sidewalks. The pungent scent of incense wafts on the breeze. And you just feel … alive!
We’ve been to Bali twice – each time as part of an extended Round-the-World trip. Both times we arrived filled with the wonder of a child, and left unwillingly. Anytime life throws us a curve ball (like Terri’s recent knee surgery), we talk longingly of heading back to Bali.
It seems that all will be OK if we’re in Bali.
So, for the next few weeks we thought we’d take you to Bali with us and show you why we love this magnificent place.
And we know that so many of you have already discovered beautiful Bali and written about it. Please send us the links to your posts so we can feature your work and share it with the gang.
Terri & James
1. Yves Picq via Wikimedia Commons
8. Midori via Wikimedia Commons