Bali … it’s one of those take-your-breath-away destinations. You ask yourself, Where has this place been all of my life?
It was 5:30 am and already I heard the sound. The whoosh-whoosh of the gardener’s broom told me he was nearby, capturing errant leaves that dared to fall overnight.
As a tourist destination, Bali is an island of superlatives. Whether you’ve been to Bali or not, it seems to show up on most wish lists for a first visit or a return.
Remember the old psych quiz where you’re asked a question and supposed to say the first word that comes to mind? If the question was How would you describe Bali?, we would blurt “Exotic!”
Travel, when it’s finished, is about images … visual and mental. This picture-perfect heliconia, aka Lobster Claw, was 15 feet from our deep, shady porch in Ubud, Bali. The contrast of brilliant colors against a living wall of green was simple and starkly beautiful. And every single day, Terri and I enjoyed this lovely bloom …
On most online travel forums there’s usually a thread about eating in US-based chain restaurants while traveling overseas. Views are normally polarized; exchanges can be serious and sometimes heated.