31 May 2017

Ornate door

I couldn't resist stopping for a shot of this decorative door in Bali. There's something I like about the contrast between this entrance and its surroundings. I also didn't notice the tiny stop sign to the right until I opened it on my computer. A nice detail. More signs can be found here. Photo taken in December 2016.

30 May 2017

Friendly faces, part two

I told you friendly faces can be found everywhere in Bali. Here's one found in Ubud. Photo taken in December 2016.

29 May 2017

Pirates in Bali?

Fans of The Pirates of the Caribbean are widespread, they can even be found in Ubud, Bali! More murals from around the world can be found here. Photo taken in December 2016.

26 May 2017

Echo beach

A visit to the famed Echo Beach was a must! If you've never heard the song by Martha and the Muffins, it's time to change that.

While most people picture Bali filled with beautiful white sand beaches, quite a few of them are black. Despite what you might think, the sand was incredibly soft. I do hope to get back to Echo Beach someday. Photos taken in November 2016.

25 May 2017

Evening catch

A group of young men were fishing at Tanah Lot. I'm not sure how this one could turn his back to the beautiful colors in the sky behind him. Photo taken in November 2016.

24 May 2017

Land in the Sea

Tanah Lot is one of the most popular temples to visit in Bali. It is a small rock island that is only easily accessible during the low tide. Visitors flock here at sunset to receive a blessing with the holy waters of the site.

Of course, the beautiful views and sunset are also a big draw.

I always try to take pictures of the signs, so I don't forget where I was later! More signs can be found here. Photos taken in November 2016.

23 May 2017

Pretty in pink

I can never resist bright bougainvillea! Photo taken in November 2016.

22 May 2017

Friendly face

One of the many friendly faces you'll find in and around Bali! Photo taken in November 2016.

19 May 2017

Pure gold

Here's the real reason why so many people flock to Uluwatu on the southern tip of Bali - the fantastic sunsets! Seeing that beautiful color made the trip worth it. More skies can be seen here. Photo taken in November 2016.

18 May 2017


The views from the temple are what brings most of the tourists here. It's breathtaking. Photo taken in November 2016.

17 May 2017

Uluwatu temple

Many people make the trek southward to Uluwatu for the fantastic sunset views in the evening. However, the temple in itself is well worth discovering. Though Indonesia as a country is majority Muslim, the island of Bali is Hindu. Depictions of Ganesh, Shiva and other Gods are abundant throughout the island.

Uluwatu temple is a holy site and many people come to pray and make offerings.

Here's a bit of information on the temple. More signs can be found here. Photos taken in November 2016.

16 May 2017

Enjoying the view

This monkey was keeping a sharp eye on the tourists. Anything that is left unattended for even a moment can easily become property of the monkey. The tourists were watching the more interesting sights, the sea and the sunset. Photo taken in November 2016.

15 May 2017

Welcome to Bali

After a couple of weeks of intense culture in Vietnam, it was time for some relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Bali, Indonesia. This one was in the southeast area of the island in Sanur. Photo taken in November 2016.

12 May 2017

Life on the mighty Mekong

I took a daytrip from Saigon to the Mekong Delta. One day is really not enough to really get to see it all, but at least to get a taste of life on the river.

Houses are built to withstand changes in the water level. The river can rise and fall several meters during the rainy season.

There are also floating markets. Most of what's available is fruits, vegetables and the like. This woman had apples on offer. 

Photos taken in November 2016.

11 May 2017

Post colonial

French architectural influences can still be found in today's Saigon. This is the facade of the former post office. 

It's now a shopping hall. You'll see our old friend, Mr. Ho Chi Minh, thoughtfully watching over visitors. 

Photos taken in November 2016.

10 May 2017


Everything is transported by scooter in Vietnam. Really, everything. Photo taken in November 2016.

09 May 2017

Looking out

Looking out onto the plaza in front of the Catholic church in Saigon. You're never alone in Southeast Asia! Photo taken in November 2016.

08 May 2017

Still popular after all these years

Getting a selfie with Mr. Ho Chi Minh's statue in Saigon is popular with tourists of all stripes. Photo taken in November 2016.
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