We’ve been without a certain home for almost 5 years. A lot of factors went into saying farewell to the nomadic lifestyle.
I just woke to my final day in Ubud. I am so ready to leave. I am thoroughly done with living in Bali, Indonesia. We arrived in Ubud in March of 2013, which seems like almost a lifetime ago. We had been here once before and were skeptical, but open-minded, about whether we fit in. […]
I am feeling some cabin fever, in Ubud, Indonesia, entirely of my own doing. There are different types of cabin fever. I remember the weekends when it would snow in Chicago. We would watch it pile up outside of our basement windows from the comfort of our leather sofa, me generally under a fleece […]
I rarely take photos around town. It is not like I am a tourist, snapping shots to commemorate a trip. I often think about bringing my camera out with me, to drive around the villages for a day taking photos. But, then, my regular schedule kicks in, and I just live my life as an […]
I was happy we experienced the ogoh ogoh procession in Kutuh Kaja the night before Nyepi, the day of silence in Bali. I felt as though we were part of the community, and experiencing something special.
It was not our first Nyepi spent in Bali, Indonesia, but this one was certainly different. The first time we heard of Nyepi was back in 2010, when we spent the last month of our round the world trip in Bali. We attempted to see a parade of ogoh ogoh, but failed as we […]
Now that we have this gorgeous Bali, Indonesia house, even if fraught with problems, we started talking about a housewarming. We had enough room, the gorgeous view. We even had friends to invite. Eric came up with the idea around New Years of hosting a Balinese inspired party – with babi guling and Bintang beer. […]