Tag Archives: Ubud

Young Boy Celebrates Nyepi in Bali – Photo Essay

Nyepi in Bali

In the weeks leading up to Nyepi in Bali, Indonesia, the boys of Bali start preparing for the ogoh ogoh processions, building elaborate monsters to scare away the demons. There was one boy in particular who I became a little infatuated with.  He lives in our village, although I am not sure whose he is. […]

Feeling Cabin Fever – Living in Bali

Living in Bali

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 […]

Walking Down Memory Lane – The 10 Worst Cocktails Ever

10 Worst Cocktails

I’ve been throwing a lot of stuff up on the blog recently, from guest posts called Where Did You Sleep Last Night, to posts about yoga, and the three part series on Nyepi.  You have been hearing me talk about our clean living in the blog since we arrived in Ubud a year ago, about […]

The Boys of Nyepi in Bali – a Photo Essay

Nyepi Bali

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 […]

Preparing for Nyepi – the Ogoh Ogoh of Bali

Ogoh Ogoh of Bali

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 […]

Bintang and Babi Guling in Bali

Babi Guling in Bali

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.  […]

What is it Like to Live in Bali?

Living in Bali

If you follow my Facebook Page, you can probably figure out what we do most days living in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.  But, for those of you out there who are considering a soft retirement, or Escaping The Predictable Life, or are satisfied just living vicariously through us, I thought I would share what a typical […]