Hanging Out at Denpasar International Airport

Right now, we are waiting for our flight out of Denpasar international airport. As we were hanging out, here in the international departure lounge we bumped into a father/daughter family who we went diving with in Pemuteran. That is the interesting thing about Bali and that is we keep meeting folks that we met in…

Last Day at Ubud

This is our last full day in Ubud. I barely got much sleep last night not because it was noisy or anything like than, rather, we only had a bed sheet on our bed and no blankets. Its not that it was even cold or anything like that, its just something that’s rather quirky about…

Back to Ubud

After breakfast and using just about the slowest Internet connection in the world (15 mins just to log into my email) we left to go back to Ubud. The drive back was actually nice and much more pleasant than the drive to Pemuteran. The route we followed took us through the central mountain region including…

Last Day at Pemuteran

Woke up feeling a little tired from the diving yesterday but the pain in my bicep is gone so that’s good. I wonder if I was suffering form decompression sickness. If so, then it’s a good thing it wasn’t in my spine or my brain cause that would have been really serious This morning I…

Diving at Menjangan Island

Today we went diving at Menjangan Island today. The boat ride took about 50 minutes to get there and was not bad considering that the waters were relatively calm and as an added precaution, I had taken seasickness pill this morning so I had no problems at all. A quick word about my dive buddies…

Snorkling in Pemuteran

Woke up at about 3:00 am with a really sharp pain in my left bicep/deltoid area and though I am not too worried, it is a little uncomfortable. I am not sure if it is something that stung me when I was diving at the Drop-off or whether it is due to decompression sickness and…

Off to Pemuteran

We left for Pemuteran at about noon today. The journey was rather uneventful other than the fact that the roads, although they didn’t have any potholes, were a little uneven and combined with the pollution and the smoke (that seems primarily due to people burning garbage etc) I was right there getting nauseous. We made…

More Diving

Today I woke up bright and early to go diving again. Since I was the only one going diving today, we decided that rather than going to the Monkey Reef to do a slope dive, we would instead go to Tulamben Drop-off and do a wall instead. That sounded pretty decent so i was game….

Diving the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben

Woke up at about 6:30 am this morning feeling a little apprehensive. Today we go diving at Tulamben with Eurodive, one of the reputable dive shops in Amed Bali. I haven’t dove since 2001 and even though I will be doing an introductory half hour course, I still feel a bit nervous since I know…

Ahhhh… Amed

We got into Amed yesterday afternoon. I really like this place … its nice, sunny and bright unlike in Ubud at the moment, the actual place we are staying in is really beautify and a little far from the main crop of seaside resorts so the “pseudo isolation” makes for good relaxing. We want to…

A Taste of the Monsoons

The rains have started… and I am not talking about simple showers, I am talking about downpours. The rains stated about about 3:00 am or so and have been going on continuously. Right now the whole town seems to be flooded. Certainly the resort grounds are flooded with about 2 to 3 inches of water….

Barong and Kris Dance Plus Other Things

Today we went on a half day cultural and sight seeing tour of Ubud and the surrounding area. The first stop was the village of Batu Bulan which I believe means “Moon Stone”. There we when to see the local folk stage a performance of The Barong and Kris Dance. The music was done by…