Hiking in ricefeald heaven

Posted: 14 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Too tired to tell about or six hours hike around Ubud today. Tomorrow it is relax day; time for a sleep in, pool chill, monkey sanctury visit – and blogging. Let’s just say I was in rice heaven and it was pleasant!

/Miss Travel

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Fullmoon is for celibration

Posted: 11 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Silence. No more singing under the moon. Two nights in a row a man has been chanting somewhere in the distance on the island. Now full moon has past and now only the great waves sing in the night. Here in Bali (Lembongan) fullmoon is an important temple ritual and yesterday we saw men and women in traditional clothes, either sparkling colorful or plain white stacking gods on their head. Everywhere we saw blessed parcels of food for the gods, streets, doorsteps (ours too) and small house temples. I regret not trying to attend one of the ceremonies instead of going to a childish fullmoon party.

Here is what I found written about the importans of full moon:

“Purnama, or full moon in Bali is a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate this special day hosting splendid ceremonies. Balinese believe that Purnama is a propitious day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing. On this sacred day, hundreds of ceremonies are held in all corners of the island to satisfy and honor the gods with offerings such as food, fruit and flowers. The Balinese themselves are then blessed by performing various rituals using holy water, incense smoke, petals and rice grains.”

/Miss Travel

Devil’s tear, Lembongan

Posted: 11 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Today I saw the power of nature in many shapes. First we went out snorkling in a small traditional catamaran. We left shore in difficult condition as huge waves rolled in knocking down the fundaments for beach huts and swolloing the white beach.

I was a little anxious but as we put on the goggles and snorkle and jumped in the sea fascination was the greatest feeling. The corals had amazing shapes and the fish looked just like in a Disney movie. I felt so liberated forcing myself to dive deeper and holding my breath in this silent under water world.

At sunset we went to famous Devil’s tear, by foot. The great waves charged with fullmoon power (past night)was the biggest I have ever seen in real life and we can now at night here them rowling outside the hut in the dark. It was with a sting of fear we saw them crush against our semi dry clif as the sun set really fast.

What an amazing world. It is to bad there is so much waste floating around. Bali (Lembongan) should be eco friendly with sun, wind- and wave energy instead we see polution between patches of paradise.

/Miss Travel

Home sweet hut

Posted: 10 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Back at our hut at Dream beach kubu after a road trip around the Nusa Lembongan and the neighbouring island. Almost fall asleep in my hanging bed as the dightlight fall, birds’ song go away and the sounds of night start to haunt the last sun rays. Tonight it is full moon party, be forever young and stay dancing untill dawn.

/Miss T

Bali: New start?

Posted: 10 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The Oriental hotel, Bangkok

Posted: 7 August, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The Mandarin Oriental. Famous. Beautifull. Jazzy. And we got a table with a vore over Chao Praya with glittering party boats passing by in the humid dark night.

/Miss Travel

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Today we visited swedish Annika Jonasson who reach out to the poor and sick in the Bangkok slum. She is the founder of self-helping project Hang on hangers so poor mothers can work from home doing clothes hangers och making enoughg to provide for their kids.

/Miss T