Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
Last November, I traveled with a small group of friends from Guam to Bali. I am used to traveling alone, so this was a new experience for me. It was so much more pleasurable to travel with friends than be alone. Since it has been almost a year since I went, this post will be mostly photos, with whatever text I recall. (I forgot I had started this blog a few months ago, the previous blog piece).
Kadek, our wonderful driver had come with Anne the night before and came back again the next morning. I was charmed by the flowers in the restroom at the airport. Kadek had this sign, the first time I have ever been "signed."
Arrived at the villa in time for breakfast and the plan was to go to a tourist attraction called Tanah Ratah. They said I could rest if I wanted since I had had such a rough night. No way! I don't want to miss anything.
Tanah Rata, a Hindu temple. Supposedly sea snakes protect the temple. At low tide, you can walk to the little island. It was high tide.
Next day, Uluwatu temple (pictures below). This was incredible. Could follow along with the Ramayana story in this Kecak dance-drama.
Toured Depensar: Bali Museum
Yes, we had to try to famous kopi luwak. It was good and no it did not gross me out that it gets eaten and pooped out by these animals.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.