Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
My friend Tim, who is a frequent traveler to Bali and beyond, suggested we go to Munduk. We are glad we took his advice. It is inland, with mountains, waterfalls, lakes. Lots of beautiful scenery and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Anne found an eco-tourist resort which was built next to a rice paddy.
On the way to Munduk, we stopped at this restaurant, Saras. It had table service, nice views.
Then we went to the Ulun Danu Beratan temple, I remembered it as the lake temple. Lots of photo ops. Pretty.
On to the Twin Lakes. The next day we got even better pics.
Our villa, Amartya Puri, was serene and gorgeous. Loved the lotus pond.
Our big adventure was a hike to see waterfalls. It started out fine, then we got hit by a downpour. But we did it.
Of course, we had to stop for the monkeys. Don't make eye contact! Also picked up corn and strawberries.
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.