The first post on our JavaLlama page! Finally :)
We have been traveling for the past couple months and it has been an adventure! More posts to follow with our previous visits.
We arrived in Bali after several days in Australia where it was 60 degrees. Back to the tropical weather with humidity- which Grace loves for some reason. 🌴
It has been interesting living in a Balinese village north of Ubud. (Sounds like 'ooo bahd') The people are kind, friendly, and they live in/outdoors with open air housing. Mornings and evenings air is scented of wood burning fires for some cooking which are carried away as the ocean breezes are frequent . Our first night didn’t go so well. Anthony will have a better account of this but it started with a late arrival in our village after 11pm. We have no AC in this villa and although the wood carved doors and window frames are gorgeous, they are not sealed so all noises and scents come in. I couldn’t sleep due to the dogs barking in the street, then they woke up the chickens and roosters who didn’t stop until midday. With local cock fights happening in the temple this week the roosters have been fairly non stop sounding off!
We haven’t been to the beach yet, but that is coming soon. Finding adventures around town in the midst of working and Grace doing school quickly take up our days. We rented scooters (another adventure driving on the opposite side of the road) and have visited a waterfall with a hidden water temple. Ubud is quite busy with all the tourist shops and guesthouses. So far we have enjoyed all the Balinese food! Sadly Grace has acquired what is called the Bali Belly. A little queasy. Tried coffee at several cafés and Anthony found his favorite cappuccino ever at the new Akamana coffee house ☕️
Travel planning for the next two months is sometimes overwhelming with not being familiar with local places. I have to say it was more than fabulous having friends (Kristy Kropf) and family Suzanne DeRusha, Angela Tasdarian & Aunty Tina, in the past couple locations. ❤️ We miss our family and friends a lot!
If you or someone you know is familiar with local places in Singapore, Thailand (Islands & Chang Mai), and Hanoi/Ha Long Bay, Vietnam we would love to know before we travel there in a few weeks.
Looking forward to more adventures!
Java LLama Trog!
Welcome to our (Traveling Blog) We are traveling buddies while we work and study. These are short thoughts along the way.