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    @marjorie - thanks for checking out my pics. Glad you liked. I wasn't able to stay long in Ubud, wasn't enough time. Maybe next visit....

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    Question to the Bali experts: Are there girlie bars in Bali? If yes, where are they located? I'm trying to help out a farang friend who's interested in visiting Bali. I showed him the Sanur link (thanks boatboy!) and he might check it out. I didn't recommend KW's resort since it was too pricey; nice, but pricey...

    @Boatboy, are there restos and shops near that resort?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for resorts/hotels in the Gili Islands and in Lombok? Price range maybe 60-100 USD/night. Are the Gili islands and Lombok worth visiting/recommending?

    Thanks a bunch. I'll upload more pics when my net is better. It's a holiday here today - happy Chinese New Year!

    (or Lunar New Year, if you want to be particular)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Ya gotta be carefl of dem monkeys, i got bit once.
    And mutated into the King of the species.




    Nice thread, Katie. Well done on mastering the pics

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    ^ Thanks NR! Yeah, I finally got the pics to load. After much frustration!

    Am sitting here sipping ginger tea (for my bad throat) while waiting for my pix to load in photobucket. Slow net... sigh...

    This cold, tropical winter is not good to tropical bones like mine... I'm getting sniffly nose and bad throat.. oh well..

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    While on the road to Tampak Siring from Ubud, the hired taxi passed by the Sukarno Center. It's a museum (I think) about Pres. Sukarno. It looked interesting, so I stopped by to take a few pics of the exterior.



    Note the statues beside the frangipani trees on the left side


    Close up of one of those statues
    The lady on the statue looks like she got waxed in the waxing place earlier
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    more pics of the Sukarno Center


    We are number 1!

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    I almost forgot these pics. They were taken as my new friend and I walked back up the road from Gunung Kawi. I had been sales-talked into buying some sarongs (I thought they would be nice presents, hehe), and I saw these two doing their stuff, and I asked permission to take their photos.

    A girl, maybe 10-12 years old, crocheting.


    A local lady dressing up wooden birds


    Both very talented people.

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    Nice pics Katie, keep them coming.

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    I loved to eat art the little cafe in front of Bintang and judt watch life go by.

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    @MissT - thanks for the encouragement!

    @upupandaway - was that Seminyak cafe (in the pic) or the one on the left of the supermarket? I remember there was a small, shoebox sized cafe, near a travel agency kiosk, but I didn't take pics of it.. sigh...

    Okay, after Gunung Kawi, next stop was Pura Tirtha Empul, the holy spring.


    If I knew that I would later be posting this in a forum, I would've had a manicure

    I liked seeing people in their native costumes


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    Tourists getting "saronged"


    Sweep, sweep, sweep...

    they were all supposed to be near each other, when the guy on the rightmost moved and destroyed the symmetry

    Since it was during the holidays, there were loads of tourists, especially Aussies - I could hear the accent everywhere



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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    especially Aussies - I could hear the accent everywhere
    They are dreadfully loud, aren't they?

    Considering you didn't know you'd make a thread out of this, you've taken loads of good pics, Katie. I'm dreadful, I now take pics specifically for the thread, or I'd end up with just half a dozen per trip

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    There's an area where they sell stuff for offering to their gods


    The pool/spring was crowded that day



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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    especially Aussies - I could hear the accent everywhere
    They are dreadfully loud, aren't they?

    Considering you didn't know you'd make a thread out of this, you've taken loads of good pics, Katie. I'm dreadful, I now take pics specifically for the thread, or I'd end up with just half a dozen per trip
    Lol, yeah, they can be loud. But they're generally nice (at least the ones I've met). One Aussie woman even gave me toilet paper in the mall loo! My own supply was gone, and you know that girls need TP always.

    Yeah, sometimes I get camera fatigue - when I don't want to take pics and just walk and enjoy the view (that was during the 3rd day). However, for this trip, I took quite a bit since I knew that my sister would want to see the places where I've been. She doesn't get to travel much (kids, finances, etc). So these pics, I took them for my family, not really for myself (if that makes sense). These pics were taken during the 2nd day, which was temple day. The 3rd day was mall & beach day, and I was camera-weary by then, so mostly I just enjoyed the sun & sea.
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    People praying

    these people were praying beside the pool

    These people prayed in an enclosed area where tourists weren't allowed


    Some signs



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    This was one of the "gates" of that enclosed area where people prayed


    more tourists


    courtyard behind the hot spring


    the guardian of the jackfruit


    there's a fish pond towards the exit of the temple complex


    At the exit part of the complex, there are lots of stalls selling touristy stuff - cheaper than those I've surveyed in Kuta, Seminyak or other temples & kiosks.

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    Last stop for the day - Rice Terraces (in Tegalalang, I think?)

    The white dots on the far end of the terraces are people doing a walking tour of the terraces. My friend and I didn't do this walk anymore since we were tired and we knew that it would get dark soon, as it was past 6pm already.



    If you're hungry after your terrace walk, you can eat at this warung.

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    Tirtha Empul is 10-15 away by car from Gunung Kawi. As we were going to TE, some farangs were flagging our taxi. They thought the taxi was empty since my friend and I were both at the back. I didn't know if our driver was tempted to ditch us, so I asked him, "Who do you want to have (in your taxi), an old man or two pretty girls?" The driver, who was a young guy, (20+), just smiled.

    Or maybe he didn't ditch us because we hadn't paid him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Question to the Bali experts: Are there girlie bars in Bali? If yes, where are they located? I'm trying to help out a farang friend who's interested in visiting Bali. I showed him the Sanur link (thanks boatboy!) and he might check it out. I didn't recommend KW's resort since it was too pricey; nice, but pricey...
    I've never been to Bali, but KW asked me to pass this onto you (as he's in TD jail, he can't PM or add to threads outside the DH). The words are his:
    "There's nothing like you find in pattaya or phuket, but plenty of working girls and normal girls looking for a drink and/or company in most bars and nightclubs in kuta..."

    He reckons your friend could work out the rest for himself

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    Nice thread and pics Katie, and welcome to Teakdoor.

    I arrived in Bali right after the bombs in 2005 so the embassy scared us into changing our plans to stay in Kuta. We went to Nusa Dua which was nice, but a friend's parents threw some money at the inconvenience and booked us into the Grand Mirage resort. A bit posh for us 3 travelling 22 year old lads and we were getting ripped off by taxi drivers simply because of where we were staying so we moved to a nice wee villa in Seminyak, which was nice and closer to the party in Kuta.

    We did plenty tourist things during our 2 weeks there over Christmas but I think the most fun was going to the Bounty Ship and getting completely fucked up on Jungle Juice. It's only alcohol, but there's something about it.

    Did you find the time to sample this delight?
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    miss Bali so bad after seeing these pics

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    @NR - thanks for relaying the info from KW. I've passed the message to my friend. I'm sure he'll find his way.

    @KW - if you're reading this, thanks for the tip!

    btw - why is KW in "jail" and what is the DH?

    @Dirk Diggler - thanks for the welcome! I passed by the bombing memorial in Legian, on the way to Kuta, but haven't posted pics of that yet. Re: Bounty Ship, wazzat? Is that a resto or a bar? I passed by Sky Garden (it was a resto-bar, I think) in Legian, but it was daytime and not much people around. I did see a mini-van (or pick-up truck?) carrying midget wrestlers. They were going around and advertising the wrestling match on New Year's eve, I think. That was fun - I waved at them and they waved back, lol. Re: Jungle Juice, nope, didn't try that. Didn't go out much at night and wasn't into bars and alcohol. I think those days are past for me. I did try a Bintang beer light - for the memories.

    @briansk - yes, Bali makes one nostalginc. It's definitely one of those places that I'd like to visit again. I just saw the tip of the iceberg, being there for so short a time...

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    Some random pics...

    This was my dinner for my last night in Bali. I didn't feel like going out and eating a heavy dinner, so I just picked some stuff at the supermart. Tried Bintang beer - the zero version. Fruits, oatmeal cookies, and Bintang beer - a weird combo, I know.


    The morning after... some peeps at the hostel had a party the night before


    Some Christmas spirit at the hostel


    Cheap eating options nearby...

    sorry for the fuzzy pics - last 3 were taken early morning and my wits weren't 100% yet... had to wake up for the early flight

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    In memoriam... the bomb memorial in Legian

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    btw - why is KW in "jail" and what is the DH?
    DH is Dog House - TD jail. It's part of the forum near TD lounge. It's the only place TD jailees are allowed to post and they only get 5 posts per day. KW was jailed for stalking.

    Back to your Bali thread....

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