Bali is paradise. We saw incredible things, met friendly people, ate delicious food, had wonderful weather and even relaxed a little. Which is not something that we normally do no vacations. We spent a week in Bali and then headed to the Gili Islands and then back to Bali for a few more days. This is Bali - part one.
There are ten shrines craved out of the mountain.
We spent most of our time in Bali staying in a city called Ubud. I loved it there. We had a quiet little room with a veranda and garden. There are great little shops selling everything from art to clothing. We took day trips from Ubud, but did see a few things while we were there.
Puri Saren Agung
This was the royal palace, and some members of the royal family still live here.
At a couple of restuarants we sat on mats close to the floor. Our kids loved it because they could easily reach the table.
Pura Tanah Lot
This is a temple that is on the west coast of Bali. You are not allowed to go to the temple, but the view is just breathtaking.
We spent one night in Kuta and left. The beach was great, but the atmosphere was well, not for us. The beach was filled with surfers. Our kids loved playing in the sand and the shallow part of the water. Conley really liked playing in the sand. I think he just like that he could be as dirty as he wanted to without us getting upset. We spent more time at the beach, but that is in another post.
The dragons were a big hit!