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A lady making an offering on Kuta Beach

The Hindu people are very good about making offerings five times a day.  Walking through the streets, you will surely find yourself almost stepping (and sometimes accidentally stepping) on little offering boxes made out of palm leaves.  I see pigeons pecking at the crackers and cookies left in the boxes and sometimes there are fifty little boxes all heaped up in a corner because no one picked them up.

But nonetheless, it was very spiritually inspiring to see their dedication to their religion.

I caught this lady making an offering on the beach.  They way she knelt and prayed looked so peaceful even among the hecticness of Kuta beach.

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Caught in a torrential Downpour at Kuta Beach

My friend Stephanie and I had a successful day of surfing.  We both wiped out continuously and kinda sorta stood up once or twice.  When we decided to call it a day, we were caught in a freak monsoon and had to take cover under a very shoddy juice stand.

We were stuck there for over an hous so I figured this was a good time to capitalize on the falling water and shoot a couple pics.

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One of the many surfboard stands on Kuta Beach

Kuta beach is lined with hundreds of surfboards and you can’t walk through the sand without being offered one.  I wasn’t quite up to venturing out of my comfort zone yet and attempting to surf for the first time in six years, and honestly for the first time ever really (the first couple times I learned to surf I was young, stubborn, and afraid to be under water and definitely came nowhere near standing up).

I vowed to myself that I would in fact rent a surfboard one of the days I was in Kuta.

I just had to work up the courage first.

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The tables and tables full of people eager to eat some delicious seafood

When we arrived in Kuta, we already had plans to attend a seafood dinner on the beach in Jimbaran.  We headed over early to get some drinks in us and well before the extravaganza began.  There were no tables on the sand and we looked to be one of the few parties there, but that changed once the sun started going down. 

Each of the restaurants started shuttling tables out to the sand and the tables soon filled up as we watched a beautiful sunset.  The seafood was of course amazing and the company was even better!

What a fun first night in Kuta!

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Rafters heading towards the Rapids

While trekking through the rice paddies and forests around Ubud, we came across the drop for rafters.  We tried to cheer them on, but I don’t think they could hear us.  My favorite moment was when the raft passed us and the guide yelled “Taxi!”  I know it was probably an old joke, but because we had heard “taxi , taxi, taxi” hundreds of times already, I of course thought it was hilarious (I’m a pretty easy laugh!).

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Some local women balancing goods on their heads

Made it into Ubud today!  A city full of artists and artistic spirit, which is obviously a perfect spot for me!  My friend Matt and I are staying on this cute little side street off the main road and I spotted these women while we were exploring the town.  The Balinese women are so resourceful!  I find them carrying everything on their heads from dirt to Coke to rice and I’m extremely jealous of their posture.  They walk perfectly upright and  can maneuver up stairs, past motorbikes, and through people with ease!

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Some colorful trinkets in Chinatown

Exploring Chinatown in Singapore!  I tried some walnut paste and some Chendol snow ice (Chinese deserts) for the first time and they were delicious!

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