Goodbye Indonesia, Hello Thailand

With mixed emotions, we left Indonesia today. It definitely seemed like a long trip in one sense but not long enough in the other. We dealt with a general lack of structure with regards to trip planning and transportation, some really long journeys for a country whose size we vastly underestimated, dramatically lower standards of…

Jungle Trekking and River Rafting, Ubud

We were treated early this morning to breakfast on our private terrace consisting of banana pancakes with caramel and honey, homemade yogurt, and fresh fruit. The excursion we booked today consisted first of white water rafting, followed by an elephant safari through the jungle. We were first shuttled to the Ayung River, which ran through…

Monkeys and Massages, Ubud

Another heavy travel day for us as we made our way back to Bali after a quick 24-hour jaunt to Komodo. We ate a nice breakfast of banana pancakes and fruit and chilled out until we had to leave for our 12pm flight since there really wasn’t too much to do in town, or at…

The longest drive to Bali…

We returned to the hotel around 8:30, with just enough time to eat breakfast (also crappy), take another cold shower, and then jump into another bus where Doug and I squeezed into the front seat together. At this point, I realized I had left the jacket I rented in the Jeep we rode in the…