Greetings from Bali

Hiya, my name is Julie and I want to tell you what I am happy about…

  • EVERYTHING!  As well as being especially happy about the butterflies and dragonflies that dance in my garden – every day!
Rowing on the volcanic lake

Rowing on the volcanic lake

Kick your shoes off, stay awhile and have a wander around my bloghome (or come for your holidays and stay downstairs)….  I update this blog with new stuff a least once a week, so just choose a recent post over there on the right or maybe check out the categories listed just below (such as Musings, Poems or Picture Gallery).

Browse through many interesting stories or poems and see unusual pictures from a very different land with customs and culture that will amaze you.

If you like what you see maybe you will share my blog with your friends, send me a comment or click the  ‘Like’ button at the bottom of the post.  Or maybe you will come to Bali for your holidays!

To keep up-to-date with my blog, just click on the ‘Follow’ button at the bottom right hand side of this page and new posts will automatically come your way.

Thank you for visiting.

Julie – Inspired by Bali!

(Some of my poems, inspired by Bali, are published in: ‘A Taste of Bali – stories and poems‘ and ‘Life’s Journeys’).

My other blog about accommodation is: www.rumahjepun.wordpress.com

And a blog about Yaniq’s original music is: www.yaniq1.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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34 Comments

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    I mean Julie in Bali | Stories, adventures, poems and pics from my life
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  2. Pussycat

     /  14/07/2013

    My husband and I have chosen Bali as our honeymoon destination for 2014. We are from Romania / Europe and we want to organize our honeymoon for July 23 to 24, 2014 and stay for 10 days. Can you please tell us how is the weather in Bali now? I looked on different websites and saw that it rains a lot. So is it? I’m really scared, I do not want to ruin our honeymoon. TNX!

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    • Hello Pussycat
      Thank you for your interest in staying at Rumah Jepun for your Honeymoon.
      I will email you directly with dates etc.
      Kind regards
      Julie

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    • Dear Pussycat
      I have sent you a reply directly to your email… regardless of your concerns about the weather, I still very much encourage you to come to the enchanting island of Bali for your honeymoon!
      Kind regards
      Julie

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    • Hi Pussycat
      I hope you received my email back in July.
      Have you made any decisions about your honeymoon yet? If you do wish to stay at Rumah Jepun next July then I recommend making the booking asap as it is high season at that time.
      Kind regards
      Julie

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  3. Hi Julie – I have sent you an email!

    Best REgards

    Mike and Joyette Silvester

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  4. Edward

     /  14/06/2012

    Julie, you were very right about Bendi’s: the gado-gago was pure and delicious. Greetings, Edward, dutch, we met in the XL lounge.

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    • Hi Edward
      Nice to hear from you and I’m glad you enjoyed the gado gado.
      You can see another recommendation on my blog, it’s called ‘My favourite eating experience’ at Janggar Ulam just outside of Ubud.
      Hope to meet up with you and your wife soon.
      Julie

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  5. Paulette Kay

     /  11/04/2012

    Left a comment asking you to contact me re renting your two new rooms but it disappeared. Trying again, Cheers, Paulette Kay

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    • Hiya Paulette
      I’m not sure what is happening… but I replied via this blog and I also sent you a reply to your email – saying Hi Paulette
      That’s worrying that the email bounced, I have received emails on that address even though the extension is: .co.uk (as that was the only option the system gave me and I wouldn’t have thought that that would cause a problem) – thanks for the info though, I will look into it and ask some friends to send me test emails. Meanwhile, I’m sending this to you twice once via julieinbali@hotmail.co.uk and again via juliesilvester@hotmail.co.uk – perhaps you could reply to both of them for me to test if it works or not, assuming you receive them both.

      Re FB, normally messages come directly to my email, but again I hadn’t received one from you – odd.

      Anyway, my rooms are still a few months away from being finished, so, although I haven’t made any final decisions about them, at the moment I’m inclined to rent them from week to week for a while to see how it goes – a few people have already expressed interest. Whatever happens I will need to keep hold of one of the 2 rooms as some friends are likely to come. What’s your email so I can let you know nearer the time what the situation is.

      Also, what is your situation at the moment i.e. if you were still interested in one of the rooms when would you want it from and what time period were you thinking of?

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  6. Paulette Kay

     /  11/04/2012

    Hi Julie, I have been trying to contact you re long term rental of your two new rooms for Carol and me but your email has bounced and no reply to FB. Please leave me a message on FB or email as to whether you are still looking for tenants or have made other arrangements. Thanks. Paulette Kay

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    • Hi Paulette
      That’s worrying that the email bounced, I have received emails on that address even though the extension is: .co.uk (as that was the only option the system gave me) – thanks for the info, I will look into it. Re FB, normally messages come directly to my email, but again I hadn’t received one from you -odd.

      Anyway, my rooms are still a few months away from being finished, so, although I haven’t made any final decisions about them, I’m inclined to rent them from week to week for a while to see how it goes – as a few people have already expressed interest. Whatever happens I will need to keep hold of one of the 2 rooms as some friends are likely to come. What’s your email so I can let you know nearer the time what the situation is.

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  7. Dessire Curiel

     /  02/04/2012

    Julie! I loved meeting you and love your blog!! Do you want to meet for a drink again? Am staying untill wednesday now because there is so much to do! :) let me know x

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    • Cool, thanks. I will probably eat in Sagittarius tonight if you wanna join me for dinner around 8pm – and then I will go to Napi Urti (were we drank the other night) for reggae with Fredi Marley (maybe he will play the song that I wrote the lyrics for! 30 days are not enough….). Hope to see you later.

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  8. kuatarina Mount

     /  24/03/2012

    Great pics, Julie. Hope you’re doing well. All’s well here in Bondi. Lotsa love, Kuatarina xxx

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  9. Your life sounds like quite the adventure.

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    • I have to say that it feels that way to me too… which is why I want to share it via the blog. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Kuatarina

     /  15/01/2012

    Hi Julie, for some reason, I always find it hard to get into your sight, but it seems, I’m in again. Lovely post about the Balinese wedding. Takes me back….and I’ll be taking me back sometime soonish – in about a month’s time, as soon as I get back to Morocco for a month from Sicily, and then on to Bali. Remember Mark? He’ll be going there too, at the end of Feb. See you soon. Love Kuatarina xxx

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  11. Kuatarina

     /  15/01/2012

    Hi Julie, Lovely post about the wedding. You always bring back loving memories of Bali for me. Will be seeing you soon(ish) after another month in Morocco – going there on Monday again, from Sicily. Luvu, Kuatarina xxx

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    • Hi Kuatarina
      Looking forward to seeing you – we will all have to get together for a drink. Wanna hear all about your travels.
      Enjoy Morocco – again!

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  12. thank you for the christmas poems that is beautiful

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  13. Sunn

     /  24/12/2011

    Merry Christmas my lovely! Add some xmas pics when you can – would love to see how xmas back home looks like. Yep – Bali feels like home now too, its starting to get confusing when I speak about home now, but I guess I´m lucky to have 3 of them.
    Miss you – have a wonderful christmas and New years.
    xxxxx Sunna in snowy Iceland

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    • Hey Sunna – 3 homes is cool. Would you believe it… I’ve actually got a Christmas tree! Will post a picture of it soon. Have fun x

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  14. Hi Julie!
    It was really nice meeting you in Monkey Forrest Road. You might not remember my name right away, I was the guy on my honeymoon with Sally the Egyptian girl, 2.5 weeks ago. We had a wonderful and inspiring time, the island is really lovely and the people are very sweet. I hope you’re having a good time in the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to so far.

    Cheers,

    Ruben from Holland

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    • Hi Ruben and Sally
      Thanks for getting in touch and I’m glad you had a fabulous honeymoon.
      You certainly chose a wonderful place to visit and I suspect you might return again some day (most people do!). If you do, please let me know and we can catch up as it will be lovely to see you both again. Meanwhile enjoy married life, have fun and lots of laughter!
      Hati hati (take care)
      Julie

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  15. Kuatarina

     /  13/12/2011

    Hi Julie, How is your house coming along now? Just saw your pics. I happen to be in Marrakesh, Morocco. It’s pretty crazy here. Lots of love, Kuatarina xxx

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  16. Kuatarina

     /  28/11/2011

    Did my last comment go through, about you having a way with words. I always seem to have a problem ‘liking’ or posting a comment. Must be something I’m not doing right. O, well…..Love, Kuatarina xxx

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  17. Kuatarina

     /  28/11/2011

    Hi Julie, Lovely poem, You have a way with words. Love to you and Bali, Kuatarina xxx

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  18. Kuatarina

     /  08/11/2011

    It all sounds fabulous, Julie. Congratulations on your book launch and poems. Still love Bali, I see xxx

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