When big sis came to Bali

Its been nearly a year since my sister Linda, and her husband Corky, came to Bali.  So it’s about time I put some pictures up of their visit.  We had a great time together and they stayed for a week near my home in Ubud and another week in Candidasa right by the sea…

On a traditional Balinese fishing boat (jukung)

On a traditional Balinese fishing boat (jukung)

Aren’t these boats so cute looking with their painted faces and bamboo stabilizers…

Arriving by boat

Arriving by boat

The thunderous ocean
she is my neighbour
a fragile relationship
we keep

She is a thief
steals pebbles and sand
threatens my foundations
with the deep…

At the beach

At the beach - it took Corky a long time to decide on this hat - but it really suits him

Linda playing Rindik on the beach

Linda playing Rindik on the beach

This nice sounding bamboo instrument, Rindik, is often used in Bali and Linda made a really good job at playing it (the pianist in her came out).  You might hear Rindik in hotel lobbys, shops, restaurants and, of course, while you are sunbathing on the beach – the Balinese man will also bring you a coconut if you are thirsty.

Linda and I at the ocean view pool

Linda and I at the infinity pool

If you spot little black marks in the above picture it’s actually half a dozen birds that kept swooping down.

Linda in Amed

Linda in Amed - with sailing boats in the background

Corky and a humongous tree in the Monkey Forest

Corky and a humongous tree in the Monkey Forest

This particular Banyan tree (Beringin) grows on both sides of the steps, so you actually walk through its downward growing branches.  (There are over 400 monkeys in the Monkey Forest where this picture was taken – but I only spot one monkey in the pic – hahaha)
Linda and Corky at a Royal Cremation

Linda and Corky at a Royal Cremation

Ahha, a cremation…  that deserves a whole separate write up.  But here you can just see the lower part of the tall tower (bade) that was about to be paraded through the streets from Ubud Palace to the cemetery.  Linda and Corky were lucky to be here for this huge event.

Linda and I - colour coded!

Linda and I - colour coded!

Linda and Corky…. I hope you will come back and visit again soon!
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2 Comments

  1. Hi Linda
    I only belatedly posted it a week ago, so maybe you hadn’t missed it after all. Anyway, I hope you have a great time on your next trip away.
    Love
    Julie xx

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  2. Big Sis

     /  10/01/2012

    Julie

    I must have missed these when I last looked, but they are lovely memories of such a great time with you in Beautiful Bali xxx Big Sis.

    Reply

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