BALI BLOG

Sadly we departed the restful location of Tembok, it was only a 20 minute drive before we reached our snorkeling point of a the  120m long wreck of US Liberty which rests on a 90 degree angle with the deck facing the open sea and used to be an American supply ship.Anchored off the coast of Lombok, the ship was hit [….]

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BALI

The past few days have been full of activities, starting with a 3 hour down hill bike ride from Kintamani situated high above Lake Batur all the way to Ubud, finishing at our guides home for a very delicious Balinese feast.  The following day we participated in an hours yoga class following for a 2 hour rice field walk learning [….]

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CUZCO

All I can say about Machu Picchu is that it is absolutely amazing – words and pictures will not do it justice – even the road up is unbelievable!! However, today we are back in Cusco and went to the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) – Cusco sure knows how to put on a festival with dancing and parade [….]

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UBUD BALI

Puri Sunia in Ubud is the home of wellness and positive energy, a home to explore Ubud and its rich cultural heritage. On  tour we have visited traditional villages and experienced Balinese life on a 3 hour cycle from Lake Batur to our guides home in Ubud. What an incredible day, first we were picked up from our hotel and [….]

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POST FROM PERU

I feel very privileged – 99% of touists come to Peru to see Macchu Picchu and Lake Titicaca – last night I was lucky to be able to visit the Mismanay Community and join in with the local people – husk their corn, kick a soccer ball, give the kids the presents we┬┤d brought, hike through farms with donkeys, pigs, [….]

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BALI INDULGENCE AND ADVENTURE TOUR

Two days ago I arrived on the shores of Bali, it is always a hassle free arrival especially if you fly with Garuda, visas can be obtained at Sydney airport and on board the flight Garuda have Customs officials to stamp your visa. What a great service!  Pick up the luggage in 20 minutes, out the door and greeted by [….]

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WOW! Cusco – what a city!! June celebrates the winter solstice and yesterday was parties, music and parades all day. Today was the cultural trip for us then more parades in the main square! Did I mention the markets??? I did buy a new bag to store any excess luggage!! Tomorrow off to the Sacred Valley for some hiking – [….]

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CUZCO

Arrived in Cuzco last night and just heard the morning fireworks for Father’s Day! A few days here and up to the Sacred Valley. Loved Puno, Uros and Tequille – an amazing island where time seems to have stood still and the men learn to knit their first hat at 6 years old! The colour of their hat states their [….]

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PERU UPDATE

Great days in Arequipo finishing with dinner on balcony looking over square sipping pisco sours listening to a live Peruvian band playing Simon and Garfunkel! Over the mountains at 4900 metres covered in snow to Chuvay where the first Stop was the volcanic natural hot springs after a buffet lunch of traditional food and live music playing guitar, panpipes, tamborm [….]

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AREQUIPA PERU

Thanks for helping Barb to get here safely and surely. She has been amazing for a pretty much first time traveller (she went to NZ as a young woman and to Fiji many years ago with her daughters net ball team) but travelling to Peru on her own, arriving at midnight after hours of delays would’ve been a bit daunting, [….]

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HOLA FROM STH AMERICA

A small group of women adventure traveller’s set off to Sth America last week.“We are all enjoying  Santiago! Have been here a week and walked and walked and walked! We travelled up to play in the snow in the Andes on a very exciting bus ride of 60 hairpin bends to 3000m and on the way down, a wheel came off [….]

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