Surfing Lessons in Bali

Bali is known world wide as a surfing paradise.  The beach is lined with surf boards for rent and the water is filled with surfers and body boarders.  We were going to stay a week in Bali, and the thing to do is surfing, so we figured we aught to take a surfing lesson!  I

Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

We spent a restful week in Bali.  Even though we stayed at the popular Kuta beach, it was rather deserted.  After the 2002 and 2005 bombings in Bali there are much fewer tourists than in the past.  We took it easy, visiting the beach daily and George got some work in. There were lots of

Review of Mastapa Garden Hotel, Kuta Beach, Bali

We moved to Mastapa Garden Hotel to be closer to the beach, and were happy with our new temporary home.  The courtyard area is a lush garden, along with a swimming pool and accompanying cute creatures!  Of course, the room had free WiFi.  Even though Mastapa Garden Hotel is on Legian Road, where all the

First day in Bali

We took it easy our first day in Bali, needing rest after our long trip from Yogyakarta.  We booked a nice hotel online, Hotel Miki, which turned out to be a bit out of the way.  Other than the location it was a nice place, with well decorated rooms (lots of wood carvings), a pool,

Yogyakarta to Bali by train

We chose to take the train for the voyage from Yogyakarta to Bali, Indonesia mainly because Indonesia does not have a reliable air carrier with a good flight safety record!  The entire trip took us 22 hours, with the first train taking about 9 hours and the second train about 10 hours. We hired the

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