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A Little Travel Memory … Pervasively Damp & a Balinese Dancer

Often, the nightly cultural shows specifically arranged for tourists make me cringe and think “oh my dear lord it must be so cheesy.” Surprisingly though, this cultural dance in the center courtyard of a beautiful Balinese temple was captivating. I overlooked that it’s wasn’t actually ceremonial and enjoyed the dancer’s long-practiced moves and obvious training […]

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Balinese girl gives peace sign in Ubud Market

A Little Girl … Shy Peace Signs in Balinese Market

This sweet little girl hid behind her mother for the full ten minutes that I was chatting away and purchasing my bright red shoulder bag at the market in Ubud, Bali. Her little brother hammed it up for the camera with barely recognizable peace signs and grins, but this little girl flatly refused all of […]

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A Little Walk…Really, It’s All About the Kids

Our guest house owner, Ketut, looped us back around in a circle and pointed our path back toward town and I couldn’t help but shoot a quick eyebrow raise at my travel buddy for the day. Mo, a San Francisco native camping out in Bali for three months, sauntered beside me on the dirt pathways […]

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