Category Archives: Local Color

Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

November 18th, 2020 After yesterday’s stop in Lombok, we’ve taken the ferry to Padang Bai Port on the island of Bali. From there, we’ve journeyed into the terraced hillsides at the foot of Gunung Agung, where we’re checking into Sacred Mountain Sanctuary. Villa 207 is a two-story bamboo hut with outdoor bath and plunge pool. From the upstairs balcony, the

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Condors at Navajo Bridge

October 11th, 2020 We departed the Grand Canyon today, intending to head to Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon but with tribal lands closed until January we had to change course. No problem! We’ll save these experiences for later. Instead, we diverted to Lake Powell where we inquired about camping with a mere three minutes to spare before closing and ended

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Majulah Singapura

August 9th, 2020 Surprise! I’m interjecting a little skyward celebration amid my current posts about New Zealand. Today is National Day in Singapore which marks the island nation’s independence from Malaysia in 1965 ~ 55 years ago. Normally, the day is celebrated with the longest and most lavish fireworks display you could ever hope to see. It’s so spectacular, they

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