Pura Tirta Empul
Pura Tirta Empul
The next morning four of us met up with the intention of heading to Pura Tirta Empul. This is a Hindu Balinese water temple located about 40-60 minutes (depending on traffic) from the town of Ubud. We hopped on our motorbikes and started the 15 km trip to the temple. Upon arriving we paid the parking and entrance fee and received o ...
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Petulu Heron
The Herons of Petulu
After checking in to my guesthouse and having a relaxing afternoon it was time for Petulu. I met up with my friend from Nepal, Georgina, and some people from couchsurfing and we got ready to head to Petulu. After getting a flat tire fixed on my motorbike we were off. Petulu is famous for the herons that come to nest in the trees ev ...
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Pura Taman Saraswati
Pura Taman Saraswati
After a few days in Seminyak, I rented a motorbike and was off to Ubud. Ubud is a quaint yogi town about an hour north of Denpasar, it was here I'd spend the next few days. Upon arriving in Ubud it was too early to check into my guesthouse so I wandered around the Water Palace (Pura Taman Saraswati). I didn't take a ton of pictures ...
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Balinese Sunsets
After a day of adventuring with PJ, we went our separate ways for the evening. I ended up meeting up with some other people from couchsurfing to watch the sunset. I have always loved watching the sunset, and the Balinese sunsets were amazing. So amazing in fact that this whole post is just pictures of the sunsets over several days. ...
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Bali by PJ
After my camera went swimming I was unable to take pictures for the rest of my time in the Philippines. I ended up spending almost a week in Manila (unplanned) in order to figure out a new camera. As I hee'd and haw'd over what to do I finally came to a decision the day before I left for Indonesia. I purchased a Canon 80D, a downgr ...
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Lost in Coron
After a couple days in El Nido I was excited for my next stop; Coron. The town of Coron, located on Busuanga island is at the northern tip of Palawan, known for its diving, hot springs, and beautiful views. I was headed to Coron with the intent of spending a couple days diving the Japanese wrecks from World War II and visiting some ...
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El Nido
After going to prison and really enjoying my time, I was excited for what else I would find on Palawan. I booked a tour for the next day to go to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. I would spend the morning exploring the river before taking a long bus ride up to El Nido. Unf ...
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Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm
After leaving Japan it was on to the Philippines. It was my first time to the country and I didn't really know much about it before I went. I stumbled around the internet looking for places to go and things to see. Eventually I decided that my first stop would be Palawan, an island in the Western part of the Philippines. It was her ...
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One Killer II
After a month in Florida it was getting near that time of year again, my birthday. I have a streak going where each year, since I turned 19, for my birthday I am abroad. This marking the 10th year in a row, I couldn't let my streak end just yet. I opted to fly back to Japan to surprise my friends for their kickboxing event that the ...
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Bay Tree
After a my trip to Nepal, I returned to the USA and found myself again in lovely Sarasota, Florida. My family have been owners at Bay Tree Club on Siesta Key since the late 1970's, and I've been going since I was one month old. While I was spending time with my family, I wandered the grounds and this is what I found.   ...
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