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#1 paulgila

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

join us as we return to indonesia in june of 2011,this time determined to see some new sights!

the 1st leg of the trip is from los angeles to taipei.

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actual ticket stubs from the actual trip,actually.


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here we are somewhere over the pacific...
but still in the plane.
you know what i mean.

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after the meds wore off i woke up enough to notice that we are nearing japan.

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looks like we are right over osaka,"food capitol" of japan!
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

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airplane food is getting worse.this is allegedly "breakfast."

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everyone eats,though,cuz it keeps you occupied for a while.

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i learned some chinese words,all of them were "xiexie."

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the anticipation builds.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

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this little girl looks sweet here,but she kept everyone within a 12-row radius up most of the night.
i felt sorry for her parents,they were simply at a loss to keep her quiet.the look on their faces was similiar to
that of shell-shocked WWI troops i have seen in pictures.

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heres what japan looks like to chinese people.

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it looks nice out there but its really 70 degrees below zero,or something equally ridiculous.

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finally we reach taipei after 14 hours or so & we must trudge down the longest corridor EVER.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:01 PM

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6:30 am local time.

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on the train from terminal I to terminal II & the spirits are running high!

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if this is a Rohrschach test all i see is colonel sanders.

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remodeled resto at the taipei airport!
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

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perrier costs 200 taipei dollars.
you do the math.

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soup comes with a bewildering array of condiments.
i ate all mine & jes' too.

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jes doesnt like fish cake(the white thing with the pink center) so i get all hers.
cha-ching!

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the massage chair was free if you walked to the other end of the terminal & got tokens.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:21 PM

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most airports overseas have "prayer rooms." what we were supposed to pray about right before getting on a
plane was NOT what i wanted to think about.
all the major religions were represented.

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the weird light around the door was creeping me out.
i expected to see a sign saying "the deity is IN."
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:09 AM

something tells me this will be the longest thread of them all.

goodie :)
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

:interesting: Comfortable chair and cup of tea at the ready! Bring it on! :)
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:23 AM

Do the Nazis pray to Hitler?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

Realistic Paul, I also feel like I took the day-long trip and am still sitting at the airport. :D

Matty, that is hinduism. The swastika is a very ancient solar symbol that the nazis adopted giving it a bad stigma. Hinduism has always used it. C'mon, don't jeopardize this thread; leave it for the end, after Paul is done posting the last pic. :evil:
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:39 PM

Paul, I've always admired your covert photography. You're a pro at this now. Can't wait to see "what happened next"!
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

I see that you are still not out of the airport yet.... I'll come back later. :)
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:11 PM

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after a short 3 hour lay-over in taipei we board for our final destination.
ummm,bali,yeah,thats it.

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only 5 & 1/2 more hours!

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taiwan from the air.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

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lets see if the computer graphic corresponds to the view out the porthole...

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yep,looks good to me!
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:19 PM

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still over the coast of taiwain.

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somewhere over borneo,i think.

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getting closer to bali! :drool:

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the plane was so new it still had that "new plane" smell.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

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finally we are there!
our plane lands at about 2:30 pm & it takes about 1/2 hour to get thru customs &
collect our luggage.

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we are pretty worn out by the time we get to our room at the keraton hotel in jimbaran,
so i grab my 1st beer of the trip,a bali hai from the fridge in the room. the 1st one
always tastes the best!

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i get to the pool as quickly as possible to avoid any serious medical complications from
too little relaxment.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:29 PM

did you see any palm plants?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hey.... that is a nice hotel. I like the pool. I can add to your thread later, Paul... Some nice garden pics from the Bali Bird Park :)
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

that would be cool,ari.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

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jes enjoys the complimentary "welcome drink."

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jimbaran beach is right out back of our hotel. its one of my fave beaches due to its laid-back
atmosphere.

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the sun is getting low.

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a newly married couple heads to the shore for some beachy "just-married" pix.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

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behind me you can see the airstrip where we landed about 2 hrs.earlier.

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newlyweds are still at it.

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nearly sun-down and once its below the horizon it gets dark fast!

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the other awesome thing about jimbaran is the seafood restos right on the beach(on the sand!)
we usually have lobster but its kind of expensive so this time we got a grilled fish & it
was excellent.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

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its the beginning of the busy tourist season so there were alot of
people out enjoying the evening.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

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we were pretty tired after a full 24 hours of travel.

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still,i managed to get some plant shots as we stumbled back to the hotel.

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the next morning i got a few more before breakfast,like this spider lily.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:17 PM

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nice coloration on these elephant ears.

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the keraton hotel has an awesome garden!

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licuala grandis.

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ptychosperma species.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:21 PM

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incredible bonsai collection on the hotel grounds,well-documented with tags
telling how old the plant is.

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cool way of displaying orchids so i stole this idea for my own
evil purposes.

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musicians play traditional music as we eat breakfast.

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we both LOVE bali coffee!
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

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nice view looking over the pool towards the beach.

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after breakfast & a little pool time we venture out.
i needed to buy a new sim card for my indonesian cell phone.

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"feed me!"
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:31 PM

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biggest cereal bowl ever!

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trying to get used to local time by walking in the midday tropical sun.
genius.

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temple guardian near the hotel.

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some queen palms at the keraton hotel,the only ones i've seen in bali.
i noticed them on a previous stay & they are still lookin' good.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:38 PM

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this would be cool in my back yard.

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they are a crafty people.

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"i'm hungry!"

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we ate lunch at a small warung right across the street from
the hotel. much cheaper & usually better than hotel food,although there are some
exceptions.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

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its always a good idea to eat where the locals eat.

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the market has lotsa neat stuff,like these little baskets made from palm leaves.

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we stopped at a little shop to buy a sim card that was also a photo studio & about
a dozen other things.

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the bundles on the right look like palm leaves since they are kinda yellow in the middle.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:55 PM

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bamboo along the street tied together,perhaps to keep it out of the way of passing vehicles.

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jes has a continuing fascination with what balinese people can put on a bike or motorbike.

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balinese for "gas station."
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:24 PM

Palms and planes! What a combination! :) And we are still only on day two!? Definitely looking forward to the rest. And I'm curious about Java! :)
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

Did you try the Vodka?
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:58 AM

[quote name='pohonkelapa' timestamp='1310002852' post='473786']
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behind me you can see the airstrip where we landed about 2 hrs.earlier.

Where planes taking off and landing and generally disturbing the peace?
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The weight of lies will bring you down / And follow you to every town / Cause nothin happens here
That doesn't happen there / So when you run make sure you run / To something and not away from
Cause lies don't need an aero plane / To chase you anywhere
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:55 PM

it was too far away to be an issue,pedro,if thats what yer asking. :hmm:
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

Did you try the Vodka?


yes,& it gave me "gas."
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:48 PM


Did you try the Vodka?


yes,& it gave me "gas."

Pretty high octane stuff?
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

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we were pretty tired after a full 24 hours of travel.

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still,i managed to get some plant shots as we stumbled back to the hotel.

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the next morning i got a few more before breakfast,like this spider lily.

Nice! I can smell from here. The spider lily that is!

Edited by nachocarl, 07 July 2011 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

haha that was a "barking spider" lily.
i am fool you!
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:38 PM

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back to the beach for some quality "lounging."

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"under the spreading chestnut tree,i sold you & you sold me."
name the book.

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oh yes!
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

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boy flying a kite. it was "kite season."

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i have no idea what these people were doing but they were doing it for a good 2 hrs.

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nearing sunset.

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