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Bali November 2017

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Had an extended holiday on the Indonesian island of Bali back in Nov-Dec. My first visit there despite my home town of Darwin Australia being only 2 and a bit hours away.

November is perhaps not the ideal time to visit as it is the beginning of their 'Wet' season and those not acclimatised to the high temps and humidity find things a bit trying. My partner and I coped quite well as we hail from a region of Northern Australian that has a brutal monsoonal climate.

Bali is blessed with rich volcanic soils and generous abundant rainfall so the whole island has a lush tropical look. It is a very 'palmy' place with lots of native and exotic palm species in cultivation. There are extensive highland areas above 1000m and the highest point is the Mt Agung volcano at over 3000m ASL.

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My home town of Darwin receives about 1800mm /70" of rain a year but it falls in 4 or 5 months then a prolonged seasonal drought. We also have poor shallow soils that are hard on the average gardener. Bali on the other hand would be a gardeners paradise !

Orchid display at the airport.

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Some photos of our trip, which,, was only supposed to be 6 days but the volcano erupted and we were stranded for an extra 9 days before we could get a flight home. Oh well, there's worse places to be stuck....lol.

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Rained every day of our trip !

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Beautiful tropical paradise !

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Elephant reckons these fan palm fronds are very tasty !

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No shortage of precipitation for sure.

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Nice tour.I assume the soil is volcanic.Which is the reason for that lush greenery.along with regular rainfall.

 

Thanks.

Kris. 

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 It looks steamy that's for sure.  Nice pics too.   :greenthumb:

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