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paulgila

yes,ANOTHER trip to bali for enjula & i.we go every year so i apologize if some of the places we visited are familiar to you but we did see some exciting new things!

LAX.

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paulgila

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somewhere over siberia.

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hong kong airport.

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one of enjulas favorite flowers.in airports.

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paulgila

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mmm...yum yum treat(i still don't know what it actually is).

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dewd,planes are cool.

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bali or "bust".

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paulgila

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finally!

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delonix regia from sanur beach hotel balcony.sadly none of these were in flower.

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hotel landscaping.i approve.

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livistona spp.

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paulgila

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pool.

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had to get some palm pics in even tho i was exhausted.

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paulgila

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having a drink at the beach bar.now you know why the next shots are a bit silly.

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see,i told ya.

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paulgila

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HUGE stone statue in hotel courtyard.

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courtyard landscaping.

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paulgila

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early in the morning.some shots from around the hotel

& beach.

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maintainence staff...

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...tree trimming.

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beachfront palms.

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paulgila

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young c.nucifera on the beach.

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looking back at the beach from the end of a small jetty.

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potted c.nucifera.whose idea was that?!?

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paulgila

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heres what to do if there is a tsunami & you read indonesian.

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foxtails are quite common in bali.

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pool again.

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"can't you get closer to the POOL so i can get the POOL in the shot?"

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paulgila

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aren't all your palms numbered?

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paulgila

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moving on to the parigata hotel,still in sanur.2 minute walk from the beach but with a private pool i never actually made it.

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rambutan fruit & indonesian/english dictionary.who could want anything more?

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livistona spp.(i believe its rotundifolia?)which balinese

call  "palem sadeng".

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paulgila

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we became friends with one of the groundskeepers.he

was one of the few folks i've met in bali who knows the local names of all the plants.here he is climbing on the roof to pick some plumeria flowers for enjula.

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later he brought us some plumeria cuttings.the "pots"

were made out of plastic bags which he ingeniously tied

to hold the dirt in!

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paulgila

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padang food is super-spicy.we ate at this restaurant 3 days in a row.

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spot the tourist.

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paulgila

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stone carving in our hotel reastaurant.

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the same sense of style is applied to everything,no matter how mundane.

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areca catechu,which is locally called "palem buah".

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Kris

Dear Paul  :)

fentastic stills of bali and the airports....i loved it !

and welcome back and the PRA team is waiting for new assignements in your town.... :D

thanks & Love,

Kris  :)

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Davidl

Nice photos and looks like a nice place to visit.

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SubTropicRay

Paul, nice travel photo log.

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Jeff Searle

Paul,

      Once again, you took a great trip with Enjulas. I really like the pic. with her leaning up against the bottle palm. Hmmm, nice curves! I made a trip there once before, so it all brings back mostly good memories. I did have one instance that was not very good, but all and all, we had a good time also. Thanks for sharing, did you go up to the north shore. Or did you past through (well I just forgot the town name,dah) the town in central Bali where they carve alot of wood and do art? Anyways, looks like you had another good trip.

Jeff

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Gileno Machado

Great pictures Paul.

Did you see any mature Salacca zalacca palm with fruits? Are they common in Bali's landscape? The picture of the fruits looks nice but I'd love to see the flesh inside (I planted a couple in the ground but never tasted the fruit, so I'm very curious about it and can't wait to taste a few). Someone said it tasted like a lichee (?)

I like very much the detailed articrafts from Bali and the gardens intimate atmosphere, but the food there must be awful  :P . I've tried a recommended Indonesian and balinese restaurant in Amsterdam once, but had to order a sandwich at the hotel later...Peanut flour and glued rice are not my favourite side dishes, ouch...

Where are the amazing beach pictures? and when are you gonna bring Enjula here to Recife, for a change?

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Charles Wychgel

(Gileno Machado @ Jun. 25 2007,13:48)

QUOTE
Did you see any mature Salacca zalacca palm with fruits? Are they common in Bali's landscape? The picture of the fruits looks nice but I'd love to see the flesh inside (I planted a couple in the ground but never tasted the fruit, so I'm very curious about it and can't wait to taste a few). Someone said it tasted like a lichee (?)

I like very much the detailed articrafts from Bali and the gardens intimate atmosphere, but the food there must be awful  :P . I've tried a recommended Indonesian and balinese restaurant in Amsterdam once, but had to order a sandwich at the hotel later...Peanut flour and glued rice are not my favourite side dishes, ouch..

Gileno

The Balinese salakfruit is the best in the world says my mum(93)

It is very hard to find real good Indonesian food in Holland most of the restaurants serve a watered down version called "rijsttafel"(a dutch invention) which is basically a watered down version (taste wise) of the real stuff.

Balinese food is another thing that is hard to find and Padang food (this hails from the town of Padang in Sumatra where I lived as a child) is even more difficult to find.

The infamous peanut sauce is very popular with the Dutch kids who use it as a dip for their fave street food: "patates frites" instead of the old classic mayonnaise.

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Peter

Mmm, Rambutan!

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Kim

Paul, I've been looking forward to your photos, and they do not disappoint!  The pools and gardens are so serene, Bali looks like the perfect place to unwind.  All the stonework is quite amazing.  Looks like you made some friends, too, I like their colorful shirts. Thanks for the foodie pix, too! (And I see I'm not the only one who enjoys seeing the airport structures and all the big jets.)

Welcome back. :)

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deezpalms

Once again Paulito, great shots of a country that I need to visit! Looks like Enjula and you had another great trip to Bali. Fun, fun fun!!! Now let's see some pics of your loot!!

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epicure3

Man....those are awesome pictures. Another place that I would love to go.

That plumeria is huuuuuge. Are you sure that's not an oak or something with plumeria flowers??

Those foxtails look a lot better than mine, that's for sure.

Were you able to try any mangosteen fruit while you were there?

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paulgila

thanks to everyone for the nice comments.i missed the

"palm-raderie" while i was away.

kris there will definitely be some PRAs coming up!

jeff we didn't get up to the north shore of bali but we spent 4 days in munduk for a cremation ceremony.pix are coming.

gileno i ate some GOOD salak & the plants are ubundant once you start to get away from the hot beach areas.i thought about taking some pix of the fruit

as i was eating it but i wasn't quick enough with he camera!it was SO good.the rambutan wasn't very good this trip & the store-bought mangosteen was bad,but someone gave me some home-grown mangosteen which was incredible.

glad you like the food pix,kim,there are more coming!

since we've been there many times know we really want to learn the language & culture & make new friends.

thanks again,everyone!

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frisbee

Thanks for such a wonderful Bali experience, Paul. Can someone i.d. this palm in post#6 for me? I think it's the most beautiful palm I've ever seen.

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frisbee

I meant the 3rd pic on post#6....

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paulgila

hi frisbee

that is a ptychosperma species.quite common all over bali.

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paulgila

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more pool pix.

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jets in the pool.warm water is not used since its so hot already.

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each cottage & pool is artfully landscaped,achieving that

"layered look".palms are well represented.

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paulgila

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interesting vine which covers palm trunks.

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elais guineensis.

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royal palm.

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poolside dining.

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paulgila

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adonidia merrillii,commonly known in bali as "palem putri",which i believe means "princess palm".

robert,if you see this please feel free to correct my indonesian if i screw it up.

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i have not seen this particular croton in socal yet,not too

common in bali,either.

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we spent a good hour with our friend the gardener trying to convey the concept of "variegation" with our limited indonesian & his limited english.notice i said

"trying".

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paulgila

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licuala grandis.

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detail.

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bgl

Paul,

Enjoyed all the photos (and next time add a few more airport photos!!), and I can tell you both had a great trip to Bali! Definitely brought back memories - just like a quick mini trip without all security b.s..... :D

Bo-Göran

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Dypsisdean

Paul,

Thanks for including more shots of the Red Head and the food. Man cannot live by palms alone.

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paulgila

thanks,bo!

i threw in all the airport pix i thought the average palmophile could stand :D

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BigFrond

Wow!  Very nice picture Paul!  The palms and plants are awesome.  BTW, is your head a natural magnet to hats.   :D   I have not seen one picture of you without a hat.

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paulgila

more shots from the parigata hotel in sanur...

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main pool.

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i am looking for good ideas for hardscape in my own little paradise so i snapped alotta pix to steal their ideas.

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