When I started my Spiritual reawakening, all I ever heard was, “You need to go to Bali!”
So, to start 2014 off right, I flew to Bali.
My New Year began at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, celebrating with all the other excited, albeit possibly tired travelers. My flight departed at 1a and I landed at 7:40a on the 1st in Denpasar, Bali. What a great way to start the New Year!
My plan was to go to Ubud for some healing, and then to Sanur to visit a friend and get some sun! I got all that along with a bit of fun!
In Ubud, I stayed in a beautiful hotel, Maya Ubud. Did you know that ‘Ubud’ means medicine? And ‘Maya’ means illusion. Hmmm, did that mean I wasn’t going to be healed? Ha! To the contrary, I had daily yoga sessions, did some village trekking, was dressed in Balinese clothing, learned to make an offering, visited temples, and even visited an ashram! Here are some pictures of my travels!
At Maya Ubud:
This path of contemplation led me to take advantage of scheduled activities that were part of my booking. The first was a local Village Trek. At the start of the trek, I encountered a cow grazing nearby. I stopped to take pictures and in the midst of saying hello a baby calf walked over to greet me! It was the most amazing thing! Unafraid, this beautiful calf began to sniff my legs, nibble on my shoes and towel and we just looked into each other’s eyes with love and admiration.
Shortly after taking this photo mama began to moo, so I graciously thanked them both for the extraordinary moment and continued on my way.
Next on our journey was a visit to the Elephant Cave.
Continuing on to view the rice terraces, unfortunately, I arrived after their harvest. Still, grateful to be there.
After passing the rice terraces my guide took me to his family compound.
After this trek, I had to go straight back to the hotel pool and just relax.
My trip to Bali isn’t over yet! Click here to visit some temples!
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