Category: Indonesia

Day 13

THIS ROOSTER WAS OUR ALARM CLOCK while at Hotel Lumbung Damuh in Bali, Indonesia!   His is in the little yard just beside the steps that led up to our lumbung.  The lumbung was on pillars, and we were served our tea and meals under it.

COFFEE BEANS raised by Pineah, the guide who arranged our hotel and volcano climbing.

Day 11

A LOT OF CHILI PEPPERS which were harvested near Lake Batur, in Bali, Indonesia!

Day 10

A VIEW OF MOUNT BATUR ON THE Island of Bali, Indonesia.  Mount Batur is a volcano, with an altitude of 1717 meters above sea level.  We climbed this volcano early one morning.  It last erupted in 1994.

Day 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our friends and acquaintances!  We trust it will be a good year for you and your families.  I received a number of texts, from either the phone company or friends, which I really enjoyed so I will share them with you.

(Happy New Year) Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous NEW YEAR 2011! –  M. Rabbi

Wish you a great, prosperous, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic, terrific, mind blowing & extremely happy new year 2011! – Swapan

*HAPPY NEW YEAR*……. *2011*….. “12 months of Happiness”….. “32 weeks.. FUN”….. “365 Days of success”….. “525,600 minutes of good luck….”31,536,000 seconds joy”… wishing your advance for upcoming”…..HAPPY NEW YEAR— ‘2011’ –

Keep the smile, leave the tear, think of joy, forget the fear…hold the laugh, leave the pain, Be joyous..Happy New Year…Aquib

Drinking a cold drink at the “Coffee Club” coffee shop, in Kuala Lumpur.  The shop had just opened the day before!

Day 365

WELL, WELL, GOOD-BYE TO 2010 Which had to end as every day’s daylight must end, giving us some beautiful sunsets. I trust for all of my friends, 2010 also had a beautiful ending, and that the New Year will be a year of joy, peace, love, and a deeper understanding of God our Creator.
Bali, Indonesia near Hotel Lumbung Damuh- Dec 2010

Bay of Bengal – Sonderbans, Bangladesh – 2007

Hannah and Sarah Jennings

Minaret as seen from our rooftop – Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

From Malumghat Hospital Compound – May 2010

Day 364

ALICE READING IN THE EVENING in the relaxing area beneath our lumbung. We stayed at Hotel Lumbung Damuh for the last five nights in Bali, including Christmas Eve and Christmas. It was a very relaxing place, with the background of the waves hitting the shore just 30 yards from our lumbung (Balinese style home on pillars)!

Day 362

LADY PICKING HOT PEPPERS along Lake Batur, in Bali, Indonesia.

HERE ARE THE GUYS that greeted us at the airport in Bali, Indonesia.

Day 360

THE SURF POUNDING THE ROCKS on the shore of Bali, Indonesia!

Day 359

HERE I AM ON THE COAST OF Bali, Indonesia, where we are spending nine days.  We did have Christmas dinner at a nice restaurant last evening.  Of course I have to give credits to my dear wife, Alice, for this photo!

CHRISTMAS EVE!!!! We hope all our friends around the world have a great Christmas Eve, and of course a special Christmas Day.  I think Alice is missing not having the family together for Christmas. I had a whole grilled snapper for supper and Alice had Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice with veg and chicken and fried egg and sate!  It was take-out from Cafe Nyoman near the Hotel Lumbung Damuh. I confess my two Diet Pepsi’s cost as much as Alice’s meal!  The snapper was 75,000 Ind. Rupiah ($8.30!)  It was late afternoon before we realized it was Christmas Eve, so we decided to celebrate!  There is a Resort restaurant next door that had a special meal this evening for $60 per plate.  We ate our take-out enjoying their Christmas music: Jingle Bells, etc. some hymns  as well as some old John Denver era songs!    Not sure when the music will end, but it is soothing and nostalgic. With the music and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach it is a nice way to spend Christmas with your best friend!  And no snow to shovel!!! I had to add that for my Ohio friends.  I also heard that Europe will be having a very white Christmas!

I can’t stop with one photo, so I’ll add a sunset photo over the bay.