Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bali Hai (See Jane Honeymoon)

take me back

Bali is a magical place.  The postcard-like landscape is made up of beaches, volcanoes and rice paddies; it's like every moment is an opportunity for another perfect picture.  The food is spicy, colorful and (of course) delicious.  Seafood is in abundance and a special chili sauce that awakes the taste-buds (with a jackhammer) is accompanied with fried noodles and rice.  Most of all, the people are kind, gracious and geniunely friendly.  The Balinese are extremely family-oriented and religion is at the forefront of their lives.  Throughout their days, they make offerings, work, spend time with their families all while with a great, big grin on their faces.  I found that the Balinese love to chat with tourists and as one, I found that very refreshing.  I'm so glad and grateful that we were able to spend our honeymoon there and it was a trip that won't be forgotten.  Here's to hoping that I'll be able to return someday.
my eric (his sunglasses were my wedding gift to him)

mt batur - an active volcano
beautiful rice paddies
three stages of coffee beans
an offering sits upon a temple statue
nusa dua sunrise with an island in the background

48 comments

  1. amazing place!! :)

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  2. Oh i love bali, i've been there twice!!

    Congrats! beautiful pics :)

    xx S

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  3. Bali does look like a magical paradise. You are simply beautiful!

    ♥, Jamie
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  4. I was in Bali a lot of years ago, and I agree with you, is a magical place!

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  5. oh my goodness can i go now?! so gorgeous! amazing photos Anna and you both look like you're in love ;)))

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  6. Your pics are amazing - I need a vacation stat!

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  7. Wow, amazing photos! It looks like a magical place.


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  8. You guys are adorable! Looks, and sounds, like Bali is amazing! I definitely want to go one day. And love the sunglasses you bought him! xo Lisa

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  9. i can't believe how dreamy that was! i was just looking at bali recently and then i had to google where it was (that's so bad!) anyway. it's far. but i want to go! :)

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  10. what a gorgeous place to be.. im sure you two had a fantastic time. xoxo jillian:: enter to win Upper Metal Class Jewelry

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  11. this looks like the most incredible honeymoon destination. you and your hubby look like you had a fabulous time!

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  12. Glad you had a lovely time.
    The photos look amazing :) x

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  13. this is seriously incredible. you couldn't have picked a better honeymoon location!

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  14. ahhhh! so jealous, anna. bali is at the top of my travel wish list! glad you had an amazing time, you two def still have the honeymoon glow :)

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  15. Wow! I especially love the rice paddies photo. After looking out the window at the rain here at home, I want to be in Bali, too!!

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  16. What beautiful photos! Looks like you had an amazing time!! xo

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  17. Beautiful photos. You look amazing Anna Jane.

    delia
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  18. You guys look great together and Bali looks BEYOND incredible.

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  19. looks like such a relaxing and beautiful honeymoon!

    Congratulations!

    Kristina
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  20. This looks like the perfect place to honeymoon! Everything is so crisp and clean. I will have to put it on my list of honeymoon possibilities.

    xo L.

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  21. Looks like such an amazing time!

    xo Julia
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  22. Absolutely gorgeous!

    -Ashley
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  23. UNREAL! Those rice paddies look fake! Glad you had such a magical time :)

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  24. Looks like such a wonderful, perfect honeymoon! You and your husband are so cute together.

    I've always wanted to go to Bali. Glad to hear it lives up to my expectations.

    Sarah

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  25. Bali looks beautiful!!! I might have to go there for my own honeymoon! :) Show us more!

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  26. What a magical place! It's on my bucket list ; )
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  27. I officially need to get to Bali immediately. It looks like such a beautiful place! And it sounds like the people are amazing.
    xo Josie
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  28. this is indeed a magical paradise! so beautiful!

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  29. Wow that just looks AMAZING!!! Sounds like the perfect honeymoon :)
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  30. Oh man, I went to Thailand a few weeks ago and it was pretty awesome, too. Asia is a treasure trove of awesomeness. It's a shame it's so far away!

    So, so far away.

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  31. Oh man, I went to Thailand a few weeks ago and it was pretty awesome, too. Asia is a treasure trove of awesomeness. It's a shame it's so far away!

    So, so far away.

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  32. everything looks so amazing! what camera did you take these photos with?

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  33. I love Bali for honeymoon! xoxo

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  34. Amazing photos of an amazing place. I'm glad you two had a great honeymoon!

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  35. OMG looks so relaxing. You and ur hubby look so adorable together. Can't wait to see more pics of your trip, if there is. :)

    XO Myrna

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  36. magical photos. let me add that to places i need to visit :)

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  37. Wow!
    And way to score a hunky husband!

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  38. absolutely breathtaking views!

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  39. Great photos it looks like an amazing place.

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  40. Oh, WOW! Love these pictures! You two had to have had the most amazing time!!

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  41. I live in East Borneo, Indonesia now. So I'm very familiar with those pictures. But your wonderful photos make ​​me more realize and grateful to live in this beautiful country.

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  42. thank you for your lovely words about Bali :) we hope for your next visit sooner than later!! <3 PS: i just found your blog today and i love it! sending you lots of sunny thoughts from this paradise island :)

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  43. looks & sounds like you had an amazing time! beautiful pictures.

    -B

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