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August 10th, 2011 | Asia

Climbing Mt. Batur…!!

The day we climbed up Bali’s most active volcano, Mount Batur, began at the un-Godly hour of 2.15 am, when the alarm had me levitating off the bed and almost becoming entangled in the mosquito netting… An hour later, together with Krista, who lives next door and also works at Como, we were collected by […]

August 9th, 2011 | Asia

More sights from Bali…

In between many of the outings I have enjoyed with either Patti, Mikaela or other folk I have met here in Bali, I have been out and about on my own, riding the Big Fella down to Denpasar on occasion, or just tootling around the Ubud area, visiting villages and seeing a few sights that […]

July 22nd, 2011 | Asia

Tirta Empul and the Water Cleansing Ceremony…

Como Shambhala had recently employed a small group of guides who joined the Activities Department managed by Patti… As part of their training, the guides needed to experience the many activities offered at the resort, so they could confidently lead, and interact with any guests who might request to go on outings such as hikes […]

July 19th, 2011 | Asia

Surfer Dude…?? Me…??

Surfing has never been a pastime or sport that I ever considered doing… When Patti suggested we visit Legian on her day off, and that I try my hand at surfing, I immediately thought of half a dozen reasons why I should not try making a fool of myself on a crowded beach…!! Then a […]

July 17th, 2011 | Asia

It’s Tough Out Here…!!

The night before Patti’s niece Mikaela jetted in from California to visit for a few weeks, we rode down to Seminyak together with a small group of Patti’s friends from Como, to paint the town red…or any other colour we could lay our hands on…!! The evening began at the “Potato Head”, a club whose […]

July 15th, 2011 | Asia

Sights from Around Bali…

The days here in Bali seem to drift into each other for me… I often have no idea which day of the week it is, and usually have to consult a calendar to determine the date and day…!! It’s a weird feeling when you believe that today is Monday and discover that in actual fact […]