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Bali pages update

Resting during a camel trek in RajasthanYeah, yeah, yeah. So it has been a long time since I’ve added a posting here, mostly because we’ve been on vacation for the past week. Not to Bali, mind you, but to the deserts of Rajasthan. We enjoyed days of 100+ (Farenheit) degree weather, incredible rock fortresses, and wild journeys through a wild country.

But this post isn’t about Rajasthan (although just to be fair, I’ve posted what is currently my desktop wallpaper: an image taken on an afternoon camel ride).

Nope, this post is about our Christmas trip, from which I am still organizing and setting up the webpages. This section is, understandably, the most involved, as Ubud was our ‘cultural’ stop and had a lot more to see and do in terms of shopping, temples, dancing, etc.

Rice paddies surround the town of Ubud, Bali

As I was looking at the Bali pages that have already been posted, there had been a total of 8 previously completed. Today, I present to you 9 new pages, all about the city of Ubud. There are a couple in here for which Susan wrote the travelogue, and even a video – plus a bloody picture of a post-monkey-attacked-finger, so go ahead and enjoy yourself!

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3 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. I loved the photo series and the stories! It’s great to see such an adventurous and happy family.

    One bone of contention, though. I disagree that the rice paddy pictures depict perfection or that agrarianism, as a lifestyle or philosophy, is an ideal. An agrarian-only culture seems unnatural, unsustainable, and, most importantly, undesirable to my way of thinking. Your views apparently differ.

    1. Uncle Rob on April 6th, 2010 at 9:00 am
  2. I believe the comment was that, with “the Hindu swastika emblazoned on the stone tables, it was a cute vision of agrarian perfection.” That does not imply that the pictures themselves depict perfection or that agrarianism is an ideal. Rather, the point was that – insofar as there is an approximation of a cultural paradigm relating agrarian lifestyle to perfection – the simple fact that there exists a cafe, with ancient symbology emblazoned on its tables, overlooking a verdant valley, and serving cold beers, reinforces a belief that perfection, or a close approximation thereof, is indeed attainable.

    2. Dave on April 6th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
  3. Oh, I see your point. A vision of agrarian perfection — were such a thing possible — might indeed depict an agrarian sipping a beer at a café adorned with swastikas that overlooked a verdun valley, even though my beliefs differ.

    3. Uncle Rob on April 7th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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