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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 8

    September 1st, 2015

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    A young boys' gamelan plays during a Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    A young boys’ gamelan plays during a Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 7

    August 31st, 2015

    Monday, August 31, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    A gamelan plays during a Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    A gamelan plays during a Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 6

    August 30th, 2015

    Sunday, August 30, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    Pura Marajan Agung in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    Pura Marajan Agung in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 5

    August 29th, 2015

    Saturday, August 29, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    Heading toward the Subak Juwuk Manis rice field in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    Heading toward the Subak Juwuk Manis rice field in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 4

    August 28th, 2015

    Friday, August 28, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    A torn flyer on Jalon Suweta in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    A torn flyer on Jalon Suweta in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 3

    August 27th, 2015

    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    A family compound gate on Jalon Raya Ubud in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    A family compound gate on Jalon Raya Ubud in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

    Once again, I rested up all morning and afternoon, catching up on writing and Photoshopping photos for this travel journal. In the late afternoon when I ventured outside to eat a few times, I was taken aback by how many new glitzy shops, restaurants and hotels have opened in Ubud since my last visit here three years ago in 2012. There were a heck of a lot of them back then, but now it looks like every inch of every street (in between the gates of temples and family compounds) is completely bricked in with small to medium-sized fancy pants businesses. We’re talking complete gentrification, folks. Every street and back lane in Ubud now looks like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. It’s pretty crazy. I wonder how much more of this kind of rampant development the environment of the small island of Bali can support?

    Words and photos ©2015 Arcane Candy.


    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 2

    August 26th, 2015

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    A family compound gate on Jalon Karna in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
    A family compound gate on Jalon Karna in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Part 1

    August 25th, 2015

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    Disembarking from the AWR Travel bus at the airport in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia.
    Disembarking from the AWR Travel bus at the airport in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia.

    This morning, I had to wake up at 6:00 am after only five or six hours of sleep to get ready to leave for the airport at 8:15 am. It was brutal! And to top it all off, the shuttle van ended up being a half hour late. I was stoked I got to say goodbye to Ling, though. It was super fun hanging out and talking and laughing with her every night. She is one of the best people I’ve met during the long, weird, three-month journey (so far) I’ve been on. When the AWR Travel van finally pulled up, I realized it was actually a small bus that could hold 15 or so people.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Sumatra Part 21

    August 24th, 2015

    Monday, August 24, 2015
    Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia

    A banana tree in Baso village near Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.
    A banana tree in Baso village near Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Sumatra Part 20

    August 23rd, 2015

    Sunday, August 23, 2015
    Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia

    A coffee seller makes her pitch in a village near the Rafflesia flower north of Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.
    A coffee seller makes her pitch in a village near the Rafflesia flower north of Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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