Touring, Walking and Shopping…

the boys and i went up to the volcano on friday. unfortunately it was overcast and the mountains were covered in clouds. here's a picture of the crater lake…

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on the way back down were lots of road side fruit stalls…

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we also stopped at an organic coffee plantation where we saw how coffee, cocoa, vanilla beans and other spices are grown…

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how the coffee beans are roasted and then ground…

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and then we had lots of samples of coffee, ginseng coffee, hot chocolate, ginger tea and lemongrass tea before we were enticed to buy a few samples to take home – like the richest organic dark chocolate i have ever tasted…

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from here we went to 'gunug kawi', an ancient rock temple in a ravine. i couldn't go down all those steep steps because of my knee injury, so i sent the boys by themselves. here are some of the pictures they took down there…

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yesterday we walked from our house through the rice fields to the road that leads to ubud…

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i then went into ubud by myself to do some child-and-husband-free shopping…

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let me know if anyone of you back home wants some batik dresses for their girls…

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