After a busy second half of the year I finally have time to finish off some personal projects, one of those being sorting through some holiday photos I took six months ago…where has the year gone?  So I’m pretending it’s not Christmas next week and reminiscing about bicycling in Bali. While a day of bike riding may sound exhausting to some, it was really a leisurely cycle downhill through some breathtaking countryside. Starting with breakfast overlooking a crater lake at Mt Batur, then a coffee or two at a Balinese plantation, with various stops along the way to explore a traditional Balinese compound, rice paddies and a giant Banyan tree. Followed by a feast at the end (and a well deserved Bintang!).

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I had no idea that ginger flowers were so beautiful!

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Roasting coffee beans.

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The mister waving for the camera!

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My uncle had a go at threshing the rice!

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Ancient banyan tree.

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Bali is a beautiful place and the people so friendly, I hope to visit again someday. Until then, I will content myself with the memories these photos hold.