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LAST DAY (will be in my own bed soon!)

Day 11-Flying Home to Canada

We have learned so much while traveling throughout Indonesia.

In one word how we would describe Indonesia to other people would be Indah (which means Beautiful)

We woke up early to head over to the Yogjakarta airport traveling back to Bali, then onto Canada.

We spent most of our day in the airport or on a plane. Definitely suffering from Jet Lag now!

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Until our next adventure...!

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Borobudur-a Buddhist stupa in the Mahayana tradition

Day 10

We are going to the biggest Buddhist temple in the 9th century, we have found out that we can wear are beautiful sarongs again but we are going have to wear rubber shoes to protect the stone of the temple. Wearing these sarongs is respecting the actual Buddhists that pray there.

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After seeing this marvelous attraction we have stay in another hotel we are staying in the Manohara Resort
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GOOD NIGHT! SLEEP TIGHT!

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Java rhymes with lava!

Day 09

The mountains of fire are the biggest attractions in java, can’t wait to risk my life to see no dormant volcanoes. We have decided to take a hike up and down java’s most sacred and eerie mountains of fire Gunung Bromo, which I found awesome that it is one of three volcanoes that have emerged from a vast crater. This is not the biggest it actually looks like a baby compared to the others.

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After climbing one of the worlds wonders we will be heading to Kelimutu National Park to see another wonder of the world the tri-colored lakes, kelimutu is very sacred to locals because legend has it that the dead souls go to these lakes the young go to the turquoise the old go to the brown and the wicked go to the black lake.

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The lakes are so beautiful, but the thickness of the water looks like paint. The only thing is we had to cut things short because it started raining. Which is said to have the most beautiful view of the lakes when it's raining!!!! great timing.

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We are staying at watugana bungalows only for one night wohooo!!!

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We have finished in the Java of Lava and we are heading over to Borobudur to visit the Buddhist temple, not sure what to wear there but I am sure we will figure it out... so excited.

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Onward to Lombok

Days 7 & 8

A hideaway with acres of tropical gardens, shimmering ocean and golden sands along a private beach. Lush rain forests, sparkling blue ocean views and beautiful beaches will accompany us as we arrive at this idyllic garden resort.
The Oberoi, Lombok. Here we will stay in the Luxury Pavilion Garden View Room.

Just some information if you are planning on traveling around the island and visiting small villages it is more respectable to wear slacks or knee length shorts, a shirt with sleeves or a sarong.
Islam is the majority religion, but all other religions are practiced freely.
Every Friday around 12.30 noon, Muslims go to the mosques just like Christians go to church on Sunday.

Day 7:

Today was the day for souvenir shopping and Lombok offered some beautiful handmade gifts.

Lombok has great woven textiles like songkets and ikats that can be used as a sarong, wall hanging, table cloth and more.
The design woven is special to each weaver and it is passed down through the generations before.

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Also while pursuing the streets of Lombok we came across another souvenir shop that carried wooden masks, baskets made out of ketak grass (the owner informed us of the ketak grass), wooden boxes designed with bits of shells, and it looked like some other souvenirs made from bamboo..! We all purchased one of the Songkets and a bag, and some gifts for our families as well.

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Day 8:
After enjoying a late brunch at our suite we will be visiting the Gili Islands where we will spend the rest of the day scuba diving and snorkeling. Clear blue waters with abundant sea-life is what we will be exploring with Dream Divers. Visit the Dream Divers website!

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After a long, eventful day we are ready to head back to our hotel room and relax before heading to Java in the morning!

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Welcome to Ubud!

Day 2 & 3

Day: 2
Early, in the morning before heading to Ubud we will be combing the 5 kilometer Kuta Beach for some unique shops and attractions.
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From Kuta Beach we will take a short visit to the city of Denpasar by bus.
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It is here where we will see the Jagatnatha Temple, which is located in the city’s center. This Temple is a public temple to worship Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa / God. Especially each full moon, The Hindu people in Denpasar come to this place in particular at the evening time.

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From Denpasar we will be taking a 1 hour bus ride to Ubud. Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. We will be staying in the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel and Resort; this is a haven of peace set among the smoky volcanoes and emerald rice terraces at the heart of Bali. We will be staying in the Panoramic Pool Villa Suite; we will have our own private heated infinity pool, king size beds, and a hand finished polished stone terrazzo bath! This will definitely give us the element of Luxury while staying in Ubud.

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After relaxing for a couple hours in our hotel villa, we will be heading to the Angsoka Bar, for a late dinner.

Day: 3
Early in the morning we will take a trip to the Kedewatan Village to visit the Neka Art Museum. This museum is unique because its collection of foreign artworks by Balinese, other Indonesian, and foreign artists all were inspired by the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali. The high quality of the Neka Art Museum's collection serves as a source of inspiration, information, research, and education for many people in Indonesia and from abroad.

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