August 12, 2010

I recently returned from a trip in Bali, an escape that was planned for my friend Jose’s birthday. Bali is so beautiful—everyone should go at some point! I had some of the best spa treatments I have ever experienced in my life, and they were so innovative. Hot stone massage, Thai massage, aromatherapy—anything and everything was available. The people of Bali are so kind and hospitable, the beaches are gorgeous, and the food is amazing (it’s a mix of Thai, Malaysian, and Indian influences). We had a birthday celebration and watched a private, traditional Balinese dance performance. What I will remember most about Bali are the views on the coast and the scent of frangipani and tuberose in the air. I can’t wait for my next trip.

Balinese Lily pad Pond
Balinese Lily pad Pond
Spectacular Balinese Coast
Jose’s Birthday Party with Traditional Balinese Dancers
Floating Frangipani
Enjoying the view
A Single Tuberose