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Costa Rica, Montezuma Part 6 of 7

Destinations

A two hour drive and a rickety road brought us to Montezuma.  I immediately could feel the charm in this little village.  We had time to take a few pictures before launching the speed boat to go across the Gulf of Nicoya and dock at Jaco.  There were no docks on Montezuma and Jaco beaches. The crew wrapped our huge bags with plastic and loaded one suitcase on each shoulder. Then they had to fight with the waves to get the bags on.  It was amazing how strong they were.  Needless to say, we did get wet. It was hot day so we did not mind.Montezuma

Montezuma dog

Montezuma street

Montezuma chairs and table

Montezuma beautiful ocean

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Costa Rica, Montezuma/Quepos/Manuel Antonio Part 6 of 6

Accomodations, Destinations, Dining, Featured, General, Related, Sites
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

A two hour drive and a rickety road brought us to Montezuma.  I immediately could feel the charm in this little village.  We had time to take a few pictures before launching the speed boat to go across the Gulf of Nicoya and dock at Jaco.  There were no docks on Montezuma and Jaco beaches. The crew wrapped our huge bags with plastic and loaded one suitcase on each shoulder. Then they had to fight with the waves to get the bags on.  It was amazing how strong they were.  Needless to say, we did get wet. It was hot day so we did not mind.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

QUEPOS:   A two hour drive from Jaco on our pre -booked ride and our hotel reservation brought us to the Best Western and Casino Hotel in Quepos...

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Bali Part 1 of 4

Accomodations, Destinations
Kuta, Bali

Kuta, Bali

Bali is part of Indonesia, on the other side of daylight saving time.  Monday night in North America would be Tuesday morning in Bali.  Kuta, Bali is a crazy, busy city with many, many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, cars, etc. The motorbikes are in a league of their own.  You must remember in Bali that pedestrians are at the bottom of the totem pole.  Other than the police, the motorbikes are in charge.  If they want to park on the narrow sidewalk, they will.  If the street is a one way, they will drive on the sidewalk. Pedestrians move over.  We had a short lane to walk to our hotel from the main street. The blind corner at the end of the lane was also dangerous.  We dubbed them “Suicide Lane” and “Dead Man’s Curve”...

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Bali Part 2 of 4

Destinations, Dining
Bali

Bali

There is police corruption in Bali! It is hard for me to grasp because Bali is known for it’s religion.  However, I did get into a bit of trouble with the Bali police. I was walking to the beach and  was approaching a large group of tourists with motorbikes and maybe a dozen policemen surrounding them. The police officials had their car lights flashing and they seemed to be scouting the area.  At this point, I thought maybe it was a stop check. I had read about police corruption.  But I thought the police only stopped visitors and asked for money in the rural areas. I decided to take pictures of the swarm of police and motorbikes. I took one picture, when a male policeman turned around and saw me. He started walking straight for me. My heart was pounding...

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Bali Part 3 of 4

Destinations, Dining
Bali

Bali

Bali

Bali

Bali

Bali

The Bali monkey jungle sits on the edge of another busy city, Ubud. The author of Eat, Pray, Love stayed in Ubud during the “Pray” part.  The monkeys were cute and hilarious.  They will steal anything they can from you. TAKE OFF YOUR HATS, SUNGLASSES AND HOLD ONTO YOUR CAMERAS.

Bali

Bali

Bali

Bali

 

Night Life: Billies had a very good band with two wonderful female Bali singers.  Across the street we took in a Transvestite lip sync show.  The characters were very entertaining and very hard to believe they were men.  Bene’s Bar and Restaurant gets honourable mention. Just a short walk from our hotel we found the best food and a “Cheers” atmosphere type outdoor bar and restaurant.  We did get to know the owner and the other regular patrons, mostly from Australia...

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Bali Part 4 of 4

Destinations
Bali

Bali

The Bali Zoo was wonderful. The animals all looked comfortable and well looked after in their jungle environment.  The elephant ride was so much fun!  There is a part of the zoo where you can pet some of the animals.

Bali

Bali

An aged gorilla walked closer to us and looked me in the eye. I could not help but feel he was flirting with me. He was detained only by a 3 foot wall. This jungle type zoo was beautiful and well worth seeing.

Bali

Bali

Luwak Poop Coffee and Tea Factory:  The assorted teas and naturally decaffeinated coffee were presented to us in small samples, by our host.   There was a menu to help with your selection if you wished to purchase any of these fine coffees and teas.  LUWAK COFFEE is made from the Luwak (a rodent of Bali) poop.  Yes I said poop! ...

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Gili Air Island, Indonesia

Accomodations, Destinations, Dining, Transportation
Gili Air

Gili Air

Gili Air is a very small island that is a part of Indonesia.  We took a 2 hour taxi ride from Kuta to the marina and then an hour and half water taxi to Gili Air.  This was our 4 night reprieve from the busy city of Kuta.  There were only horse and buggies, bicycles and your feet to get around Gili Island.  It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the island.  The blue water and white sand are very much like the Carribean.  The sad part is that parts of the beach and ocean were flooded with human garbage.  The locals at Gili said it came from the island of Lombok which was a short boat ride across from Gili.  Rumors also suggested that the garbage may have come from the Japan Tsunami.  Nothing like good old corn on the cob!

Gili Air

Gili Air

“Oh Canada!

Gili Air

Gili Air

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