Megane = Spectacles.
I managed to squeeze in travelling from Taichung to Taipei and some cafe time before I had to be at the airport. Yay to later flights.
It was so peaceful and comforting to be there, I didn’t want to leave.
And now my official favourite cafe is a 4-hour flight away…
The solo leg of my trip started. I had never been to Taichung before, and thought this would be a good time as any to do my solo trip.
First cafe in order: Lightbeam. Thank you Google Maps.
This was way back in March. I was happy to be back in one of my favourite travel destinations. A few of us were attending a course together, and I had used it as a “why not” to extend the trip 🙂
My second time back here. It felt surreal to be visiting the same cafe again in a foreign land.
Dinner with the friends. Back for an early night, and we were kept busy the next 2 days with the course…
Always a lover of details!
Taken around where we stayed, a quiet boutique hotel surrounded by some locals and their rice fields, complete with the crowing rooster at 5am.
And finally… probably the only shot I got of Ubud Central:
I’ve heard a lot about Ubud before coming, and friends who visited before largely told me that it’s spiritual place, probably something I’d like and find aligned to my tastes. My personal experience of Ubud is that while it does have its charm, my tourist radar could not stop going off during the trip and I just got the feeling that we were simply doing what every other tourist would do. In that sense the experience becomes lightly less authentic and unique to us.
Maybe that is the price to pay for Earth becoming a global village.
So that’s a wrap for Bali 2017:)
In other words, Ganesha.
Familiar yet different.
The temple cave itself was a simple space, but the grounds were really nice for exploring.
167 steps up and down. Ouch.
It was worth it.
I can only imagine how breathtaking it would be to catch the sunrise or sunset here, over the lake. Unfortunately with the mother’s well-being in mind I was not going to arrange for us to wake up at 3am. And so we reached at the rather reasonable, earthly hour of close-to-lunchtime. And of course there were other tourists. One simply makes the best of such situations 🙂
One of the temples I really enjoyed, simply because there were very little crowds. The structures themselves were quiet and unassuming despite their cultural importance and significance, which added to their beautiful majesty…