North America, Asia · 16 Days · 88 Moments · June 2016

Our adventure in Indonesia

20 June 2016

Reached Charlotte!!! Home sweet home...but, missing the company of Avani boo and keluarga 😌 Thanks Anu and family for the ride to and from the airport!!!
Reached Boston !! One more leg remaining.
Boarding our flight to Doha!! End of an awesome trip.. Now long flight back home.

19 June 2016

We are totally clean n pampered for almost 3 hours at a spa before we have dinner at Made's. Our last Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Soto Ayam (chicken soup) in Indonesia.. Our tummy held on to local food - good, simple, tasty n spicy !!
Our final beach visit at Kuta beach.. Bye bye blue waters !! Time to hit the spa before we leave for CLT

18 June 2016

Out for a boys evening in Legian !!
Watching an early show of Bali barong dance
Joyful banana boat,speed boat, and flying fish... And khatarnaak surf beach, we managed to do buggy step close to being human amphibian!!!

17 June 2016

Enjoyed snorkeling @ ... And beach time @... There was a very steep half a mile hike to access the beach, but totally worth it! Tirth got a chance to get a pair of Balinese glasses tooπŸ˜„

16 June 2016

Padang Bai beach
Romantic dinner at Sundara.. Four Seasons Beach Resort. Nice waves, cocktails, food n dessert !! Nice Bali evening experience !!
High on the cliff.. Uluwatu temple. Temple of Hanuman !! Ferocious waves perfect for surfing !!

15 June 2016

Sun sand n sea.. Nusa Dua beach in Bali
Our awesome snorkeling trip to Benoa beach
Parasailing adventure by Kruti, Tirth, and Avani at Benoa beach, Bali.
Folks getting ready for para sailing
Some more sights of place nr Pandawa Beach. Breakfast spread and our morning walk to the beach

14 June 2016

Reached to our final vacation destination!!! Bali...Bali...Bali
Cosy new place nr Pandawa Beach
Dinner at dhabha like place.. Good food n we were hungry..
Some cool wood carving and glass work on the way from Ubud to Nusa Dua in Bali
The last day in Ubud has come! The villa was amazing, and the kids got to try driving motorcycles for the first time. Now we are off to the beach!

13 June 2016

Our final flight until the return was to Ubud, in Bali. We went to three temples in three days. Tirtha had a holy fresh water spring, Ulun Beraton is located on a mountain and has the prettiest scenery ever, and Tanah Lot is right beside the ocean. We also watched a live recreation of the Ramayana that included a chorus of 35 people, and got really great massages.
The last pics from Bamboo House
The second house at Green Village. A bit smaller still awesome.
The totally beautiful Bamboo House at Green Village, nestled in deep forest, amidst a flowing river stream.
Tanah Lot temple by the sea.. Beautiful day !!

12 June 2016

Enjoying Cejak show in Bali.
Awesome wood carving sold on roadside
Enjoying ganna, a nice foot soak in rice fields..
Rice terraces in Jatiluwih
Bali's most beautiful temple, a lakeside temple in mountains.. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Sights on the way to Pura Ulan Danu Bratan temple
Luwak coffee.. The poop coffee experience
Our breakfast spread.. Villa in morning
Sights from our villa in Ubud

11 June 2016

Tirtha Empul temple
OMG.. The awesome villa in Ubud
Bye bye Jogja.. The flight. Mt. Merapi.. Reached Bali.. Nice welcome at airport. Initial sites n scenery outside airport
Bye bye Jogja. With the Bungalow folks who took care of our needs

10 June 2016

Jogjakarta was our second destination for two days, and we stayed in a "hometel" of sorts. The breakfast was a little bit disappointing after the huge feast at the Marriott :p
Nice lunch amidst nature at Ansol's silver jewelry factory restaurant
Another Buddhist temple in Borobudur.. Beside a giant banyan tree
The tour of awesome Borobudur Buddhist complex.. In some photos you can see Mt. Merapi volcano.
Our place in Jogja.. Pool side

9 June 2016

At Batik factory and tuk tuk tour thru the streets of Malioboro
Our day started at awesome Prambanan temple complex
Our AirBnB place in Jogja
Reached Jogja
Marriage vows retake in morning. Reception retake in evening πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

8 June 2016

A day tour in Jakarta. Visited Taman Mini, National Monument, Statue of Arjuna's Chariot, and Grand Indonesia Mall(where all the lobby named after the Ramayana's main characters)...tired but ready for the next round!!!
Phew.. Finding solace in cooled down mall after walking in warm sunny day. At Grand Indonesia mole
Krishna Arjuna statue in Jakarta
Krishna Arjuna statue
National monument in Jakarta
Taman Mini highlights
Re-tasting marriage sihasan.. Indonesian (Sumatran) way
Taman Mini - Sumatra region
Day-2.. Taman Mini - Gondola view of mini Indonesia
The breakfast spread at JW Marriott
Brunch at the hotel was a huge, delicious affair. So. Much. Food.

7 June 2016

At Liquid exchange bar.. Our favorite Bluegrass pub was celebrating Ramadan so no alcohol
At Blue Martini pub.. Enjoying nice drinks late in the night.. Kids have retired (hopefully)..
Dinner at Penang Bistro with Avani's friend..
At JW Marriott.. Hotel finally
At CGK airport.. Landed in Jakarta
The view from the window seat
Back in flight for 3rd leg to Jakarta
Doha airport and hotel for few hours due to a flight delay!!!
Back at Doha airport
Doha.. Quick get fresh to nearby hotel.. Guess what just next door were showrooms of Mclaren, Lamborghini etc

6 June 2016

Indoor Palm trees are truly the future
At Doha airport. Missed our Jakarta connection
In the flight to Doha

5 June 2016

Back to Boston airport.. Ready for next leg
Duck tour
At science museum
Long walk toward science museum
Boston Trip!!!
There was filming going on in the main building of MIT for Patriot's Day. The place was crawling with people and equipment!
Train from airport to science museum
Some plane photos! We're in Boston now :0!
Off to Boston we go! :D
Ghus gaye plane me
@Charlotte Airport and journey begins ..
Bye bye CLT
Thru the gates we are.. At CLT for first leg to Boston !!