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Unexpected Bali Bliss

Our last minute, totally unplanned beach break is unfortunately at an end. We’ve spent the last 10 days getting massaged, tanning on the beach, weathering tropical storms and eating spicy Indonesian food.

I can’t wait to share with you all the details of how it happened, where we’ve been, and what we’ve been doing. Here’s a little preview.

AND…here are the answers to our little travel game, “Where’s Agri?” Thanks to all that participated! 🙂

A) Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
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B) Versailles Palace, France
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C) Machu Picchu, Peru
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D) Athens, Greece
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E) The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
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F) The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
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G) Iguazu Falls, Argentina
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H) Karasjok, Norway
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I) The Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta, Argentina
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J) Vancouver, Canada
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Have you ever taken an unplanned or unexpected vacation? Where did you go?

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  1. Sha #

    I already love it!! I’m suffering from withdrawal too….I want my beach back…or even better, no work + beach = bliss! 😄😄😄

    February 26, 2015
    • Total withdrawal! made even worse by the fact that after all that time in tropical temperatures, now it feels soooo deathly cold in Seoul. 😦 I literally couldn’t take it walking around last night!

      February 27, 2015
      • Sha #

        Haha..I think you are staying in the wrong place, just move to SEA..you can enjoy sun all year long..well, other than the monsoon periods when we get drowned in rain or the humidity where we literally sweat all year round…think this is preferable to cold..haha😄 😉

        February 27, 2015
        • Lol, well when you put it that way… I think I’ll stick with my 4 season Seoul. Actually what I need to find, is someplace where it’s constantly 25 degrees, sunny and has little humidity. Oh, and a beach nearby, good coffee and reliable wifi. You wouldn’t happen to know anywhere like that, would you? 😉

          February 27, 2015
          • Sha #

            Hahaha! If you ever find one, do tell me…I would like to visit too…but oh, tea will do for me instead…hehe…sorry for the late reply!! Been in a really bummed mood of late…blame it on the holiday!! 😉

            March 6, 2015
            • Aww, you’ve got a vacation hangover. 😉 The best solution is to go on another holiday. 😀

              March 6, 2015
              • Sha #

                Hahaha, my bank account thanks you for that timely suggestion…😣😣

                March 7, 2015
  2. Oh Bali!! Looking forward!! – LOL on the sign from the German – I am sure they speak good English-American-Canadian-Australian 😀 😀 too funny and well spot!

    February 26, 2015
  3. I LOVE Bali! What a beautiful place, huh? And the PEOPLE…wonderful!

    February 26, 2015
    • Bali has got to be one of most favourite places on earth. I feel such a sense of wellbeing the second I land there, and you are right…the people are beyond gentle and kind. I thought Thai people were chilled out, but the Balinese are on a whole other level! 🙂

      February 27, 2015
      • Absolutely! Think I’m returning in January 😄

        February 27, 2015
        • AMAZING!! (and I’m jealous) 😉 I miss it already. Whereabouts are you going? Any solid plans yet?

          February 28, 2015
          • It’s through the ship I work on so we are only there 2 days 1 night. Not sure yet what we’ll end up doing. 🙂

            March 2, 2015
  4. Oh, you’re killing me! Woke up to (more) snow this morning here …. but I do look forward to seeing more about your trip. And how weird that I missed Athens in your quiz! My mom is from Greece and I’ve been to Athens many, many times!

    February 26, 2015
    • Lol…sorry Lex!! :p The winter in some parts of North America seems especially brutal this year. Hopefully you’ll get a break soon! Your mom is from Greece? What a lovely place to be able to visit time and time again. I’m hoping to get there again this summer to do a little island hopping. 🙂

      February 27, 2015
  5. yolomoments12 #

    wow !

    February 26, 2015
  6. Ah, Bali. What a wonderfully exotic destination, Shelley. Beautiful photos. 🙂

    February 27, 2015
    • Bali, and in particular, the villages around Ubud, are definitely one of favourite places in the world. I feel such peace the moment I land there! 🙂

      February 27, 2015
  7. We never had any unplanned or unexpected vacation. It is more like we barely have any places we go during our spare free time so I am envious of everyone who is able to do so 🙂

    February 27, 2015
    • In Korea, there are only a few national holidays where you get more than 1 day off. Is it the same where you are? Every Chinese New Year, and during Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving), there is usually a mass exodus out of the country. Usually, we stay in Seoul during those times, because it’s so wonderfully quiet in the city, but this year, we really felt the need to visit a beach! 🙂

      February 27, 2015
      • We have few national holidays which are often combined with holidays so you use for example four of your holiday days and get a total of nine or even ten days off! But the thing is that traveling with a little baby is really hard and to further complicate matters it is very hard to combined holiday schedules with your partner, in this case my wife who is busy in language classes till July.

        February 27, 2015
        • That’s what people do here too, but it’s very difficult to get much time off, all the same. For sure, it must be difficult to coordinate everything AND to travel with a little one! We’re trying to have a baby right now, and I’m interested to see how having a child will impact our travel lifestyle.

          February 28, 2015
          • We have been only to small trips since we have the baby (can be seen on my blog, one trip to Talinn and one trip to Rhodes). It is possible to travel but there a lot of of things to consider which you would never think of when traveling without a kid

            February 28, 2015
  8. I still have yet to make it to Bali! Looking at your pictures makes me really want to go though! I guess I will just have to make do with a beach here (my life is so rough haha).:)

    February 27, 2015
    • Lol…yeah, really feel bad for you (NOT). 😉 I would totally recommend a trip to Bali (but not to the touristy areas of Kuta or Seminyak, or even the centre or Ubud – outside of Ubud in the villages nearby). It’s so close to you, it would be an easy trip…and I have to say that Balinese massages are the best! Better than Thailand even… 😀

      February 28, 2015
  9. Such a wonderful place!

    February 28, 2015
  10. How exciting! I can’t wait to read about your trip 🙂

    February 28, 2015
  11. Oh, I am so jealous as I can hear the rain lashing on the windows outside. Can’t wait to read about it. I haven’t been to Bali since 2002, so will be really interesting to see how much it’s changed!

    March 1, 2015
    • We had our share of rain on Gili Air and even lost power for 36 hours! But somehow, a storm over beautiful waters on an island paradise is not quite the same as at home, is it? 😉 Our last visit to Bali was at the end of 2012, and we were completely surprised to find the airport has been renovated since then!

      March 1, 2015
  12. Did you often ‘sun bath’ in Bali ?? LOL 😀
    Have a wonderful week.

    March 1, 2015
    • As much as possible!! But the sun in Bali is so strong, we had to be a little bit careful too. 🙂

      March 2, 2015
  13. I am so jealous!

    March 2, 2015
  14. I just left Bali and this is so accurate! Thank you for sharing your trip.

    March 23, 2015
    • Bali is such a wonderful place!!! I hope you had a wonderful trip. 😀

      March 24, 2015
      • I did! I just wrote a post about it coming out later this week. I tagged this post in the blog hope you don’t mind! 🙂

        March 24, 2015

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