Photo Friday – Offerings in Bali

5 Oct

We were fortunate to be touring temples in Ubud, Bali during a holiday based around the full moon (though the celebration only happens either twice per year, or once every seven months…we keep getting conflicting information).  The temples were packed with locals, the women dressed in brightly colored silks while the men wore crisp white shirts and patterned sarongs.   We hung around on the sidelines and watched dozens of women parade by, carrying the offerings – gigantic platters of fruits, roasted duck, and sweets – on their heads.

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7 Responses to “Photo Friday – Offerings in Bali”

  1. crazytraintotinkytown October 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    What a fantastic time to be there – it must have been amazing

    • Ashley October 7, 2012 at 2:53 am #

      It was pretty awesome, we’ve never seen anything like it so we were totally mesmerized.

  2. Carlene DeFalco October 6, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    The colors, the clothes, the food and the traditions…..nothing you could get out of a book….had to be awesome…..it was a great time for you two to be there watching the tradition of their culture!

    • Ashley October 7, 2012 at 2:31 am #

      We took some video to try and capture the whole scene with the music and the dancing as well. Even that doesn’t really do justice to how many people were there and all the smells and sounds…it was spectacular!

  3. Kristin Waugh October 7, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    That fruit looks yummy! I bet Bali is gorgeous! Will you guys being going to Australia soon? We are currently in Garmisch, Germany with my parents and flying to Istanbul in a week to spend a few weeks in Turkey. Still debating where to go in the Middle East with all the conflict – possibly just going to Dubai, Armenia, and Georgia for now and then hitting up Israel and Jordan on the end of our next leg. We miss you guys! Hope everything is going well and you are having a great time! 🙂

    • Ashley October 18, 2012 at 4:57 am #

      We head to Australia in a week 🙂 I would definitely be careful about where you travel in the Mid East right now, though keep in mind that lots of conflict is in certain pockets. If you could get in touch with other travelers and see how they are doing in those places you might have a more realistic vision of what to expect. When do you go to Africa?

      • Kristin W. October 21, 2012 at 1:28 am #

        Ooops, I meant “be going” not “being going.” 🙂 We aren’t doing a whole lot of the Middle East right now – some more of Turkey and then Georgia, possibly Armenia, and then Dubai. We spend 10 days in Cairo on Nov. 18-28 to work on getting our Sudan Visa. 😛 Our Africa tour begins in Cairo on Nov. 28 and ends in South Africa on March 23rd. I’m nervous but excited! Will you guys be going to NZ, too?

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