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The Many Faces of Bali

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After a stopover in Bangkok we have now arrived in Rangoon, Burma, (we'll stick with the old names to avoid confusion). But we couldn't leave Bali without introducing you to a few of the wonderful people who made our stay memorable.
This is Juny, our delightful maid, who taught us Balinese cooking and wept when we left...
And this is Gede, the pool boy/gardener, who helped us look after Nina the dog...
Here's a peanut seller in Singaraja market who was happy because we paid 10,000rp for a huge bag of nuts - that's just $1 ...
But this old market lady looked as though she'd had a very bad day...
This lady loved being photographed with her offerings...
while this is our new found friend, Eti, who just loved being photographed...
We have been surrounded by beauty throughout our stay in Bali. Even Tony's cows and calves are pretty...
And this handsome young man was very keen to show off his flambouyant cockerel...
Unfortunately it is a fighting cock, one of the many thousands that participate in one of Bali's less appealing pastimes.
We will miss the many beauties of Bali but most of all we will miss the Balinese themselves - especially the perpetually smiling children. Here's one little five year old with a smile to brighten anyone's day...
The historic sights of Rangoon await us outside the hotel's gates - so stay tuned

Posted by Hawkson 02:00 Archived in Myanmar

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They all look so serene and happy. And your photos are beautiful.

by Janet

That cat looks awfully familiar.

by R and B

Love the pics...in the end, its about making connections with people..which you two are so very good at doing. I don't wonder there would be tears when you left..

by Sharron

All of your entires have been such an interesting read. Thank you for taking the time, sharing your adventures!

by Kathy & Terry

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