After three and a half delightful months in NJ/NYC we resumed our travels.   It is just a month since we left, but we feel like a lifetime left behind….

Ten days in Israel, then 4 days in Dubai, and now we are in Bali.   What a contrast!

We feel that the Balinese people bless everything that they see and as many times as they see it.

They bless deities at the temple, people, houses, roads, intersections … even the garbage containers  :)


From Ubud we visited several touristy sites – rice terraces, coffee plantation, waterfalls…

The pictures and video were taking around Jatiluwin Tabanan rice fields, the UNESCO World Heritages Site, in Bali, Indonesia.   It is a famous tourist destination site (you can see how many cars at the parking lot).   When we arrived, it was a pouring rain.  After the 30 minutes or so it was over and we slowly walked into the rice field.

While doing sightseeing, we stay focused on the Hindu Temples in Bali.  All Hindu temples do not allow non-Balinese Hindu entering the prayer area, so no pictures from inside the temples.   The temples featured in this video are:  Goa Gajah or  Elephant Cave,Tanah Lot, Pura Tirta Empul or Holy Water Spring Temple, Pura Taman Ayun, Pura Batu Balong and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.

The five days in Ubud was more than enough for us and we moved on to the North of Bali.  On a way there we admired the pictures Mt. Batur and  the Lake Batur.  Per Wiki,  “Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake“.  Lake Batur is the largest lake of Bali.  The local people consider the Lake Batur as a sacred site.

The video/photos were taken from the touristy observation deck at the nearest village.

Finally we have arrived and slowed down at the beautiful resort in the North part of Bali, right on the beach of the Bali Sea at our private villa.

We are so thankful to our friend who has introduced us to the owner of this paradise.

What an amazing evening we had yesterday! So much was covered…So wonderful to be in the field of high vibrations.

Shambala Retreat Center is a preferred name.  It is also knowns as ShagriLa OceanSide Retreat & Spa; it is a beautiful property located on the North shore of Bali at the Bondalem Beach.  It is also a perfect place for meditation and spiritual growth. The staff is amazing and their food is delicious!
For more info visit

So far we did not have time to pay the close attention to the “retire in Bali” topic.  We’ll share with you our thoughts later.

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