Monday, September 17, 2012

Selamat Datang di Indonesia!

Welcome to Indonesia!  Rob met me in Bali, where the Farmout Forum Indonesia 2012 was being held at the Conrad Bali.  What a lovely, relaxing weekend getaway after a busy exit from Perth!  The Conrad is located in Tanjung Benoa, north of Nusa Dua, and far away from the hustle and hype of Kuta, where we have often stayed in the past. The surf here does not attract much attention so the jet skis, banana boats, parasailers, and fishermen have free reign of the beach and sea.  

the pool seemed to sprawl all over the resort
our breakfast view out to sea
these beach bales could be snapped up early am for use during the day
While Rob was busy with the Scout Check, I did lots of walking along Nusa Dua Beach and the long stretch of Jalan Pratama.  I love the lush, tropical flora with its' vivid greens and jolts of colourful  blossoms.

such vibrant waxy petals
I love this shade of "hijau"
Getting a bit of a late start, I would not set out until after 11am.  While this was the hottest part of the day for walking, with the sun being high in the sky, it was also the perfect time to catch the pretty display of shadows casting their lacework patterns below the trees.
One evening, we found a perfect little beachside restaurant that served the local delicacy Mahi Mahi and we ended up returning 3 times during our short stay!  Late one afternoon, one of the staff began to create a huge chessboard effect in the sand by hand watering large square sections.  It cools the area for evening diners and the gridwork is pleasing to the eye!  I couldn't imagine such a thing coming from Peth with all of its' water restrictions! 
So after being spoiled on the lovely Island of Bali, we catch a quick 1+ hour flight to Indonesia's Capital, Jakarta and head from this... this...

the view from our apartment window
More on life in the Big Durian next time.  Thanks for reading!



  1. I want to come visit! These pictures are beautiful!

    1. Yes, it is a shame we didn't get you here to Jakarta Fraser! I wish we could have done that too!