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We have just returned from an amazing 12 day holiday to Bali.
I was sceptical about going to Bali.
In Australia, we hear lots of stories about young, drunken Aussies in Bali (Kuta in particular) looking for cheap alcohol, drugs and girls.
That is not my idea of a good holiday!
Recently a number of friends and relatives have been to Bali - bringing back very different stories - stories that sounded enticing.
So off we went.
We are now Bali converts!
The country is beautiful, the weather tropical and perfect for swimming every day.
The people are friendly, kind and positive about everything.
The food was mostly delicious and plentiful.
Bali was one of the most relaxing, happy and soul-satisfying journeys we had ever been on.
We will be going back!
Today's post highlights the many beautiful flowers in Bali.
I was familiar with lots of them as they also grow in the warmer areas of Australia (like frangipani (kamboja), bougainvillea, marigolds, orchids etc).
Red Tails Amaranthus
Palm Tree (shadow) at Royal Beach Resort, Seminyak
Pagoda flower (detail)
Rice Field near Ubud
Lotus Flower (teratai)
Crown of Thorns flowers ( Euphorbia milii)
Lantana (bunga kerasi in Balinese)
Unfortunately, I don't know the names for all of the plants above, but a big part of our trip to Bali involved being amazed by the extraordinary colours and overwhelmed by the profusion of scents.