After two nights in Ubud, we traveled to the southern end of Bali to the area of Uluwatu. We didn’t stay directly in Uluwatu but a little north from there but also along the coast in Jimbaran. Our hotel, La Joya overloooked Balangan Beach and it was the perfect spot for viewing the evening sunsets.… Continue reading Uluwatu, Bali
Visiting the Tegalalang Rice Terrace near Ubud was one of the highlights of visiting Bali for me. Naomi and I rented a motorbike for the day to get to the rice terrace. Naomi was the driver and I was pretty nervous at first, as I had never been on a motorbike before but then as… Continue reading Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud
Our first stop in Bali was Ubud. We spent two nights here and stayed at the Pertiwi Bisma 2, which is located one street over from all the main shops and restaurants of Ubud. Ubud is located in the middle of Bali, so there are no beaches around. Surrounding the town of Ubud are rice… Continue reading Ubud, Bali
Our friend, Naomi used to live in Denver. She moved to Jakarta, Indonesia three years ago to work at one of the International schools there. You might remember that she spent a couple weeks in Europe back in 2015. She met up with us in St. Tropez and then she and I spent over a… Continue reading Indonesia
Another year has gone by! Last year was Christian’s big milestone birthday (40), where we had family in town on his birthday and then we celebrated with a BBQ in the summer with more family and friends. This year is a little more low-key but still just as special, especially since he is at home… Continue reading Happy 41st Birthday Christian!
Paris, our final stop on our Tour de France! When we started our trip we had no plans to stop in Paris. It is a bit of a detour. From Dijon it would take five to six hours heading north to get back to Bad Honnef (home). Instead, we drove 3 1/2 hours northwest to… Continue reading Tour de France–Paris
Dijon was a complete surprise to us. Christian found a hotel for us, Hôtel Philippe Le Bon located in the historic city center, which had great reviews & did not disappoint. We arrived in the late afternoon after our morning in Lyon, so we only had a couple hours to explore the city center before… Continue reading Tour de France–Dijon