Upon arrival in Bali, we were greeted by a local family.
The Seabourn Sojourn was gracefully-welcomed to Padang Bay, Bali
In Bali, each town supplements the state police with its own townspeople acting as extra security.  You can spot the local security guys by the red and black checkered sarongs.  And, their weapon?  A wooden sword!
A Quick First Glance at Padang Bay
The pier was nicely-decorated.  The Balinese wrap buildings in fabric, as you see here, as a spiritial blessing.  The majority of Balinese are Hindu.
Ralph on The Pier
This Balinese troup welcomed us wth local music.
Many (if not most) men in Bali wear a sarong, a scarf-belt and a head-wrap.  The idea of the head wrap is to keep the brain wrapped tight, so that pure thougth stays in the head and does not escape.
All of us got outfitted in local Balinese style.
Our friends Paul and Sarah look, oh so fine in their Bali-wear!
Here is Mark and Ralph, looking like locals...well, sort of, anyway!
The whole ship was loaded onto busses, for a night out Balinese style!
Just a quick photo, on the go
Despite it being hotter than hell, the head-wraps felt kind of good.
We had 12 buses, and a police escort!
Here is a rice field
We were borught to a small town, where the entire town put together and evening of culture, music and food.
Let's get started, shall we?
Even the local children were a part of the evening
A gracious welcome by some of the local girls.
We each were greeted with a pineapple juice drink, in what else but a pineapple from nearby.
Here comes the incredible dinner...on parade!
About 20-30 girls came out, each carrying something
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
This is Balinese tradition
Can't you just picture yourself here?
Now, we move into the dining area
Incredible costumes
These guys provided the music all night.
A nice fan gift was placed at every setting
Very elegant, outdoor dining.  We quickly forgot that it was hotter than hell, and enjoyed ourselves.
Looks like a wedding setup, eh?
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
There were many, many courses.  More food than we ever imagined.
We were entertained throughout the evening.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
A very nice dessert came out on parade!
Isn't it a pretty presentation?
Everyone serving us was warm and gracious.
Want Some?
The Final Show of The Night
I think I am simply too tall for this job!
Each of 5000 villages around Bali has three huge temples.  This is just one of three in our small village.
Day 43 - Bali, Indonesia
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-02-19 13:31 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 81.66 km
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Bali Day 1 - Our Arrival
Upon arrival in Bali, we were greeted by a local family.
Bali Day 1 - Our Arrival
The Seabourn Sojourn was gracefully-welcomed to Padang Bay, Bali
Padang Bay Security Staff
In Bali, each town supplements the state police with its own townspeople acting as extra security. You can spot the local security guys by the red and black checkered sarongs. And, their weapon? A wooden sword!
A Quick First Glance at Padang Bay
Bali Day 1 - Our Arrival
The pier was nicely-decorated. The Balinese wrap buildings in fabric, as you see here, as a spiritial blessing. The majority of Balinese are Hindu.
Ralph on The Pier
A Musical Welcome
This Balinese troup welcomed us wth local music.
Time To Get Dressed
Many (if not most) men in Bali wear a sarong, a scarf-belt and a head-wrap. The idea of the head wrap is to keep the brain wrapped tight, so that pure thougth stays in the head and does not escape.
Ralph Is Getting Fitted
All of us got outfitted in local Balinese style.
Here's Paul and Sarah
Our friends Paul and Sarah look, oh so fine in their Bali-wear!
The Final Product!
Here is Mark and Ralph, looking like locals...well, sort of, anyway!
The Start of Our Evening
The whole ship was loaded onto busses, for a night out Balinese style!
Random Shots of Bali
Just a quick photo, on the go
Looking and Feeling Cool
Despite it being hotter than hell, the head-wraps felt kind of good.
The Procession of Buses
We had 12 buses, and a police escort!
Random Shots of Bali
Here is a rice field
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
We were borught to a small town, where the entire town put together and evening of culture, music and food.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Let's get started, shall we?
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Even the local children were a part of the evening
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
A gracious welcome by some of the local girls.
A Pineapple Welcome
We each were greeted with a pineapple juice drink, in what else but a pineapple from nearby.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Here comes the incredible dinner...on parade!
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
About 20-30 girls came out, each carrying something
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
The Men Presented a Blessing and Chant
This is Balinese tradition
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Can't you just picture yourself here?
It's Time To Eat!
Now, we move into the dining area
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Incredible costumes
The Band
These guys provided the music all night.
The Table
A nice fan gift was placed at every setting
The Table
Very elegant, outdoor dining. We quickly forgot that it was hotter than hell, and enjoyed ourselves.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Looks like a wedding setup, eh?
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
Dinner is Served
There were many, many courses. More food than we ever imagined.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
We were entertained throughout the evening.
A Balinese Dinner Evening at the Taman Pule Temple
The Dessert Parade!
A very nice dessert came out on parade!
Ralph Likes His Dessert!
Isn't it a pretty presentation?
Hospitality - Bali Style
Everyone serving us was warm and gracious.
Want Some?
The Final Show of The Night
I Won't Quit My Day Job!
I think I am simply too tall for this job!
The Taman Pule Temple
Each of 5000 villages around Bali has three huge temples. This is just one of three in our small village.
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