Saturday, December 11, 2010

News from Bali

These photos were all taken from the central part of Bali in a town called Ubud. This area is known for its' woodcarvers, painters and craftsmen. The photo of the worker in the rice field was taken from the terrace of the hotel, which is built around a working rice field.

It seems that there is some kind of temple every 100 ft. or so because all of the families have their own temple for their compound plus there is one for the neighborhood. Here's a photo of one of thousands like it.

The streets are lined with shop after shop. Many sell the same thing, but of a lower quality. Some make what they sell, but others buy from the market. You really need to know what you are doing here to locate the best quality right from the family that makes the items to get a great price. Fortunately, our friends in St. Barths have made introductions to experts who live in Bali to help us out. The Hazards gift shop will have lots of new things this year.

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