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2015 - SWAN HELLENIC MINERVA - BALI, Indonesia

A performance of the Barong folk story


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Welcome to BALI

Someone once told me they were gong to Bali & I surprised myself that I did not know it was in INDONESIA.

My reason for taking this particular cruise was because it had more stops in Indonesia than any of the others I looked at. Indonesia is a very pleasant surprise .. lots of variety, tourist friendly & very scenic.

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A good show dockside .. but not as good as the one on todays tour.

A nice looking mountain in the distance

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Is there any place that does not have a Mcdonald's?

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Note that the statue is dressed .. many others are too .. ..

We arrive at the Barong show & the band are tuning up.

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Incense looks very nice & smokey

Show is starting ..

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The monkey is the star of the show . . . he sat in the edge of the stage checking his fur for bugs .. he found one & offered it to the little girl who decline so he popped it in his mouth.

He scared the bejesus out of the little girl when he jumped off the stage & sat down beside her .

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The evil Queen ... I don't remember the story but you can Google Barong folk story if you are interested. There was a hand-out at the show that I followed along with & that was a help but not really necessary.

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The musicians off to one side of the stage ..

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The monkey climbed up into a tree & kept an eye on proceedings

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HEY . I thought this was a family show ... Some bad men doing something bad to another man .. cutting off his manhood I think ..

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A very colourful cast take their bow

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This is a young TEAK plantation .. right beside the theatre entrance

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We are in Bali so it must be temple visit time & the need to cover legs & shoulders .. even the statues

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This couple from England are in Bali to get married or maybe just the honeymoon .. she let me photograph the Henna on her hands

Passing a street of wood carvers

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Very good carvings but no room in my suitcase to take any home ..

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The bus drove through an arch & let us off outside a very nondescript building but inside was a restaurant, where we were seated with these fabulous views ..

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Inside view ..

Outside view ..

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A stroll around this temple complex .. it stared raining so we did not linger too long.

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More stuff not to buy .. note, Bob Marley is available

That was a great visit .. I like Bali ..

Posted by hasbeen 14:50 Archived in Indonesia

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