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Photos: Gunung Kawi Temple, Bali, Indonesia

A gallery of the photos we took at the Gunung Kawi Temple, Bali, Indonesia.

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    We started the day trying out some fresh prata and martabak from Mr. Prata on the main drag in Ubud. While it's best enjoyed from the master in Little India, Singapore, they do a pretty great job serving up authentic tasting prata!

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    Days before Galungan, penjors line the street.

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    Fresh teh tarek (ginger tea latte). Yum.

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    Chicken, cheese and onion martabak, served with curry sauce and a smile!

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    Despite the crazy traffic in Bali, renting a scooter was a nice break from cycling. We love our Scoopy!

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    A view from the road on our way to Tampaksiring.

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    This woman really, really wanted Haley to buy the crocheted shirt her mom made, but Haley really, really didn't want it.

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    Made it to Gunung Kawi.

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    Sarong on, shakas up, ready for some Indiana Jones-style temple exploration.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    We will now proceed to regurgitate Wikipedia facts at you: the temple features 10 23 foot tall shrines carved into the side of the mountain in the 11th century.

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    Haley poses for scale.

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    A beautiful river runs through the temple area.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Another view of the shrines.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    A beautiful river runs through the temple area.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    We spotted a sweet old ibu balanced on a stool using a handsaw to cut down a tree branch! Matt decided to jump in and give her a hand!

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    She was so grateful for the help she offered Matt a bottle of water and a photo memento.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    We sat down to eat with the rest of the shopkeepers in Tampaksiring, who seemed amused we weren't afraid to try this local dish. My only regret was I only ordered one.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    This happy rice farmer volunteered to snap a few photos of Haley and I in the beautiful rice terraces by the temple. He' was quite a talented photographer!

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    This happy rice farmer volunteered to snap a few photos of Haley and I in the beautiful rice terraces by the temple. He' was quite a talented photographer!

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    Need to balance a heavy load of offerings on your head while you hike up a mountain? No problem if you're an Indonesian woman.

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    Stunning terraced rice paddies at Gunung Kawi Temple. Bali, Indonesia.

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    Traditionally, warungs are mobile supply carts. They ride through villages, ringing bells to let everyone know it's time to eat! or shop! or eat & shop!

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Tropical rooster. Reminds us of Kauai.

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    Matt being stupid ("as always" according to Haley)

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    On our way back down the mountain we stumbled upon a temple procession.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Our day trip to Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Balinese scarecrow.

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    Each of these rice plants is planted and thinned by hand. This is some seriously backbreaking work!

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