A Vagabond’s Dream: Finding the Hidden Jewel

In many ways, long-term travel is, of course, a whole different ballgame from short-term travel (vacations). For one, you cannot go sightseeing or adventuring every day because 1) it is hard on the budget, and 2) it is exhausting. After all, long-term travelers are living on the road. There is all the time in the world but not unlimited funds.

I have been in Bali for two weeks now. Much of that time I have spent in Andong, the small village where I am staying outside of Ubud. A typical day starts with an early-morning jalan jalan (walk) followed by meditation and breakfast. The day is then filled with a little housekeeping and research, hanging out with the family who is hosting me, strolling the village, cooking, and work, so the days I take to sight-see around the area are a real treat.

Rice fields in Andong

Rice fields in Andong

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