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This post marks the final week in this particular chapter of my travels. After five months and four countries, I am headed back to New York for some much-needed family and friend time, as well a bit of work and health business to take care of.

At the moment I’m dying to write a big, verbose post about all the emotions that are spilling out of me at this most significant moment — but I have none. Either it hasn’t sunk in yet, or I’ve gotten so used to the slithering between my life on the road and my life at home that it doesn’t really phase me anymore. Let’s see how I feel when that plane door closes.

Meanwhile, here are the Photo of the Week candidates from the final week of my trip. It was spent blissing out in Bali, doing some hotel reviews, relaxing after a hectic month of coursework, celebrating the completion of my divemaster, and spending a little extra time with someone I didn’t want to say goodbye to. After three days exploring Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart, we went directly to the beach to indulge in an all-inclusive resort in Nusa Dua. As always I can’t wait to share more. But for now….

Photo A
Temple in Ubud, BaliBalinese temples are beautiful, unique, and around absolutely every corner of the island, it seems.

Photo B
Monkey Forest, Ubud, BaliYou can never have too many photos of monkeys, right? Hence a visit to The Monkey Temple Forest in Ubud.

Photo C
Zen Spa, Ubud, BaliUbud is infamous for its spas and I can see why — a massage, body scrub, manicure and pedicure cost less than thirty dollars!

Photo D
Grand Mirage, BaliAnd finally, four days of absolute relaxation and bliss at The Grand Mirage.

Which photo is your favorite?

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27 Comments...
  • Melanie Fontaine
    May 21 2013

    My favorite is Photo A! I love the style of architecture! Hope you have a safe trip home and enjoy the time with your family πŸ™‚
    xx
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    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Thank you so much Melanie! I think its so important to keep those bonds at home strong…

  • Heather
    May 21 2013

    The monkey on the statue is my favourite photo! The more I learn about Bali, the more I am SO sure I need to go there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. πŸ™‚
    Heather recently posted..How to Cook Without English

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      I feel the same way… one week there was not nearly enough!

  • Photo A! The intricacy of the photo on the left is unreal.
    Kaitie of The Smiling Sightseer recently posted..Getting the Gift of Gab: Blarney Castle Tour

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Thanks Kaitie! It’s actually one photo, but looking at it again I can see why you say that… there’s a serious vertical cut down the middle!

  • memographer
    May 21 2013

    Enjoy your family time! Gonna miss your travel posts, Alex πŸ™‚
    I think Photo D(Right) would be the right conclusion of this “chapter”.
    memographer recently posted..Street Portraits of Peru: A Continued Story

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Don’t worry… there are many more headed your way! Still have the rest of the Philippines, Singapore and Bali to blog about… and by then my next adventure will have started πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    May 21 2013

    I absolutely can’t wait for your posts on Indonesia! This glimpse has me dying to go.
    My vote is for Photo A; I’m a sucker for temples surrounded by jungle.
    Enjoy your time back in the States!
    Ashley recently posted..Malaysia by the Numbers

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Thanks Ashley! I’ll be back on the international road before you know it, but until then I have a few domestic trips up my sleeve as well πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    May 21 2013

    The monkeys! My husband is always exasperated at how many photos I take whenever I see monkeys…but they are just so cute! You’re absolutely right, you can NEVER have too many monkey pics πŸ™‚

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      And they are just the most perfect models… those expressions! I think they love the camera attention πŸ™‚

  • Kristen Noelle
    May 21 2013

    Bali sounds WOW… (as does everywhere you go).. but I do hope you enjoy and cherish your time back in NY.
    Hmm.. I’ll choose C. I could really go for a spa day in paradise =)

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Thank you Kristen, that is such a sweet sentiment! I always love my time back at home… it really does keep me balanced!

  • Lola
    May 21 2013

    The spa looks like a dream! I’m sure it will be nice to see your family again.

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      It’s “only” been five months but that seems like a long time when its time away from loved ones! I always love my family and friend time πŸ™‚

  • James Shaw
    May 22 2013

    Photo D!! I just love the beach, this is just a personal choice, although I was torn between two choices.

    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Thanks for voting! Clearly, I share your love of all things sandy!

  • jessie
    May 23 2013

    This post, however beautiful, makes me feel like Breaking Bad just ended! Haha. Have fun back in NY, next page in the ongoing story. Peace and love! Photo B is awesome haha πŸ™‚
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    • Alex
      May 23 2013

      Jessie, as a die hard Breaking Bad fan I couldn’t be more flattered by this comment! πŸ™‚ However, as you said it’s just the next page… I have some fun domestic trips coming up and then I’m actually back on the road sooner than I had expected… plans to be revealed soon! In the meantime, I have tons more posts about this latest trip to come!

  • Lena
    May 23 2013

    I love the photo D, I just need something like that right now. Enjoy your time in NY, can’t wait for your plans to be revealed. I hope it’s Asia again;)

    • Alex
      May 24 2013

      Hopefully I’ll announce late next week, I’m just waiting for some things to fall into place…. But you know that Asia is the place I just can’t quit πŸ˜‰

  • Jen
    May 26 2013

    I love the exotic nature of all of these photos, but the last set really touches my heart. That is my version of paradise right there. I immediately felt myself relax just from looking at the picture!
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    • Alex
      May 28 2013

      Thanks Jen! I think it is the dream of any photographer to evoke an emotion in their reader — so I really love this comment πŸ™‚

  • Ash
    June 7 2013

    Alex you have done such an amazing work always. I must say i am falling in love the way you work and express things on your blog πŸ™‚ Hey girl enjoy your time with family !

    • Alex
      June 7 2013

      Thanks Ash! I appreciate your support!

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