In Bali, fresh coconut water is a popular beverage. At first we thought that these coconuts were awaiting customers. We later learned that someone will eventually come by and recycle them.
The Albany farmers market in Western Australia is small but we found organic vegetables that we weren’t finding in the grocery stores, free range meat, and fresh baked bread.
Western Australia is decidedly lacking in frozen confections and the few that are available have chemicals and cost too much. Our solution was to make our own low fat frozen yogurt.
The temple Tirta Empul is one of Bali’s most revered water temples. Here people with both physical and emotional afflictions can come to make offerings, pray and bathe.
Fava Beans, called Broad Beans in Australia take a bit of cooking for them to be tasty. With a little bit of effort, we learned to enjoy this prodigious garden bean.
Located in the mountains of Central Bali in the Bedugul region, Lake Beratan is considered a holy place by the Balinese and is a major water source for all of Bali.
The beautifully colored Australian Ringneck is considered a pest by farmers in Western Australia because they decimate orchards and gardens. They call them 28’s due to their call.
The roads are quite narrow in Western Australia-just one lane in each direction, and in places the speed limit is 110 km per hour, about 70 mph. It can get a little harrowing when the big trucks zoom by.
Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal
We have been traveling almost continuously since April 2013. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Southeast Asia, Oceana and Central America.
Our travels lead us to discover so many wonderful places and we have so many great adventures. Along the way, we have learned how to travel extensively on our meager budget. We write about our adventures and assist others in realizing their travel dreams on our blog JoyfulJourneying.com.
We hope these images encourage you to see more of what this amazing planet has to offer!
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We had the opportunity to return to the pueblo magico, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico for a lovely house sit. In December we had a splendid time watching the daily transformation of the Plaza Grande into a Christmas wonderland of giant figures.
We had been jonesin’ for some pizza in Australia and the frozen stuff there tastes like cardboard. Fortunately, the homeowners in Kendenup, WA, had an old bread machine.
Our tuk-tuk driver calmly squeezes into the impossibly narrow space, avoids the dog sleeping in the lane, then jogs hard left, missing by millimeters the old women walking two abreast with baskets on their heads.
The Petroglyph Complex near Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico is a unique and humbling experience. See amazing stone carvings from ancient times, a hike through natural beauty and an unbelievable waterfall among immense boulders.
The central coast of Maine is known for it’s many picturesque beaches. Many of these beaches border the long necks that jut out into the ocean and are very rocky.
Near Portland, OR, the Columbia River flows though the Columbia River Gorge, a canyon