We met some of our new friends for coffee in the garden at the Gilbert’s Winery, just down the road from where we are house sitting in Kendenup, Western Australia.
Rice is the staple food for Indonesia and rice fields can be found all over the island of Bali. In each of these fields can be seen rice in every stage of development, from newly planted to ready to harvest.
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.
In Western Australia, we enjoyed the antics of an extremely energetic Jack Russell Terrier named Chienne. She is quick as a fox and effortlessly jumps three feet in the air.
Nyoman Sukarsa is a restaurateur and artist in Ubud, Bali who promotes organic food. At his warung abe-do in Ubud Bali, he serves delicious, healthy food that his wife cooks.
This amazingly picturesque waterfall is in the interior of Bali between Ubud and the mountains and is a pleasant surprise after a tortuous walk down along a steep but paved path.
Bali is home to a few really world class art collections. The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud is filled with wonderful paintings and sculpture by local and international artists.
Check out the huge sheds that the folks in Western Australia have on their property. This one is large enough for a full workshop, yard maintenance equipment, a laundry, and room to play ball.
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