Thanksgiving in Bali

It's a long story but our family decided that the only way to celebrate the week of Thanksgiving in 2014 was to do so in Bali.

We spent a wonderful time there. Not quite an authentic Bali vacation because we stayed at Club Med but oh so nice, because we stayed at Club Med. It was our first experience at one of these resorts and it didn't disappoint. Tons of activities (with trapeze being our favorite), great location, and the food... We still speak about it over 6 months later.

We alternated days at the resort with excursions. The snorkeling wasn't anything to write home about, nor was the scuba diving, though I enjoyed diving with my youngest son. It was amusing to see how my two days worth of classes & training dives in the US were summarized in Bali for Daniel as "keep breathing all the time" and "this is how you equalize your ears" :-)

Other excursions were more fun: An elephant ride, visit to a chocolate factory, a pet market, the Monkey forest... Indonesians were very friendly and a lot fun. We also loved how rich the currency made us feel: $8 buys you 100,000 Rupiah!

Katrine and I left the boys on their own one day and flew to the neighboring island of Java. We saw many sights but the highlights were the Hindu temple of Prambaran and especially the Buddhist temple of Borobudur.

All in all a great visit. I think we'd all be happy to return to Bali, or anywhere else with a Club Med :-)