Talk about planes, trains, and automobiles. In all, including waiting time at various airports, travel time to Bali was over 30 hours. Had great flights and good drivers and made to this paradise on schedule. Our bodies are still adjusting to the 12 hour time difference and I find sleeping way to easy. Today I will need to scale back the siesta to 30 minutes instead of 8 hours! We have found the hotel (Bliss Surfer Hotel) to be a great place to start our journey as the staff is very friendly and full of information about the people and traditions of Bali.. Today is going to be an exploration day for me- MJ is still happy to relax by the pool.
The side trip to NYC before coming to Bali was interesting. We decided to spend our time in Central Park but walked there from our hotel in the lower east side, about 2 miles each way. We were lucky enough to come across a parade celebrating the independence of Mexico and quickly got absorbed by the vibrance and energy of the event. NYC is a amazing place and we have given thought to living there for a month or two someday.