Villa G's Travels and Villa Cengkeh Bali

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019

It has been a great year at Villa Cengkeh.  We have enjoyed having guests and enjoying the hospitality of the warm and loving Balinese people.

Pineapples from the garden and freshly baked pecan pie.

If you haven't done so, check out our travels for 2019 HERE

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mid Year 2018: Visitors to Villa Cengkeh

We have been most fortunate to have many visitors to Villa Cengkeh this year. It is surprising how many people are willing to brave long flights to come to Bali. For that we can be thankful.

One might also think of this as the invasion of Bali by the nerds.  All have PhDs including poets, Immunologists and Scientists.

Bernie and Marilyn Horowitz with Susan  in Villa Cengkeh

Jeff and Joy Acey Frelinger with Susan at Villa Panili

Lillian Chiang, Tom Shenk, Susan and Dana at the Lovina  Dolphin Statue

Monday, September 3, 2018

This and that: summer 2018

The gardens of Villa Cengkeh are now three years old and beginning to look "mature".  The fruit trees have begun to bare including oranges, carambole (star fruit), soursop, bananas and mangoes.  The bougainvillea and plumeria (frangipani) are flowering profusely.  However, the veggie garden is taking hit during the dry season.
Susan selecting a mango
It has been a good year for visitors to Villa Cengkeh.  Susan's sisters Kitty and Diana came in March, the Horowitzs in April and the Frelingers in late May.  It was the high season Balinese holiday, Hari Raya Gunungan, during the Frelinger visit; and the sights and sounds were pervasive.

We've also done a bit of traveling: Western Australia in February, Phuket in June and Sweden in August.  All great fun!
Dana and Susan's office nearby Villa Cengkeh

Our neighbor Koman butchering a pig for Gunungan

Cengkeh (cloves) drying at our neighbor's place

Ibu Chip cooling in the pool