Jack's Overseas Blog

Recent Posts

  1. 5 Days in Suwlawesi
    Thursday, March 28, 2013
  2. A Bali Storybook Wedding
    Thursday, March 28, 2013
  3. Temple Dancers of Taman Village
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
  4. Welcome
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  5. The Cooking at Honey Tree Villa
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  6. Chasing Demons
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  7. Nyepi... a Time to Paint, or write something...
    Sunday, March 10, 2013
  8. Buzz About Our Name
    Friday, March 08, 2013
  9. In The News
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  10. Shopping by Sepeda
    Thursday, February 07, 2013

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5 Days in Suwlawesi

Had such a great time in South Central Sulawesi last year I made the trip from Bali again this year. Its only a 1 hr flight, and I got a promotional ticket on Air ... << MORE >>

A Bali Storybook Wedding


Would you like to see a typical Balinese wedding in a small Bali village? No problem! Because I shot 140 photos this morning at a friend’s wedding in Taman village, ...

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Temple Dancers of Taman Village

One night each year, 15 days before Galungan, all the residents of Taman village pray together in the temple while dancers and musicians perform until the wee houses of the morning. You don't want to miss seeing this photo essay of the big event<< MORE >>


Hi. Thanks for stopping by. This journal of mine covers a lot of subjects of interest to anyone interested in Bali culture & tropical living. If you want to go right to your area of interest, scoll down the left column to find posts organized by Category. Chose from topics such as life in the village, Bali home economics, outdoor island adventures, Honey Tree Villa, and a story about growing up in the South Seas. New topic..Bali Food!

Post a comment if you have time. I love to know what interests people.

See you in Bali!

The Cooking at Honey Tree Villa

Nasi Campur is the most popular Indonesian dish. It means steamed rice with tasty sides that can include vegetables, meat or fish. << MORE >>

Chasing Demons

A taste of Bali exotica For a complete change of pace, check out these images I took last night as we chased the demons out of Jempeng village with Ogoh-Ogoh. << MORE >>

Nyepi... a Time to Paint, or write something...

Nyepi is  two days from now.. March 12th this year. Its a  Balinese holy day which is unique in all the world. By law, everything in Bali stops for Nyepi. You can not go out ... << MORE >>

Buzz About Our Name

Jack's Place- Honey Tree Villa
Why did I name it Honey Tree Villa??
When I bought my land in a small Bali village , I noticed small tubes of bamboo hanging in tree branches on the property. My friend ...

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In The News

Ants are preoccupied with clean up after tragic events. They are real ambulance chasers. << MORE >>

Shopping by Sepeda

My food locker needed provisioning, which provided me with an alibi for subjecting food sellers in the village to my newly acquired bahasa Indonesia shopping phrases. Any misplaced pride on my part was quickly dispelled when I asked for fish eggs when I intended chicken eggs.<< MORE >>