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Greetings from Brooklyn, where I’m currently struggling through a crushing case of jetlag and post-travel exhaustion. I will miss Asia as I move on to this next stage in my travels, but I won’t really miss the thirty six hours of door to door travel that it takes to get there.

Our final few days in Bali really felt like a dream. First, we checked into the to use up the rest of my SPG points, the results of my first attempt at travel hacking with credit card points (post coming up this week!) After hearing so much about infamous Kuta it was fun to see it for myself — and be able to retreat to the Sheraton oasis when it got overwhelming. Next, we moved over to to really say goodbye to Bali in style. Samabe is the brand new luxury sister property to the Grand Mirage, where we stayed at the end of our last trip. It’s a good thing this was our last stop, because it would be pretty hard to top having Wagyu steaks delivered to our suite to be eaten (private) poolside. Did that really happen? Now that I’m back to eating Mac and Cheese standing over the kitchen counter again it kind of does seem like a dream.

As usual, there are far more details to come! For now, onto Photo of the Week…

Photo A

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Kuta’s surf culture

Photo B
Sheraton Kuta BeachI love a good welcome cocktail!

Photo C

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Relaxing at the Sheraton

Photo D
Samabe Resort BaliWe loved watching the parasailers pass overhead all day at Samabe

Photo E
Samabe Resort BaliThe design of the hotel had me drooling constantly

Photo F
Samabe Resort BaliThe fantastic food and presentation didn’t hurt, either!

Photo G

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Take me back…

Which photo is your favorite?

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26 Comments...
  • Yasemin
    August 18 2013

    Wow, best photo of the week in ages! (But I mean no disrespect to the others as I love your photography). Think I’ll go for D because of the perspective of the parasailers, sea and hotel (which looks insane!)

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Thanks Yasemin! That’s wonderful to hear 🙂 Can’t wait to show you guys more of this beautiful hotel!

  • Breanna
    August 18 2013

    Photo C. I’m a sucker for a sunset shot

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Me too! I posted that picture on Instagram as well (can you believe it’s from my iPhone?!) and it was my most liked photo ever!

  • Katherine
    August 18 2013

    Photo D is amazing!!! What a grand way to end a trip! Asia will miss you!

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      I will miss it as well! I hope to be back in one year 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  • Cat
    August 18 2013

    All of the above! Yes please! So very pretty and pretty much how I envision paradise.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Agreed, Cat! Give me a beach and some sunshine and I’m happy. Throw in an infinity pool and I’m in Heaven…

  • Sarah Somewhere
    August 18 2013

    Wow!!!! I was all set on the beautiful welcome drink, and then, I saw the others!!! I’m gonna have to go with the aerial shot (it seems!) of that stunning hotel! Welcome home 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      I actually took that from the top floor (so only four stories really) of the east wing of the hotel! An unreal view, I concur!

  • Maddy
    August 18 2013

    I can’t pick! Photos D, F, and G are my favs. Looks like you had a GLORIOUS time! 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Don’t get me started! Okay, do get me started, because I have to write a blog post about this soon…

  • Moritz
    August 19 2013

    I enjoy your posts, but I have to say: It’s paragliders not parasailers 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Ah, thank you for the correction! I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know there was a difference. Off to the Google machine!

  • Dad
    August 19 2013

    D….I want to be there!!!!

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      I wouldn’t object to a return visit!

  • TammyOnTheMove
    August 19 2013

    Was photo g your private pool? Incredible!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      No, that was the main resort pool. Ours had the same view, but it was a tad smaller 🙂

  • Steve
    August 19 2013

    I will choose photo G because I feel the need for some relaxation.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2013

      Thanks for voting, Steve! Glad this gave you some virtual relaxation 🙂

  • john bourke
    August 19 2013

    OK…… without a doubt my favorite picture is “photo C” …. great subject, content, and that’s the direction how I see my own life going.Take it easy Meihoukai… jb

    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2013

      Thanks John! I hope it keeps heading in that direction 🙂

  • Jade
    August 22 2013

    Photo D! Love the intense blues- so inviting!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 25 2013

      Bali is so beautiful and blue 🙂 Missing it right now!

  • Kristen Noelle
    August 29 2013

    While I am stuck on land I am totally drooling over this set of photos (as I was via IG that week)… what a perfect piece of paradise. Any of these photos could easily be my top choice…another one of my favorite POTW sets by far!!

    After some heavy contemplation (and imaging myself in each of these scenes) I’ll say D! Great way of capturing the overall essence of this place… and the pops of parasailers give it some extra oomph

    • Meihoukai
      September 5 2013

      Thanks Kristen! Ah, yes… I could do with a little Bali right now as well 🙂