A birthday surprise. We're going to Australia and Bali. The flight back will be a challenge: leaving Denpasar on Christmas Eve at 10:30 pm. Arrive in Sydney at 6:00 am Christmas day, get on the next leg of the flight 4 hours later and arrive home at LAX at 8:45 am Christmas morning. A marathon flight plan.
We'll see friends in Australia and visit other friends in Bali, but mostly we intend to read and rest. Here's where we're staying - Rumah Kecil, a tiny villa on the beach near Candidasa. This is off the beaten path in Bali, just what we need.