24 January 2012

enter the dragon..

Happy New Year for those folks like me who celebrate Chinese New Year.  I am excited about the year of the dragon and what it will bring including lots of little dragon babies!!  I can't wait to meet my little nephew and the new little ones of some good friends.

The Mr and I rang in the new year in the lush green surroundings of Ubud in Bali. We stayed at the most amazing resort, Alila Ubud.  I definitely recommend staying there if you are ever in the area.  Beautiful resort and the friendliest and loveliest staff.  Most of my time was spent poolside reading (I got through 3 books!) but we also ventured out and did what we often like to do during holidays - eat lots and find new restaurants.  We dined at Mozaic - fabulous fabulous meal.  In the top 10 for the Mr.  More casual fare and some lethal long island iced teas and mojitos were offered up to us at Betelnut.   We also spent one morning biking around the rice fields and the little villages close by being greeted by all the friendly local kids.   Next time, we will have to hit up some recommendations from friends including Yoga Barn and hunting down the famous suckling pig in Ubud.

A wonderful trip and some much needed down time.  I am however missing the fam who are tonight back home in Brisbane enjoying our traditional annual family New Year dinner at one of our favourite Trinh haunts, Chinese Garden or "le Jardin" as YT affectionately referred to it.

Sending out lots of happiness for the year ahead xx



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