Bali: Life flows from the "Mountain to the Sea"

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matt kawei on June 13, 2009

Tenkyu Ian. It will be hard to get a helicopter this time. I was working for the mine back then and doing environmental work along the river...A digital would be so handy. Yes I have to get the photos scanned now. There are so many of them, so I have to make time somehow.

Okay, wantok. mi harim ABC radio long internet on rugby league long Australia between Melbourne Storms and South Sydney. Storms just beat Souths in Perth.

warm greetings, wantok. matt

Ian Stehbens on June 13, 2009

You certainly are a Wantok, Matt, if you follow ARL so closely!

Did you hear about the United Church Bishop who was travelling in his truck with the blue UCPNG flag flying, as they do. One group of boys mistook it for a statement of football allegiance and the truck was stoned!

How I would like to photograph PNG from a chopper!

Greetings from Brisbane (Maroons!!!!)


matt kawei on June 14, 2009

lol, Wantok...that is very interesting. State of Origin nights in PNG is the best night ever. All the people are glued to the TV.

I was up first thing Wednesday morning our time to hear ABC commentary of the game in Melbourne. I kept track of the games by checking NRL websites and bronco's newsletter.

My kids are all Brisbane supporters. I support both Brisbane and Cowboys.

I have a Yellow Tail red wine (Aussie wine) when the mighty Maroons (Cane toads) beat the Blues.

Cheers, mate


rlzzza on June 16, 2009

...a great place...and a wonderful shot!

Ian Stehbens on June 17, 2009

Dear Raz, Gondor, and Matt,

You guys are all great encouragers, Thanks!! I hope I can keep producing some attractive and interesting images while I am here in Tonga for almost 6 months! But the internet access is quite limited - but I'll try.

Matt, here it is all Tongan Rugby, and All Blacks and any other team that is playing Australia!!! So I'll have to learn to do what you do on those special wednesday nights...when i hope you have to drink another couple of Yellow Tails this year!!**



EVA_L on June 17, 2009

I am so happy to see these long-awaited photos from Bali, Yan!

Warm regards, Eva

Ian Stehbens on June 18, 2009

Dear Eva,

I am so very pleased to be able to share them with you, and now as I reply to be in Tonga, with the promise of more images from another part of our world. Margaret & I are settling very happily into our new world. Greetings to your family, too.


Ian Stehbens on June 29, 2009

You are welcome to feelings of jealousy, Gerry, for I can hardly believe the opportunities I have had to travel, also. I am grateful and have valued also the privileges of rich relationships whether in Bali or Ireland, or some remote outback community in Australia.

I recall a relatively poor man remarking once, to someone who was about to fly overseas, that he was envious. And another rich man insensitively butted in and said, "None so green as those who've been!" Rude he was, but there is some truth in the idea that once you have experienced wonderful places like Ireland, you want to go again and to go elsewhere as well!

And I am thankful for your compliment, too.

Warmest regards,


© mARTin on July 7, 2009

Wonderful waterfall. It must be a great place to explore.

Greetings, martin

©IR Stehbens on July 8, 2009

Thanks for coming with me into the mountains of Bali, Martin. It is a special place to explore and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity. Best regards,


girolamo fedele on July 8, 2009

Very beautiful photo Ian, you got a very impressive gallery, regards Girolamo...

Ian Stehbens on July 8, 2009

Dear Girolamo,

I have been living in North Parramatta for the last 14 years, and have just retired to do voluntary work in various places. Currently I am in Tonga, but have recently been working in Bali, where this image is from. You will have seen many Sydney images in my gallery. I certainly know Eastwood well.

I look forward to more contact with you. You also have some great images in your gallery. Keep the Sydney images flowing.

Best wishes,


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Photo taken in Pelaga, Petang, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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