My Adventures In Bali

Here you'll find my stories from my time in Bali, Indonesia.  I first visited Bali in June of 2014 and I stayed for over two months because I simply loved the people, the nature, the food, the history, the culture... and the dogs.

Travel Memories: Dogs in Asia

By Crystal Lynn | October 13, 2014

This little guy came rushing outside when two dudes with pit bulls on leashes came up the road to exercise their clearly valuable animals. The neighborhood dogs got up in arms and began running up the street to circle the dogs and see if there was any challenge to be taken. Clearly there was not. Both of these pitties had their balls in tact and were beautiful specimens of muscle…

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Travel Memories: Grateful For Home

By Crystal Lynn | April 13, 2015

There is so much that I love about Bali– the nature, the food, the people. But I am always remembering that there is so much to love about my own country, the USA. America is large and has some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes complete with oceans, lakes, forests, plains, mountains and deserts. We have a variety of delicious food (although I TOTALLY question the decisions we’re making about livestock…

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Travel Memories: That Moment I Fell In Love With Asia

By Crystal Lynn | June 29, 2015

I wanted to go someplace special to find something special; to have an adventure. I didn’t know what. I didn’t know where. I was told that the food market was dirty and grungy and I wouldn’t want to go there. A little something in my gut twinged and I thought to myself, hmm… Well, I ended up there an hour later– in the food market which was dark, gritty, dirty. And it was…

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Travel Memories: Selfie with Transfixed Kids in Ubud, Bali

By Crystal Lynn | September 14, 2015

  Selfie with transfixed kids. I never know if it’s my spirit that makes them gather around, giggle and point or my big smile; or perhaps it’s my broken Balinese. Maybe it’s my American-ness… or my brown skin. I think, though, above all, it is my Spirit. I love it here and it shows. People come out of their homes to offer me welcome, food, drink, laughs. I return their…

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Travel Memories– Healing an Affliction in Ubud, Bali

By Crystal Lynn | October 19, 2015

Living spiritcentrically is not as easy as I thought. You gotta be present all the time– listening and breathing. But when you open up to it, you get lead up magical paths… I went to see four healers about the uterine fibroids I have been carrying around these last 20 years. After each session, the fibroids have shrunk and my energy level has increased significantly. The first healer taught me…

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Travel Memories: Being Black and Beautiful in Bali

By Crystal Lynn | December 7, 2015

I was walking down a peaceful street, and as I was passing a stately family compound I heard someone shout, “Black! Hey, Black!” I felt myself slow down because I was clearly the only ‘Black’ on this little road, and I turn around to see a couple of old Balinese men lounging on a bale, smoking cigarettes and chilling. “How you, Black” one of the men asked. I smiled and…

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Travel Memories: Feeling Warm in Bali

By Crystal Lynn | January 18, 2016

Here in Bali, when you smile, people take that as an invitation to learn about you. They are genuinely interested in how you live, how you feel and what’s in your heart. They will ask you to come to their homes and meet their family. They will offer you food and drink. This is a very kind and generous place and I feel myself opening to meet it. I asked…

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Travel Memories: Accepting My Fairy Nature in Bali, Indonesia

By Crystal Lynn | June 13, 2016

I got a call the other day from the Fairy Queen. She said, “Look, child. You’re going to have to accept those aspects of yourself that are most like us, for you are one of us. You’ve always wanted to be of the Air. Well, you are. We will send you messengers who will dance with you when you are lonely, guard you when you are sleeping, and lead you…

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Join My Mastermind For Women Who Want To Travel

By Crystal Lynn | October 15, 2016

Join my group of women who want to travel the world, not on vacation, but as a lifestyle. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. I’m a spiritual traveler who follows her heart to adventure, romance and treasure; and I know that you can do it, too. It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do. It doesn’t matter if you have children. I know women who are living…

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Travel Memories: Loving Kindness in Bali

By Crystal Lynn | December 13, 2016

Gosh. Imagine that you’re walking through the jungle, singing a happy tune, looking for butterflies, snakes and giant water lizards in the river. And out of the green comes a lovely Balinese woman with a basket on her head and a knife in one hand. She smiles sweetly and asks where you are from. You say in your best California accent, “California!” And she replies with a smile and then…

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Travel Memories: The Most Beautiful Wasp’s Nest

By Crystal Lynn | May 6, 2017

A wasp’s nest is a thing of architectural beauty. This one reminds me of a decorative condominium. I could live in this beautiful box… well. I would need a window…

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I Am The Fairy Queen

By Crystal Lynn | June 28, 2017

Last night I came home to find a dead red wasp in my apartment, just inside the entrance from the balcony. I felt dismayed because I was barefoot and my apartment was dark. I could easily have stepped on that thing and gotten a nasty sting. I was strangely nervous and irritated by it for a few reasons. The first is that it was rather big. The red wasps here…

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Here I am! Eccomi qui!

Florence, Italy

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