Kirsten Alana

Just a girl who has a hard time sitting still and who likes telling stories with pictures. To work with me:
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It might not be as exotic as the rice fields of Bali or as exciting as the nightlife in Miami or even as delicious as the food in Portland and Scottsdale (all recent travels of mine) but I gotta tell you that coming back home to an invitation from @SheBuysCars to test drive the #NewSonata with @HyundaiUSA was just what I needed today. Because there are few simple pleasures I love more than driving with the windows down, wind in my hair, no place to be...but the open road!!
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travelbarefeet : Got it!!
iamccrider : Round the corner from me
kirstenalana : Great part of CT! @iamccrider
p4ulodi4s : Its nice when the person drops the iphone in the ground! Hahah
jennaberrybean : Love the wind in your hair! 😍
dr_gongshow : Also in CT today - did you get stuck in that horrific traffic on 95S?
verenamei : Yay!! Have fun! #flatout 🏁
christianjosep : πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
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I could keep posting photos from Bali for a long time but life has to move on at some point and I've got adventures coming here at in NYC & elsewhere that I want to share. So I wanted to take a sec to thank @themuliabali for bringing me all the way to Indonesia for my second visit to the country. It was a truly lovely experience and I'm so grateful to have been able to fall in love with the island of Bali because of it. || #MuliaBali
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noellenotnoel : This pool is so cool. I love the statues.
kirstenalana : I'm so glad you like it too Noelle! One of the highlights of the resort for me. @noellenotnoel
kirstenalana : Thanks @dante8!
noellenotnoel : Yeah, it's a great design. Nice to see that @themuliabali put thought into that. Too many resorts are kind of blah when it comes to pool design.
kirstenalana : Definitely not Mulia. Their pools are the highlights of the 3 properties!! @noellenotnoel
noellenotnoel : That's awesome to hear! Makes relaxing around them that much better. 😎
kirstenalana : Sure does! @noellenotnoel
simonhs : Beautiful!πŸŒ€πŸ˜
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The first time I visited Indonesia in 2012, I was on Bali for such a brief period of time that -- though I liked it -- I didn't see enough of it to be bowled over. This time, I fell in love with Bali. But not for the same reasons so many people do, as a non-stop island party paradise. Rather for the smiling faces of the people, for the food, the lush landscape and for the incredible art and architecture like this elaborate entrance to a guest house in Ubud. The Balinese building style is based on philosophical concepts that are about so much more than just form and function. It is the intricate beauty that I love and which is different from other architectural and building styles elsewhere in Indonesia, much of it owed to Hindu influences again. And unlike European architecture, dwellings here are a collection of structures within walled enclosures, connected by a series of gates like this one. It's that openness that I think I love the very most...since I hate confinement.
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kirstenalana : Bwahahaha!!!! #balidoesnotsuck indeed!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š @artboy11211
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henchling : Ooooh the architecture is gorgeous! Great work as alwaysπŸ‘
kirstenalana : Thank you so much!! @henchling
travelswithtracy : I love your writing!
kirstenalana : Awww thank you so much!! @travelswithtracy
its_mwati : Stunning shot! Ubud is fantastic
kirstenalana : Thank you! And yes it is, I agree. @its_mwati
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I spotted this colorful jeep driving through Ubud and only had a moment to stop and take a photo of it. Which I did because I love the #SoloParking hashtag and thought this was perfect for it. After careful research, I think the vehicle belongs to brothers Wayan Gabrig and Dana S. who own the Sunari Gallery in town. Though I can't be entirely sure. (Anyone in Indonesia know for certain?) If it is them, I love the meaning of the word Sunari and I think it seems to fit what little of their work I saw: "a natural devise made of bamboo-to summon the sounds from the swirling winds. The Sunari beckons the spirited winds to rush through its many flutes and curls, giving sound and song to the celestial deities."
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kirstenalana : Thank you! @kathybossa
jgonulsen : Love it. Hope you're having fun!
kirstenalana : Thank you! And yes Bali was so much fun!! @jgonulsen
umme_salmaan : @m0hamm3dpatel
shine_kurup : Nice pic!
kirstenalana : Thank you! @shine_kurup
fiduceu : Nice....
kirstenalana : Thank you! @fiduceu
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Most of my photos from Bali have no one in them because I was alone a lot, but the happiest moments were spent getting to know @jamlynnsig, @jonescrow & @peaceloveshea. There's just something about exploring with other people that adds a dimension to traveling which I can never achieve completely on my own. || @themuliabali #MuliaBali
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vascoarthur : Omg! I love your symmetric pictures! Which camera do you use?
vascoarthur : I have some photos of NY. Can you see my profile?
kirstenalana : Photos on my Instagram account are iPhone only unless I specify. Which is rare. All the ones you're talking about are iPhone only. @vascoarthur And well done on the NYC winter images. They're lovely.
kirstenalana : @joshel2206 Thank you!
ridwaan_al : good view. but,you must go to yogyakarta
kirstenalana : I did the last time I was in Indonesia 2 years ago! If you check the map on my profile you'll see those photos. :-) @ridwaan_al
kentdeandy : It's a good place for relaxation....
kirstenalana : Yes it was!! @kentdeandy
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Confession time again: I've made the looong trek back home to NYC but I can't stop posting latergrams from Bali and @themuliabali. 🌴 I miss the pool, the palm trees, the Indonesian people, the beautiful art and good food...ok, I could find some of those things here at home. But they don't look like this! πŸ˜‰ #MuliaBali
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galihdhika : Thank you for visiting my country :D
josephpadiernos : Glad you had a blast!
nurlitaherlindasari : Your pic always wonderful. Definitely you rather hard to find Indonesian people in NYC..hehe...
kirstenalana : @nurlitaherlindasari Thank you so much! And yes I think you're right!! I'll just have to return to Indonesia a third time ;)
kirstenalana : @josephpadiernos I really did.
kirstenalana : @galihdhika I'm so glad I did!! After two trips now, I really like Indonesia.
joshel2206 : Chappel on the right side.. ☺
kirstenalana : Chapel on the left side actually, as I took this photo that is. @joshel2206
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This pool at @themuliabali is another one of my favorite spots on the resort. It's actually an outdoor hot/cold jacuzzi-style pool attached to the Mulia Spa. The perfect place to relax after you've....well, relaxed! But the best part of the spa is inside, and it's their Balinese Massage: two therapists and four hands on you at all times, working in sync to melt away from your body all stress, anxiety and pain that you might have. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!!! It's a must do when you're at #MuliaBali.
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kirstenalana : @nurlitaherlindasari I agree! And yes I really am!
kirstenalana : @wfa31 Fabulous indeed!!
claireinaustin : Heavenly.
dante8 : I'm glad it sounds like you have fun while you're away πŸ˜‰
kirstenalana : The spa sure was super fun!! I need to find us Balinese massages here in the city 😊😊 @dante8
kirstenalana : @claireinaustin Yes indeed!
ktyoungblood : What a fantastic trip
kirstenalana : Thank you! Yes it was. @ktyoungblood
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I seem to be addicted to finding the #VanishingPoint spaces at @themuliabali...and there are so many to find! This one leading from that gorgeous pool straight out to the Indian Ocean. πŸ’™ #MuliaBali
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smchamb : πŸ“·πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
kirstenalana : Thank you @smchamb! 😊
theexpate : Fab photo
kirstenalana : Thank you! @theexpate
lifepassione : πŸ‘ πŸ’œ
kirstenalana : Thank you! @lifepassione
culturalitaly : Bella
kirstenalana : :-) @culturalitaly
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I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: I ultimately said yes to this trip to Bali because I saw this pool on @themuliabali Instagram account and I had to see if it was as fabulous in person as it looked online! (It is.) I could have spent all day, every day, right here. #MuliaBali
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fru_keiseraas : βœ”οΈ
kirstenalana : Thank you! @fru_keiseraas
butterflydiary : This is everything !
kirstenalana : I'm glad you agree!! ;-) @butterflydiary
lefabuleuxdestin : Stunning! Gosh makes me want to jump on a plane right now!! πŸ’•
kirstenalana : @lefabuleuxdestin I'm so glad the photo inspires that!! I wondered if I'd be able to inspire that.
travelflytheworld : oh my gosh ive been there you captured it perfectly :') i miss bali
kirstenalana : @travelflytheworld Thank you so much! And I'm glad you've been there and know it.
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I has been a while since I've shared a black and white photo and this hallway inside The Mulia @themuliabali inspired me to do just that. Modern architecture often does and I just love how Mulia so wonderfully pairs the new and the old together all over their 3 properties. Check out a similar photo by @jonescrow taken in this same hallway, featuring @peaceloveshea. #MuliaBali
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kirstenalana : @nokiaus Thank you so much my friends!! Can't wait to create with you again.
kirstenalana : @fotostudio67 Thank you!
iamabsolut : Perfect πŸ‘Œ
kirstenalana : Thank you! @iamabsolut
gypsymom28 : Thank you for the idea!
kirstenalana : My pleasure! @gypsymom28
glitter_and_soul : Epic
kirstenalana : Thank you so much!! @glitter_and_soul
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