Here’s a postcard I received from Indonesia! I feel like I may have researched Tanah Lot before… maybe it was in a past life? Like back when 16th-century Tyler was a part of “A Postparchment for Ye”. Anyway, Tanah Lot is a tiny piece of land that’s part of Bali, and it is one of the most famous landmarks of the province. Literally meaning the “Land in the Sea”, it is home to Pura Tanah Lot, or Tanah Lot Temple. This temple was constructed in the 16th century (so yeah, my joke earlier on would make sense given the timeframe) by Dang Hyang Nirartha, bearing influence from Hinduism and being a large part of Balinese mythology. It is considered to be a sea temple, built to worship the sea god, who is said to have a poisonous snake who guards the temple from evil intruders. Tanah Lot is just a few hundred meters off the southern shore of the island, and along the shoreline there are other smaller shrines and places where one can visit (e.g. restaurants and shops), so you could make a really cool day trip out of this. Apparently one website states not to visit Tanah Lot with your unmarried loved one, or your relationship will end in disaster – my only guess is because Tanah Lot is so majestically beautiful that you’d end up falling in love with IT! The rumored snake might be a dealbreaker though. Anyway, totally worth visiting this jewel! Thank you so much for your kindness and for sharing this card with me, Fenny!