Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Night without a Coil

In my room in Ubud, they would burn a mosquito coil, usually in the late afternoon or while I went for dinner, sometimes overnight. It’s basically a flat spiral coil of thin ceramic spray-coated with an incense that you light … Continue reading

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Bali: Just keeps getting Better

On Thursday I left Ubud. Wayan and I drove through the volcano valley and went to the east coast of the island. I was sad to say goodbye to the innkeepers in Ubud, particularly Made, and to Wayan, because he … Continue reading

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Another Side of Worship in Bali

You know, I complain about the frustration of having a town sort of shut due to religion, but then I see something like I saw tonight and it leaves me speechless. I have never seen anything ever like this performance. … Continue reading

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Bali Roads, Temples and Dragons

I am here now, and I have decided that I can spend time being frustrated and miserable about the state of communication, lack of phones and internet, or I can go see the place. No matter what the rest of … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bali – found it!

I got off my butt today and hired a driver. To heck with culture shock and depression, I say! Today we had a smaller itinerary, and tomorrow we go to the volcano. Today I went to the Bali Bird Park. … Continue reading

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On Monkey Forest Road, there is a Monkey Forest.

I hope I have time to post Monkey forest pictures while I am here at the internet café. I am not sure if I will. I have to work out reservations in the rest of Bali and also for India … Continue reading

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Confused by India (is there a Facebook group for that?)

Written on 8 May, while I am still trying to make things work on western schedules. My frustrations about the Nepal and India legs of this journey continue. I just checked my email and it seems like the two travel … Continue reading

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Bag down! Repeat: we have a Bag down!

Sad news today (May 8th) as my yellow plastic hard-shell suitcase displayed a large crack in the bottom. A large, could see my belongings through it kind of crack. Uh oh. Upon discovery of this problem, I had about ten … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bali, Getting Closer

Today I went to the Bali Bird Park. WOW. Just amazing. And I have some great photos on my own computer back in the room (just not here where I am swatting away bugs at the internet cafe). Soon, my … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bali – still looking…

It is *so* hot and humid here that I can barely see the point in showering. I’d only have to reapply the DEET cream. There are neat things here, for sure, and I enjoyed my visit to the Monkey Forest … Continue reading

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