Category Archives: East Asia

Bye Bye Bali

I saw one last sunset from Pura Tanah Lot, the temple they say was pushed into the sea by a meditating holy man’s will. It’s a pretty big tourist spot at sunset, as you can see from the pictures, so … Continue reading

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Shopping and Laundry Day

I came back to the south of Bali yesterday by a long car ride from Amed arriving tired and dirty in Seminyak. This part of the island is quiet and upscale, with rental villas and security guards not far from … Continue reading

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Diving in Amed, Bali, Indonesia

A lot of diving is advertised in Bali, but it turns out most of the operators drive sometimes hours to get to the wreck U. S. Liberty. It’s a lot closer if you’re staying in Amed. We drove about 15km … Continue reading

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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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