Bali

January 12-18 2006
Who would’ve thought I’d be in Bali, Indonesia a few years after the bombings took place. I didn’t feel threatened however. I did go in the slow season though so there weren’t as many tourists there. When I got off the plane I expected tons of taxi drivers yelling at me to get a ride with them and sure enough there were tons. I wanted to take the bus but it was late at night so there was none. So I was stuck with a taxi. Sickdog! They were all expensive but I found one relatively quite cheap and he decided to take my bargain price. When I arrived at my destination, the price was totally wasn’t what I bargained for. I was so mad. After arguing with him a few minutes, I had to give him the money else he would shoot me (felt like that anyways so I didn’t want to risk it). So after being ripped off, I had to walk and find a hostel. The place I got dropped off was Kuta, also the busiest area on the island. I call it the Sodom and Gommorah of Bali. It was pretty insane. I expected nice quiet lovely beaches but all I got instead were flashy neon signs and tons of noisy motorbikes. Minute after minute I was hounded by at least one motorbike wanting to pick me up for a taxi ride. I can still here it now, “Taxi, taxi”, still ringing loudly in my ears. Did I mention it was hot? So I pretty much walked about a mile trying to find the best place to stay but they were all too expensive. I managed to find a place late in the night and it turned out to be one of the best. I was grateful that they had hot showers and and a good place to drink fruitshakes!

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Rice fields in Ubud

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Beautiful palm trees near Ubud

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Sacrificing to their gods

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Gunung Batar Volcano

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Besakih Temple

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Way to use your heads

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Sunrise on Gunung Batar Volcano

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Gedy showing his music talent at the hostel in Lovina

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I never thought I’d do this…

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Tanah Lot

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Ulu Watu coast

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