THE BRAHMIN PRIEST OF TAMAN, BALI

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The Brahmin Priest

I’m up at 3:17 a.m., as per usual.

As many who know me know, no matter what time I fall asleep, I wake up around 3 a.m. This has been the case for as long as I can remember. I have NO trouble falling asleep, but around 3 a.m., I’m up.  Read more

THE SANUR VILLAGE FESTIVAL OF BALI

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Boy Parade Sanur Bali

I’ve been staying in the village of Sanur here on Bali for the past 10 days.

Sanur has been a welcome reprieve from the overdevelopment and “scene” of “southern” Bali, with all its crowds, thumping clubs, and traffic (the traffic!), which made me feel more like I was in a mini Los Angeles, then Bali.  Read more

TIPS FOR RIDING A BICYCLE IN BALI

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Indonesia bicycle

I’ve spent more time riding a bicycle during my past two weeks here in Bali than I have in the past 20 years, making me the idiot savant of Balinese bike riding. Or just an idiot. Therefore, follow these tips at your own risk.  Read more

WORLD PEACE AND DEMI MOORE IN JOGYA, INDONESIA

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Indonesia Yoga Instructor and Wendy

This is a photo of me with Sosio. Sosio is Sundanese from West Java, but has been living in Jogya for the past 20 years. I took a private yoga class from her today here in my adopted village of Tembi, on the island of Java, and as usual, I cried.  Read more