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