Category Archives: Indonesian

Fishing: A failed attempt to catch my lunch

I’ve been getting up at 5:30 every morning to watch the sun rise over the water. As the gray sky brightens with orange, yellow, blue, pink, and gold small little fishing boats head out to the horizon. This morning I … Continue reading

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Beachfront paradise and amazing food

I just watched the sun rise over the crashing waves at what is easily the most beautiful waterfront resort I have ever stayed in. I’m here in the off season, so in addition to paying a criminally low price I … Continue reading

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Homemade multi-vitamin shots and religious offerings

I started my day with a shot of bright yellow Jamu. Jamu is the Balinese equivalent of a multi-vitamin and its ingredients can be adjusted depending on your ailments. The basic version is made from mashed turmeric root, kencur (an … Continue reading

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Bali: Geckos, monkeys, and corn fritters

I woke up to the sound of pre-dawn roosters and hazily watched a small dark blob drop from from the vaulted thatched roof ceiling onto an otherwise spotless tile floor. Was this jet-lag or had I really just seen poop … Continue reading

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