Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

On Manliness

According to Nyoman: A man must have at least one of the following vices to be a man:  Smoking, gambling, fighting, drinking.  His is smoking but he is trying to quit.  I don’t know if that means if he is … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs from Bali

Sounds: Shortly before 6 a.m., the dark, humid air wraps itself around you and then you hear the gentle sounds of drum and flute coming across the rice fields from the temple letting you know that it is almost time … Continue reading

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Rituals

Yesterday evening after we had refreshed ourselves from our day of all things beginning with “b,” we were fortunate to get to see (from a respectful distance), a traditional funeral procession. Someone in the village had died and this procession … Continue reading

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Barong, Birds, Babi Guling & Beaches

On a day of all things beginning with “B”, the amazingness just kept coming.  Yesterday was our first day without our wonderful guide, Nyoman, but in spite of that considerable handicap, we managed to plunge into more that Bali has … Continue reading

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