With Fall officially upon us and winter about to rear it’s frigid icy cold head I decided to head to Bali for a last minute trip to the sun and sand despite the fact that I neither tan nor surf but apparently like flying in the upright and locked position A LOT. Not sure if you know this but Bali is like really, really, really far away and then just a little bit farther than that. But like all weary travelers know once you arrive at your destination the journey suddenly becomes this distant memory of shitty food, crappy movies and a dull aching in your neck and given the fact that Bali is a tropical paradise that sits in the Indian Ocean made it that much easier to forget how very far I had traveled.
For those of you that have never been to Bali it is everything you have read about; beautiful beaches, beautiful friendly people, fresh fruit, nutty monkeys and all the good stuff you come to expect from a tropical paradise sort of a location. But there are the things they forget to mention or you fail to see in the postcards, for one this place is a scooterin’ nation, and there are absolutely no rules to the road except honk your horn a lot and smile when you do and when you get a DUO massage you might leave feeling just a little bit violated….yipes. And for the record having you hair pulled seems to be part of the Balinese massage treatment as does getting poked and prodded in places the bathing suit covers. Anyway, back to the Scooterin’, we are officially dropping the G in an attempt to make this mode of transportation sound just slightly more silly and more fun to say…..go ahead say out loud scooterin’ scooterin’ scooterin’ feel like a sissy yet?!
Indo Boat trips-KP and Chotell
Sunrises over the rice paddies of Ubud