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Each morning Dick and I go for a walk and each day the taxi co-op fellows who sit all morning just outside the entracne to Amrata Beach Bungalows, ask 'Today you have a program?' And we say 'No, jalan jalan. ' (just walking).
But today... We had a program!
We want to go to the markets at Amlapura, a large town about 14 kms away, …
Before I came to Bali this time, I had several discussions with people who said ... Bali is 'ruined' .. lost its charm, sold-out to tourism, not like it was in the ?70s, ?80s, ?90s.
And yes, they are right, to an extent.
Bali has changed.
Many changes have been ugly, detrimental to the culture and the environment. Huge piles of …
... away. Then the line for the visa and the friendly faces that alight you 25US$ for 30 days, which I am more than happy to pay to stay in this wonderful place with great friends or "parents in law" or second parents, as I call them. After passing customs without problems and a short trip to that on the ground toilet I returned to the huuuge wall of Balinese drivers, holding signs, that pick up the people from the aiport. Not knowing if I was supposed ...
... came across a unicorn in a forest clearing, or a yeti in the Himalayas. You can't quite believe it's actually there right in front of you, a mere 5 meters away. It floated gently in the current while smaller fish swam up to eat the parasites from its skin, this 2 meter high animal, but only a few feet thick, disk shaped apart from huge paddle like fins at the top and bottom of it tail really is one that has to be seen to be ...
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Because I have just spent almost 2 hours from 6pm, standing on the roadside watching dozens of teams of teenage males march from a few ks from here - on their way to the region's capital - Amlapura.
It is ........ 45 kilometres away!
'Gerak Jalan' stands for 'Group walking ' and elementary to senior high schools take part.
Apparently there are marches of 17 ks, 8 ks and ... the big 45 ks.
I asked one of the crowd what time the teams ...