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... balinese life, as far as I've noticed, seems to be similar to Tongans. Not that I've been there, but for what I have read and heard. Simple lifes, lots of plantations, smiles and laughs, respect and open homes. Coconuts, brown skin, tropical warmth and white sand bays. Like. Grasshoppers, geckos and stickinsects share the house, bats fly over you when it's dark, stars and lighting share the nightskies and the workers that are building the ...
... complex! 2 dozen screaming children on holiday camp! They were quite sweet and we couldn't hear them from our room so it wasn't a problem. Dinner at the complex was a let down, I ordered fish that was apparently from the lake, but it wasn't cooked through, we ended up sharing Marco's club sandwich, loads of chips and Bintang. We then returned to the villa for an early night as we have a 3:30am start tomorrow to climb Volcano Batur! Night night ...
... br> In the schools there's a 'Krupuk Eating Contest'. This is where kids try to eat as many Krupuks (shrimp chips) as fast as possible. Why? Well it's supposed to be a reminder of the times of famine under foreign control.
Then there's 'Panjat Pinang' - the Climbing the Greasy Palm Tree competition. A very long Areca Palm trunk is stuck in the ground and prizes tied to the top around a wheel.
Young kids and young men try to climb up the pole and pull down one of ...
... experience leading a group in the front!! I am constantly looking back to make sure my group is together. I have to make sure they do not dive too deep, they don't go up and down too much/fast, and they have enough air at all times. All the while, I am looking for marine life for them to enjoy, and watching for currents and potentially unsafe diving conditions. Of course, all this becomes second ...
As had been the purpose of Bali, today was a quiet day. It was only in the evening that there is anything worthwhile to mention. After a lazy day time, Claire and I had mentioned about each going for a massage. I have only ever had sports massages before to release the tension in my muscles every now and again. I went for a traditional Balinese massage. Needless to say I actually fell asleep pretty early ...
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