Hello from Bali

Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
Trip End Sep 27, 2008

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Ashton Inn Tubin

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Monday, July 28, 2008

It is now 5:00 AM and I can hear the Muslim call to  prayer outside my window.

The flights over (LA to Taipei, Taiwan to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Densepar, Bali,  Indonesia) were uneventful but veeeeeeeeeeery long.  I probably had five or so meals between the three flights.

Professor Muhammad Yunus was paged at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I was hopeful that he would be on my flight - but he wasn't.

I am staying at the Ashton Inn Tuban which is a very nice and reasonable.  It is in the Nusa Dua resort section of Bali.  I understand that there was a major Global Warming Conference in the same convention center awhile ago.

I am attending the Asian Pacific Microcredit Summit.  You can learn more about it by clicking on the link.

The President of Indonesia is going to address us this morning and the security was out of sight before the recent bombings in India and Turkey - so it will be interesting to see how this  goes this morning.  I am not yet registered - so I am leaving at 6:30 AM by shuttle to get registered.

Yes - I am going to Ahmedabad, India where there have been recent bombings - arriving August 26.  No - I am not fearful of going there.   One of the things that I hope my trip is all about is healing relationships in the world - primarily by getting to know, learn from  and respect each other. 

I am feeling very good and rested - very much looking forward to today and the practical starting of this incredible journey.

I welcome your comments as you travel along with me through this blog.
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niranjan on

Good start!
Dear Marty,

Good to know that you reached safely, though your travel was uneventful and too long. I appreciate your mission of spreading peace. We, at India, are not shocked/stirred on recent bombings in Bangalore & Ahmedabad. I believe that, those who try to do this kind of inhuman jobs will stop one day, after realization their wrong deeds.

I appreciate your confidence and concern.

Enjoy the summit.



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