Hello from Bali
Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
64Trip End Sep 27, 2008
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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.