More Bali, but still not serene… … …

Day two of my holiday and I am covered in blood, being driven at what passes for breakneck speed in the land of traffic jams by a very shaken surf teacher. Still in my bathers and clutching a blood soaked towel to my face we are headed for the nearest medical clinic! I had forgotten […]

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That Balinese Logic Again!

I was staying with Ketut’s cousins in Tabanan. I had set my alarm for 5.30am, so that I could watch the sun rise over the mountains. I didn’t eat or drink first, as we would be home within the hour – just pulled on t-shirt and track pants, and headed off into the dawn. We […]

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More adventures in Bali… … ..

My visit to the Balian! The balian (traditional healer), lives in Jimbaran, not far from the beach. Yesterday, when I came past here in the early evening, it was a typical street in an urban Balinese village. There were local men, women and children sitting on the footpaths outside their homes, chatting with each other […]

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Visa Run Again – Sarawak this time!

Who would choose me as a travel companion? This recent visa run was meant to be well organized, and well planned. As a route for a visa run, Kuching looked perfect. A quick 2 hour flight – and cheap. This time I did not need to go to the consulate, or meet anybody on a […]

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Surfing for a Home in Kuta… … .

The big news is that I moved into my new ‘home’ yesterday. Opposite the beach, and behind a 24 hour minimart. An upstairs room with ocean views, a ceiling fan and hot water. What more could a girl want? There is a ‘but’ though. The wasteland beside the hotel has a workshop in one corner, […]

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No fridge? No worries… … . eat fresh!

Previously I spoke about the crush injury to my leg, caused by the fin of my surf board; and about how the balian got me moving again, at the same time relieving the intense pain. However this had been achieved at some cost: I had been forced to endure some pretty excruciating massage! So did […]

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Is Cycling Safer than Surfing?

Ten days ago, I hired a bicycle (well it looked like one anyway). There was air in the tyres and it had handlebars! I had moved about 50metres from the shop when I realized that this was the bicycle from hell – but hey it was cheap. At about $1 a day, how could I […]

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Kota Kinabalu – and a ‘gorgeous moment’

I have just been to Kota Kinabalu for another visa run, and this time there were no dramas, and no surprises. In fact it was a delightful couple of days, beginning with my Air Asia flight. This time no cancellations or delays. No flying via Kuala Lumpur to return to Bali. This time it was […]

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