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Denpasar, Indonesia

Bali is quite an experience so far. Amazingly hot (well, not as hot as humid, but it feels pretty hot . . . especially coming from 15 degree Melbourne--that's Celcius). I have been surprised by the combination of a developing country mixed with Western influence. It is apparent that the tourism industry has impacted surroundings here, and I'm not yet sure it is for the better. In fact, since the bombings took place, there is an obvious market excess that seems to be taking its toll on the locals.

All this aside, it has been enjoyable so far. Our first night in town we went out to eat at 12:30am after arriving, discovering that Kuta really doesn't sleep. We ate an odd restaurant that was pretty dead but for the heavy bass club music pounding inside (there was no one in there either, despite the "dancing till we drop" invitation on the sign outside).

Last night we grabbed dinner with one of Vivian's friends who lives in Jakarta now. We also met up with a handful of other Ross folks, including Ben, Kevin, Tiphanie, Irena and Nathalie--good times. We are actually looking to repeat tonight by grabbing dinner and drinks to harken in Jocelyn's 30th birthday. More to come on this, but for now, Happy Birthday, Joc!!!

permalink written by  GoBlue on May 30, 2007 from Denpasar, Indonesia
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