Kecak Dance: A Balinese Interpretation of the Ramayana

It was hot and muggy. My friends and I walked along single file on the narrow sidewalk looking for the temple. The dance started promptly at 7pm and I wanted to make sure we had seats. Every time we stopped to ask a shop owner they would say, "straight." So we kept trudging along. When … Continue reading Kecak Dance: A Balinese Interpretation of the Ramayana

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An encounter with Bali’s famous medicine man!

"You so pretty, your lips like sugar." The 98 year old frail man let go of my palm and made me turn around so he can read my neck and ┬ápronounced with a toothless smile that I would have great sex at midnight. Good to know. "Um Ketut, so what about my career?" Ketut coughed … Continue reading An encounter with Bali’s famous medicine man!

Geckos and Paddy fields – Indonesia

Have you ever seen a Gecko? I'm sure many of you have. Have you ever HEARD one?! "Eh-oh. Eh-oh. Eh-oh." I never actually saw the Gecko, but always woke up to the sounds of these creatures that cannot blink. Most of them anyway. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness. … Continue reading Geckos and Paddy fields – Indonesia