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Random notes on Bali

Final thoughts

-There are natural springs everywhere, so people just bathe in them. We drank some of the water, but how clean is it? It tasted fine. Everyone says to not drink it, but we'll be here a month, so... I'm not gonna be overly cautious. It's not deadly.

-I saw a meter long lizard slowly climbing down a tree. Baby Komodo? Probably just a smaller monitor.

-No one uses the Balinese script; they just use roman characters. Pretty much no one knows how to read or write it, but heir spoken language is definitely different from the other kind of Indonesian.

-We're able to haggle a little more since this is tourism low-season. I've been trying not to buy too much, though. Just the necessities like a sarong and taxis.

-There are beggars, but not too many.

-Most of the art is Hindu. A lot of the paintings are very similar to each other, but there are some that are really different. Ubud is known for painting, wood carving, metallurgy, and stone carving.

-People here speak English MUCH better than in Korea.

-It's pretty bike- and scooter-friendly, but... like most undeveloped places, it's a little scary at night.

Posted by ErnieLG 21:54 Archived in Indonesia

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