Food Glorious Food

A year on the road exposed us to many delicious dishes in Asia.  My own delicious dish, Kristen, has somehow miraculously managed to stay slim and gorgeous while I have taken on a barrel like shape and are preparing myself for several bouts of serious dieting once we get back to Sydney, Here are some […]

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Kuta…the Curate’s Egg

Kuta, Perth’s northernmost suburb, has been a happy playground for Aussies this last half century gone. It started to go off full tilt about the time the Americans landed on the Moon.  Now the Jews have crashed onto the Moon and the Chinese are up to something inscrutable on the dark side and still the […]

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Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)

It was raining.  Tropically.  End of the world style. Hmmm, what’s this ?  A nice bourgeois looking bolt hole, suitable for a dilapidated hippie to seek peace and shelter therein from the stormy wall of water…. Or so I thought ! Alchemy, a Vegan establishment ! I glanced about at my fellow diners. It was […]

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Cuter in Kuta

Ubud is good.  But Kuta is cuter.  Actually that’s complete nonsense, Ubud is heaps betterer.  Here’s some Ubud from a drunken perspective ( Did I mention I’m still alone ?)  Those funky dudes are Ibor ( rhymes with Igor but only if you say it with a Transylvanian accent), and Made, which rhymes with Sade, […]

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Monkey Forest Road

Man, there is a forest FULL of #*@$%*! monkeys here…and people actually go to look at ‘em ? Not me though, I’ve read “Me Cheetah” an epic tell-all roller coaster ride of an autobiography which lays bare the dark and hairy soul of these our simian cousins. Besides, there was more than enough wildlife to […]

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Balinese Honky Tonk

OK say what you will but I think that this restaurant troubadour is the Balinese combination of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, (except he sings better than the former and plays better than the latter.) Sorry about the image, I couldn’t lighten it.  

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The Age of Aquarius

Also known in 1973 to the wags of Year 10 Purple (the opportunity class) at Christian Brothers College Wakefield Street, as The Age of a Hairy Arse. Plenty of Aquarian’s here in Ubud,  but not many hairy arses.  Possibly due to this sweet but mysterious process. I don’t know.  I’ve led a sheltered life, Adelaide […]

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Ubud 7 am

Early morning in Ubud.  My complimentary breakfast (it always looks up at me, winks suggestively and says something like “Who’s a pretty boy then” or “lookin’ good this morning Tiger”) wasn’t ready just yet. So  I stumbled onto the footpath of the Main Street to see what I could see.  This is what I saw. […]

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