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 […]Read More Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)
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, […]Read More Cuter in Kuta
OK, I’m no linguist and I think perhaps that “Komodo” may well be the generic Balinese name for Lizards. But anyhow, I’m getting ahead of myself. So there I was, I’d finished my Chia and mixed fruit bowl with a ginger and lime juice featuring, I think you’ll agree, a VERY tasteful stirrer. Sated, I […]Read More My very first Dragon
They had a lot to smile about. Their pizza and apple pie were first rate, top notch and just like Mama used to bake. Crunchy thin crusts, fresh toppings, olive oil, caramely honey sweet chunky apple pie in flaky pastry, all within a hundred yards of a burning ghat. After meeting these magnificent pie-men I […]Read More The Smiling Pie-Men of Benares meet the simple Sigh-Man of Sydney.
It comes as no surprise to we Antipodeans that Bali is a magically beautiful place. In addition to the many wonders and bounties nature has bestowed upon us is the fact that perhaps the most beautiful island in the world lies just to our north. Here are some Balinese and scenes from Ubud I […]Read More Beauty in Bali
Banyuwangi, unlike Krakatoa, actually East of Java….well…..Far eastern Java anyway. Let’s see, our last sight of Java was Ronnie, the Sunglasses King. Nice guy. The Customs Guy gave us a cheery thumbs up, though arguably technically not. More a fist really. Yes. Let’s face it. He was giving us the fist. I looked deeply […]Read More The Boat to Bali
The islands of Indonesia were born after the marriage of the Moon to the Centre of the Earth. Their Mother Moon, (as women do) glows proudly over them, lovingly strokes their turquoise waters and coral reefs, draws their tides in and out, fills their nets and combs their sandy shores, dropping shells and sea horses […]Read More Indonesia