Another day in Kuta.

September 2012

Friends are always asking me about my life in Kuta, there is so much that I see every day that I just take for granted, things that might seem a little bizarre to anyone else, but for me are just part of the daily scenery. So here is a glimpse into my world.

Lucky dog comes to the beach for sunset

At first I think that there is just a whole pile of rubbish on the beach but when I look closer I see that they are offerings to the spirits with coconuts, fruit, flowers and symbols woven out of banana and palm leaves. Lucky dog gets very lucky because there are also offerings of roast duck, a Balinese delicacy.

Taking a trip……

Magic mushrooms are legal in Indonesia  and  you can take a trip while you get your laundry done. Or perhaps while you are waiting to get a new suit made.

But you don’t need mushrooms to see Ronald surf.

Or to see an orangutan in a drumming circle on the beach.

And check out those cute nurses doing their sexy dance thing while you wait for your

deli combo meal.

If you need petrol for your motorbike just look for the vodka bottles.

And what about those spiky helmets, I guess they are for people who choose fashion over safety LOL.

Then there is breast waxing (ouch!) or the mysterious Ratus V / vagina, apparently that means Vaginal smoking!

And did you get a bad haircut? Guess thats a case of ‘funk q’ very much

Personally I was all for the  72 hour beach party. And taking the notion of a pool party to a whole new level. Forget the swim up pool bar and just sit at a table in the pool.

And where else in the world would you find that the guy you rent your motor bike from has blessed it, and strung it with decorative symbols to protect you from evil spirits.

Or see Santa in a Hindu Parade, perhaps that’s what you call religious fusion

And while I am on the subject of religion it seems that the Buddha might be about.

Or should I say Buddhas!

The there was the time I went to Divine Wonderland for a restaurant review and seem to have shrunk.

And yep that’s Boy George. He’s out of prison and played at a beach party for my 40th birthday (well he happened to be playing on my birthday – he didn’t come especially. ) He was such a diva! And I guess I was a bit of a diva too (well it was my birthday!) and no it wasn’t a wet t-shirt competition, it just rained really hard. And that’s my sister Sarah, she does a great diva too. Love her to bits.

Ok, so Lucky dog wasn’t at the party, but she’s the biggest diva of all!

I am wondering if this is a case of fat-ism? Swim between the flags? Perhaps only skinny people can swim on Kuta beach

But some things are the same all over the world. Like, big sunglasses are all the rage.


Dogs are a girl’s best friend (and way cooler than diamonds.)

Little Boys and Little Girls never see eye to eye

And people will insist on making a statement with their clothes.

I totally agree, terrorists should go to the hell!

But this hoodie I saw a girl wearing on Kuta beach has to be my favourite. ‘No right man at the party’ – I know that one, and I can relate to ‘ I love naked’ , but ” I’m single if you’re rich”, That’s a bit cheeky innit .

And yes, food critics  tend to overeat…… It’s what you call an occupational hazard.

And there is also the danger of over drinking…. That’s vodka with a shot of chocolate – a dangerously delicious combination. And I was all up for the crystal dance floor at the Ice Bar.

Aha.. I might have really overdone it this time!!!! call me a taxi.

Writing about restaurants and resorts in Bali s a hard job, but somebody has to do it!

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