Cold in Bali
Ok, so the title is a little misleading...its never cold in Bali. Both MJ and I are fighting head colds this week and haven't been out as much as we would like. Here is some photos from the last week including some abstracts I have been working on. The city-scapes are long exposure and hand held- a technique I really enjoy employing. It is especially good for capturing light trails and making ordinary skylines look like technicolor dreams. We hope to both feel better soon so we can get back to exploring the beauty of Bali.
For now, here are a few more things I learned about Bali:
Locals don't walk anywhere. Motorbike or Bemo Bus (local open air bus) is almost always used.
Grocery stores here use the same "move everything" tactic used in The States.
Driving is open warfare. There are very few traffic signals, signage, or even lanes. Many motorbikes don't even turn on their lights at night. The lack of signage is somewhat refreshing as it can become overwhelming in other parts of the world (I'm talking to you USA and Australia).
Posters and banners advertising events are never taken down. They seem to wait until they disintegrate.
Very often it is cheaper to buy beer at a bar or restaurant than at the grocery store.
Only use BlueBird Taxis when in Bali. Everyone else will try to cheat you.
Tourists are usually charged more for things than locals- But its still cheap.
11/4/2015 04:05:23 pm
Sorry to hear about the head colds, but hey, how many times can one trade Rochester snow for Indonesian volcanic ash? Just saw flights from Bali suspended due to eruption on a nearby island. There are worse places to be marooned!
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