“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and siting in the shade.” (Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse)
Bali Demographics The population of Bali is 4,292,200 (BPS Bali; 2018). Religions Unlike most of Muslim-majority Indonesia, about 93.18% of Bali’s population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed as a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia. Minority religions include Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. These official statistical figures do not include immigrantsContinue reading “Bali Faces Scanned”
“When it is on, Desert Point is indeed one of the longest, makeable lefthand barrels on the planet with over 20secs tube time possible on one wave. The take-off area can shift around a little but generally rewards a deep attack. High speed is the key as it quickly winds up and starts peeling mercilesslyContinue reading “Desert Point”
“Maluk is a pleasant town with good seafood and a very relaxing beach located below a spectacular headland. A few years back it received a lot of attention and international visitors due to the construction of a mine on the nearby mountains.” “Maluk Bay is the home of Super Suck, which continues the West SumbawaContinue reading “Sumbawa”
I met mica when I was a kid. He is one of the local surfers that I grew up seeing surfing. It was common to find him in a secret spot when the waves were good. Now it’s easier to find him in a shape room.
“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is — Venice is better.” (Fran Lebowitz)
“…just south of Portofino, five towns on the Ligurian Sea maintain the charm and character of Italian villages of the past. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the pastel towns that make up Cinque Terre (five lands). They are vintage settlements where life moves in the key of easy — each town clinging toContinue reading “Cinque Terre”