Bali Hi, Bali Bye

Whew. The Opera Indonesian University tour finished after five cities, ten universities, 2600 students, 49 kilos of nasi goreng and 770,000 spontaneous Asian Poses.

Stikom, Surabaya

(Here are the presentations, demos and slides.) Serendipitously, we ended at Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali so I decided to get two day’s downtime in Bali before returning back to the UK.

I don’t know what I expected of Bali, but what I found was Benidorm for Australians. But (fortunately) I wasn’t there for the culture. I had a pleasant (if seen-better-days) room at the Three Bothers Bungalows (recommended by Joel Overton—thanks mate) set in a beautiful garden of Hindu statues, coconut and jackfruit trees).

My room at Three Brothers Bungalows, Legian, Bali

I could swim in the pool, sip a beer on my terrace at sundown, listening first to the sound of the frogs, then the squirrel scampering up the tree to steal some jackfruit, then the bats coming to munch the mosquitos, then finally the crickets before heading off for a massage and seafood.

I’ve got a suitcase full of souvenirs, a peeling nose, great memories and loads of photos. Once again, thanks for a lovely time, Indonesia!

3 Responses to “ Bali Hi, Bali Bye ”

Comment by JackP

The only problem is that there’s no text explaining which one of the characters in the first photo is you. I’m presuming you’re the one with glasses and a white bag, who looks quite friendly, as opposed to say, to pick an entirely random example, the slightly sinister looking smirking chap at the back…