Something To Do In My Free Time In Bali?

In a coupla weeks I have a work related trip to Bali - yeah, I know, hardship posting - and despite this being designated a Don't Be Stupid region by DFAT, I know I'll have to go, just so I can say Been there, Done that, I've Been To Bali Too.

Mainly I'll be trapped in 5-star hotels and an O&G conference and trade show, looking at various types of abortion devices and the like on the booths nearby, and helping at some Live 3D demos (no point in doing any non-live 3D demos, right? ha ha... [black medical humour]). Maybe I'll get a day off to play a $200USD round of golf or sit on the beach for an hour or two. Or go shopping for some of those same masks I bought in Phuket, or those elephants that are made in Chennai.

Or sit in a public bar until it explodes.

If I run out of cool touristy things like that to do, I could always make an effort and pursue some more culturally sensitive past-times, like hey, f'r'instance, visiting Schapelle!*


I'm sure she'd be happy to see me. "Hey E@L, thanks for personally ringing the 7am alarm bell to wake me up..." she'd say. "What's happening on the blog? Haven't been able to get broadband installed in here. Yet... but it's coming. By the way, to demonstrate how respectfully they treat my situation, note the titillating semi- pornographic images at the bottom of Eddie's most attractive web-page..."

Isn't it good how the prison system 'works' (as in 'doesn't work') in certain parts of Asia. And you wonder why murder and terrorism suspects can just walk out, as they do every so often.

(Link to Friendly Eddie's Exploitation Exploration of Bali Prisons Page, from who else but Carl, the best ever, most aware SE-A commentator and great story/link/blog agregator, at Friskodude.)


(*Of course, this COULD be a joke.)



Posted by: expat@large on Mar 05, 06 | 5:23 pm | Profile


jesus...I hope it's a joke man....knowing Indo it probably isn't

Posted by: TheOriginalTrousersnake on Mar 07, 06 | 9:34 pm

It is a joke. The Indonesian legal system, I mean!

Posted by: expat@large on Mar 08, 06 | 10:51 pm


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