Indonesian Travel Continued
By Peter Mitchell
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|| Moving on to Bali, we spent four days in Ubud, the craft shop center
of the Island. Close to the center of town is the Monkey Temple.
Don't keep any food in your pocket!
| Although Ubud is really shaped up for the
tourist trade no one seems to notice
these filty, pathetic stray
dogs all over the place. Watch your step!
Ubud crafts are plentiful and cheap. The vendors will make great deals if
you're a haggler.
Bring earplugs, the hotel walls are thin and the roosters get up very
Beautiful scuptures abound in Bali.
Here's a typical scene in Bali. Well fed tourists are approached by
aggressive vendors. If you visit, be aware that people are going to try to
sell you things morning, noon and night.
In light of the recent political developments in Indonesia, many people
have asked me if I thought traveling there is still "safe". The thing to
remember is that this nation is incredibly huge and diverse. Events in
the cities of Java do not necessarily reflect what is happening in the
whole country. My experiences in Bali and Lombok would indicated that the
economy there is very dependent on the tourist trade. If I were to go
again, I would feel secure visiting these, and other, areas of
Indonesia. They probably need our support now more than ever.
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