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Are Indonesian doctors the worst?

Are Indonesian doctors the worst in the world? Over the past three years I have had enough experience of Indonesian doctors to make me realise I never ever want to be in their...

Bali bag snatching, a feminist issue

Bali bag snatching, a feminist issue that Indonesia in general and Bali in particular needs to address or get used to having their women locked up at...

Bali kite season means danger for motorbikes

Bali kite season is a time you get reminded of how unpredictable life in Bali is. Recently a friend was knocked off his bike on a very busy road by an abandoned kite...

Be wary of cheap Bali alcohol

Bali is a great place to party and to drink into the early hours of the morning, but everyone needs to know the dangers and be wary of cheap Bali alcohol. It can kill you, or...

Beware of thefts in set-up bike crashes

Beware of thefts in set-up bike crashes. Living in Bali is is good to beware of thefts in set-up bike crashes. I have heard of three instances of phone thefts in set-up bike...

Bike tyres let down in Bali

Bike tyres let down in Bali

It seems that it's becoming a common occurrence to have ones bike tyres let down in Bali, at least for me. Twice recently one of my bike tyres was let...

Drink spiking in Bali

Most Westerners who have lived in Bali for any length of time would have heard about drink spiking in Bali. I was speaking with someone who told me her...

Eating at local warungs

As a foreigner it is with some reticence I'd try eating at local warungs in Bali unless I can see that the kitchen is reasonably clean and food is kept...

Extortion in Bali

Some months ago I had a rather well publicised drama over phone theft in Bali which gave me an experience of extortion in Bali. But there was more to...

Human Trafficking in Bali

Yes it does happen, human trafficking in Bali. Watching the movie Human Trafficking some years ago, I saw how simple it is to steal someone’s...