Sanur, Bali, day 12

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I had an interesting night last night, to say the least. We went to a cabaret show in Legian that featured performers who were not what they seemed.

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I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. I wore a sarong. Almost needless to say, it’s Aussie owned and run. I enjoyed the night, but the music was so loud that we were having to cover our ears at times. It was almost at danger level – it probably was. Unfortunately, the club has to compete with another bar across the street also playing music very loudly.

It was very noticeable to me that there was a big crowd of all sexes (sic) and ages. Women with women, older men, young people – they knew what it was about and were loving it.

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But the traffic getting to and from the night club! What should take no more than 20 mins takes nearly 45mins or more. The risks motor bike riders take – yi yi yi! The attitude of drivers is to grab any gap, forcing other drivers to give way, even if there’s no advantage in doing so. Drive in the right lane, then force your way across to turn left at the last minute. I just have to shut up and ignore it. Even so, I can’t help emitting gasps and exclamations.

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Another type of show.   Malang, Java 1989  (C) PJ Croft 2016

It’s Ramadan for the Muslims from Sunday 5 June to Tuesday 5 July. Bali is Hindu, of course, but there are many who follow this tradition, I’m told. No food or drink between sunrise and sunset, and prayers every three hours, even through the night.

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A couple of nights ago we had dinner at an up market Japanese restaurant in Jalan Danau Tamblingan. It was probably the best Japanese I’ve had.

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This was V’s Sushi Crocodile. That’s eel on top, which she passed to me and I tried for the first time. It was OK but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.

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Beautifully presented.

We couldn’t finish our food and had to ask for a doggy bag. No problem getting it. We also had a bottle of Chilean chardonnay – wow it was nice, delicate, one of the best I’ve had. The remainder is still in the fridge right now and I look forward to finishing it.

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What a beautiful wave. Photo ABC News website.

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Dieng Plateau, Java, 1989   (C) PJ Croft 2016

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Solo, Java 1989     (C) PJ Croft 2016

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