You know you’re in the right place for authentic/fantastic food when the cultural heritage of the restaurant is the same as the cultural heritage of its customers.
It’s nice to walk into a place after a 2/3 year absence and not only be remembered but also be greeted with hugs, affection and a genuine concern that something untoward may have happened to you in the intervening years.
It’s the complete polar opposite of having the bouncers of a shitty bar in the Eastern suburbs vaguely remember that someone who kinda looks like you, but with longer hair and a worse attitude, was forcibly removed from their premises 4 years ago after a heated debate with bar staff regarding the pros/cons of their discretionary “cut off” policy.
Ubud, Bali > Dandenong, Australia. Who knew?
Also, let’s hear it for run on sentences!
For the last few days I have spent a vast majority of my time slowly sipping from a bottle of beer at a swim up bar in the tropical paradise that is Bali.
Tough gig I know.
As I’m sitting here people watching, as is my way, it slowly dawns on me that a great many of my fellow beer sipping compatriots have been sipping beer at this swim up bar for a great many hours.
All without ever leaving the pool.
This leads to a most interesting implication.
How many litres of this crystal clear water is actually liver distilled, beer infused urine?
Probably best not to think about it…
There is a currently a woman of indeterminate age sitting on a handmade wooden lounge by a pool in Kuta, Bali.
She transposes her constant cigarette smoking with extended bouts of excessive coughing.
I wonder if she’s made the connection…
As I was saying, I made my way to Bali.
It was a solid decision.
That’s it. Fuck it.
I’m going to Bali.
I’ve spent the last few days at the Australian Open and, as much as I enjoy tennis, I can’t help but feel it could be improved with a multiball function.
Every time I go to the bathroom in one of my favourite local bars I look up at the plaster repair job above the urinal and can’t help but feel I’m being watched.