08:44.45S 115:12.80E Bali International Marina, Friday 24th October PM
I had a trip out to Denpasar, the capital city, with Leon today. It's a
fairly manic place and non-touristy with several hundred motorbikes at any
one time aiming straight for you. I had to be helped across the road by a
little old lady at one point.
The city, and I assume the rest of Bali, is awash with Hindu temples and
always with a statue or two of some ferocious looking deity outside. For
some reason they are dressed in cloth sarongs as well but there is no
pleasing these particular gods.
The market was a really interesting place and was piled high with strange
fruits, flowers, spices and dead animals. Although the place looks as though
it ought to smell pretty ripe the main scent in the air was only wood smoke
from the street-vendors cooking fires and the exhaust from thousands of