Kite season in Bali

At first it was just a small tap on the metal gate to our compound. Then a bit louder and a whispered ‘Ibu?’. Whoever it was peeked through the latch, reluctant to push the unlocked gate. Not somebody we knew then. Investigation revealed two very muddy teenage boys pointing to the overhead wires and their […]

The Sound of Silence

Bali was closed yesterday. The lights were off and everybody was at home. Air traffic stopped, the motorbikes were silenced, not a human sound was heard. Even the dogs and roosters seemed to know it was time to be quiet. Tuesday was Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, and it is always marked in a truly […]