In sickness …

I am often asked about health issues in Bali. While neither of us has ever needed to go to hospital, we have heard reports both good and bad. The good reports concern the larger institutions. We have friends who swear by Siloam, another who received excellent treatment for a serious outbreak of dengue fever (DB* as it’s known here) at Kasih […]

Rainy season

Musim hujan – rainy season. Wettest we have ever seen it, and friends who have been here much longer than us say the same. Flooded roads make the usual traffic jams ten times worse. It took an hour to cross Ubud on Monday evening. Previous rainy seasons were predictable: lovely mornings, gathering clouds around lunch […]