We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog (which, due to our recent weeks away from the Internet, is a few entries behind) to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In real time we have now made it back to Bali (spoiler alert: we survive!) and spent New Year’s eve on Kuta beach. Along with millions of people, the beach was so full of fireworks–equal parts organised and anyone who had a few bucks to buy them from street vendors–it was truly the craziest pyromaniac frenzy we’d ever seen. How they don’t manage to fill the hospital with burn victims is beyond me.
The night was fun, and although there were the usual warnings of some sort of bomb or terror attack (the island has been skittish ever since a nightclub was bombed in 2002), we averted death once again! Thank you to the bomb checkers at Pizza Hut (and the 7000 US Counter-Terrorism agents incognito in the streets).
Tags: Indonesia, Travel