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Monday, October 03, 2005

Bali the beautiful, the broken, the brave

This is a picture from our honeymoon in Bali - a typical sunset over Jimbaran beach. It had been a while since the bombs in the Kuta night club, and the tourists were pouring in as if the horror had never happened.

And now, the Balinese have to struggle through another season of tourist drought - they picked themselves up pretty quickly the last time around, and I'm sure they will manage to be up on their feet in no time.

It may not be much comfort to them now, but terrorists cannot steal away their spirit and cannot maim their sunsets.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been affected.


Blogger wahj said...

My wife and I were there only this June, and we had dinner on Jimbaran beach as well.

The Balinese people were among the nicest I've met in tourist locations - what I mean is that often in tourist hot spots, the local people can become quite aggressive in their attitude towards tourists, whom they see as a quick source of cash. The Balinese however, were gracious, polite, genuinely friendly and welcoming. It's sad to think of such people bearing the brunt of these attacks.

6:33 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

wahj: Yes. I thought they were really friendly and good-natured.

4:09 pm  

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