to be honest I didn´t wanna go back to Indo, well let´s say at least Bali after hearing every year of it getting more crazy, more busy and some places that once were nice – more fucked up for the sake of tourism. I went there in 2000 the first time, so can´t say I´m an Indo-Pioneer by any means... but still what changed since then in some places made me pretty sad. Bingin / Dreamland is now the ugliest place you could imagine, and I found Kuta crazier than Bangkok´s Streets at night, and that does mean something. Well, in the end it´s us Westerners to blame. On the other hand there are still some of the most beautiful places in the world there, the surf will always stay epic and the culture off the beaten tracks in Indo is really an amazing One.
We just had a few spontanious days on Bali, because Australia´s Southwest was hit by a big front for a while. The big swell that bombed the coast down at Margies came as a nice 6-8ft. Swell to Ulus, where we spent some really nice and relaxed days before heading back to the good old Aussie West Coast for the next Roadtrip Adventures. Stay tuned.
most photos by Birgar Olsen: check: http://www.birgarolsen.com/