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    Back to the thread...

    Day 3 of the vacation was mall & beach day. My new friend and I walked from Seminyak to Kuta, and stopped by the bomb memorial in Legian to take a few pics. I think the walk took more than 1 hour, since it was a leisurely stroll and we had some rest stops. According to a local guy that I talked to on the beach, that walk was 3 km - no wonder we felt tired afterwards!

    Here's a small temple that we saw along the road in Legian - Pura Desa Adat Legian.





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    Some souvenir shops on the way to Kuta beach


    I don't know if "Magic Mushroom" is the name of the store or they're selling mushrooms, or both...


    Anyone care for some shoes?

    shoes from Matahari mall - I didn't buy there, but my friend did. I was just glad for the a/c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    According to a local guy that I talked to on the beach, that walk was 3 km - no wonder we felt tired afterwards!
    Do you really think a one hour walk is a long way? Were you really tired? Nice pictures though. Did you get up to the cool air of Kintamani, or Bedugal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    I don't know if "Magic Mushroom" is the name of the store or they're selling mushrooms, or both...
    Probably selling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Do you really think a one hour walk is a long way? Were you really tired? Nice pictures though. Did you get up to the cool air of Kintamani, or Bedugal?
    It was one hour, or a bit more, and it was noon or 1-ish already. Not really tired, but it was hot. I was glad for the a/c when we reached Kuta and the malls. My friend has asthma, so we had to go a bit slowly. We didn't go to the mountains - the highest place that I reached there was Tegalalang when we took pics of the rice terraces. I was there for 4 days only (3 days actually, since 4th day was flight back), so it was a short trip. If there is a next time, I'll plan to visit longer.

    I'm generally fit, but I'm trying to get fitter because I'll be doing a mountain climb in April with some colleagues, so need to get back in shape!

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    Some of the food and the places where I ate them. I'm a backpacker, SE Asian, and it was a budget trip, so I didn't eat at posh restos.

    Warung Murah in Seminyak - it was near my hostel, ~5-10 min walk, and they had lots of food choices. Saw many farangs there too.






    sorry for the blurry pics - this was taken at night and my phone doesn't take good nighttime pics. I ate tuna curry, tofu, shrimps, spinach, purple rice. That, plus the fruit tea, costed 30,000 IDR.

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    More food pics.


    fish, chicken, sayote (root veggie), kangkong (leafy veggie), tempeh (made from soybeans), white rice

    Tehbotol = tea in a bottle


    Ate at this place - Warung Jawa in Seminyak

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Probably selling them.
    Yeah, maybe, I didn't ask.

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    Chicken noodle soup - I think they used "native chicken" (not the white leghorns) and it seemed more tasty.


    This was my fave meal: shrimps, curried tofu, beans + sprouts, tempeh, sambal (tomato-chili paste), for 30K IDR, I think.


    Ate the above meal in one of these "warung" along Kuta beach.
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    Finally reached Kuta beach! Temple along the beach







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    I love the local chicken, called ayam kampung, it is about 100x times more delicious than western style chicken.

    are you still there? Try Made's Warung; they are excellent and do very good pork satay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Saw many farangs there too.
    You are the first Asian other than a Thai that I have heard use the word. So lovely being back in Bali 3 years ago and not hearing that word.. Not once.

    The food looks nice. We always eat a local meal at midday.

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    My friend bought these flip-flops at a roadside souvenir shop


    I didn't buy one, as I had brought my own flip-flops. I'm the one in pink.


    Kuta beach. Didn't take many pics, since it was crowded, and soooo dirty! Everytime the wave would come, it would bring a load of rubbish. There were loads of plastic trash on the beach too. Some of us beachgoers collected trash (we held large plastic bags) while playing with the waves.

    I wasn't able to go to Uluwatu or Padang-Padang, which are said to have nice beaches. Maybe next time...

    Sunset pic

    It was cloudy, so no pinky sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You are the first Asian other than a Thai that I have heard use the word. So lovely being back in Bali 3 years ago and not hearing that word.. Not once.

    The food looks nice. We always eat a local meal at midday.
    I only knew about the word "farang" here on TD. We use a different word for white foreigners. I just use it on this forum, since I know that it will be universally understood. Is it a deregatory term? Are you guys insulted or hurt when you hear it? Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    I love the local chicken, called ayam kampung, it is about 100x times more delicious than western style chicken.

    are you still there? Try Made's Warung; they are excellent and do very good pork satay.
    In Malaysia (Sabah), I ate nasi ayam (chicken rice) often. But I think they used the white leghorns and not the local ones. I'm not in Bali anymore - just took a short vacation there last Christmas break. I'm back working; and planning + saving for my next backpacking trip.

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    I accept it here in Thailand, but that is as far as it goes. My own daughters who look more western than Thai hate the word as well, as they are proud of their mom, the fact they are Thai and speak Thai perfectly as well. They hear it all as the Thais dont think they would speak Thai looking at them.

    They will go to university in America in about 19 months, and they finally answered their mom to this question?. When you graduate what job do you think you will do when you come back to Thailand? " We dont have a plan to come back," was the answer. Then they individually explained that they prefer to live where they are known by their names, not the word farung.

    Not at all angry Katie and I appreciate the thread. I may even throw up some from the cool areas if you didnt go. Bali is so diverse, in that it has the tropics of the beach, the almost Chaing Mai weather in Ubud, but then two separate mountains areas that are cool, and I mean cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Saw many farangs there too.
    You are the first Asian other than a Thai that I have heard use the word. So lovely being back in Bali 3 years ago and not hearing that word.. Not once.

    The food looks nice. We always eat a local meal at midday.
    probably because most Balinese do not speak Thai




    Betchya they all called our Mista, mista or bule

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    I accept it here in Thailand, but that is as far as it goes. My own daughters who look more western than Thai hate the word as well, as they are proud of their mom, the fact they are Thai and speak Thai perfectly as well. They hear it all as the Thais dont think they would speak Thai looking at them.

    They will go to university in America in about 19 months, and they finally answered their mom to this question?. When you graduate what job do you think you will do when you come back to Thailand? " We dont have a plan to come back," was the answer. Then they individually explained that they prefer to live where they are known by their names, not the word farung
    Hate to be the one to break it to you, but they'll more than likely get called 'Chinks' over there...

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    @ AO, yeah, sure, you could put your pics here, or in another thread if you wish. Since I stayed in Bali for so short a time, I know that I only saw the surface. There are many temples that were on my wishlist that I wasn't able to visit due to lack of time, e.g. the water temple. I saw pics from Terry's thread too, and since he went to the non-touristy parts, his thread showed a different view of Bali. My second day there was temple day, and it was a hectic one, so we decided to take it easy on the 3rd day and just made it a mall+beach day.

    Re: farang & half-breeds, I think half-breeds are called "luk kreung" in Thailand? From my readings here in TD, I think white half-breeds are not much accepted there? In the Phils, it's different. Many half-breeds become celebrities (models, actors, etc) because of their looks. Maybe it's because of having been colonized by the Spaniards, then the Americans. There's this "white is beautiful" mentality, thus the abundance of whitening soaps and products.

    I'm a half-breed too, but asian-asian, so I can look local in any SEA country. And get a lot of discounts from souvenir stalls! I didn't get discriminated in school, because I looked "native". Sadly, I was never approached to be a model/actress by a talent scout, because I don't look Caucasian. haha! Good thing I have my brains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Hate to be the one to break it to you, but they'll more than likely get called 'Chinks' over there...
    Dont think so willy. Has never been mentioned before. Plus we are not talking about where you come from.

    They will most likely be in the SF Bay area, or Boston. Their SAT scores went very well for on their first try. Enough for a good chance at the 3 major universities located in those areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post

    Warung Murah in Seminyak .


    Yes, Warang Murah on Double Six Street. I eat here at least once a day, its an institution in Bali, one of the original Warangs in this part of town. Been going forever. My hotel is directly opposite , all ways stay in this Street.

    I'll be spending two months in Bali this year escaping the madness of Thailand's hot season. Arrive in April and back to Bangkok in June when it starts to rain.

    Regards the shit and rubbish on Kuta beach. Unfortunately you are in Bali at the tail end of the monsoon, its like this every year, its just the tides and everything is blowing on shore.

    Come April the wind swing to off shore and Kuta Beach is rubbish free once again.

    Way it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Arrive in April and back to Bangkok in June when it starts to rain.
    You bastard!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post

    Hate to be the one to break it to you, but they'll more than likely get called 'Chinks' over there...
    I don't know about that Willy, There have been tourists going to Bali for so long that the present generation seem to accept multiculturalism as a given .

    I mean there are so many different looking faces over there that its impossible to call out one Nationality without firstly listening to how they speak.

    I mean some one with half a brain would never call an Asian looking girl a " Chink " as she could very well have been born in Ireland and speaks with an Australian accent.

    These days every Nationality under the sun can be found in Bali.

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    @Terry, thanks for gracing my thread! I liked your Bali thread and the KL one. I've been to KL, but not to all places that you went to, so it brought back nice memories and I saw new stuff too. Re: Willy's comment, I think he was referring to the probability of AO's kids being called "chinks" in the US (SF or Boston), and not in Bali.

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    ^

    Whatever,


    Bali, America, Australia, Afghanistan or Tim Buk Too.

    Calling out an Asian looking person as a " Chink " is simply retarded and showing a persons true intelligence which I must say they posses none.

    Nice thread by the way,

    Carry on.

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