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Rickety Rollercoasters.

Bali Cont’d. (Finally.)

I was relocated to a private room (complete with sheer, bamboo “walls,” immediately on the other sides of which my neighbours slept). The ocean was rowdy and the people who lurked near it were always trying to sell me silver jewelry, so I became part of the poolside décor and watched time (and yoga teachers-in-training) pass by in bulk. I eventually spoke to one of them. The yoga teachers. Her name was Steph and she was from South Australia. She invited me to join her for lunch and soon, I had 30 new friends. They told me where I could find good cafes and ATMs. The combination of good company and the (thankfully) shattered illusion of confinement made Villa Serenity infinitely more enjoyable.

One day, we went to lunch and afterward, we stopped at an ATM. This particular machine didn’t accept my bank card, so my new friend Laura told me how to find another one:

“Walk down the beach until you see a big, white building,” she said. “Turn left and keep asking the security guards until you get there. It should only take about 35 minutes.”  Continue reading

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THE Scotland List

Beer. What else? In vaguely chronological order:

  1. Tennent’s Lager
  2. BrewDog 5 a.m. Saint
  3. Belhaven St. Andrews Ale
  4. Houston Barochan Chestnut Ale
  5. Stewart Holy Gr’Ale
  6. Williams Brothers Ceilidh Lager
  7. Tennent’s Ember
  8. Caledonian Deuchars IPA
  9. John Smith’s Extra Smooth
  10. Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
  11. Dark Island Dark Ale
  12. Latitude Highland Pilsner

See the AUSSIE list here.

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Catching some O’Neill CWC Thurso…

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Gritty, dauntless coldwater brawniness.

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