Thursday, December 26, 2013


I met my friend Eva for tea at Casa Luna and persuaded her to come for a swim. For once we couldn't find a taxi, but we saw a Hindu procession as we walked on the main street. 
Hundreds of people filled the streets. 
Women balanced baskets on their heads. 
Men bore brightly colored umbrellas. 
People sang and beat on gongs. 
And then it was gone. 
So we took a swim. Like most pools in Bali, this one is freshwater. No chlorine. 
We don't know what the procession was celebrating, but anyone visiting Bali is likely to run across a similar parade.