Travelblog: Bali Breeze

Speaking of motorcycles, that was glorious. Riding on the black sand beach, Seminyak, in Bali and kicking the manual bike up to 4th gear. I had been trying to ride a motorcycle the entire time in SE Asia and I finally got my opportunity. There is no feeling like getting into high gear on a motorcycle and really controlling the bike as the rain whips your face from your speed. 

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Travelblog: Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

I also joined my fifth and final cooking class with a Balinese lady leading it and a group of a British couple (the woman was taller! There is hope) and a funny Dutch lady (the former colonizers were everywhere). We made Ayam rendeng (chicken rendeng - more on rendeng later), krupuk (chips), tempe, a sweet and spicy dessert, and an eggplant (aubergine) salad washed down with Bintang (probably in the top 3 beers of Southeast Asia) beer. The hosts of my hostel were also kind (Indonesians are some of the nicest people in the world) enough to show us a warung (food place) with beef rendeng. Rendeng is cooking past curry where the sauce seeps into the food. It is one of the most delicious foods I ever had.

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