A family abroad

May 16th, 2011 May 17, 2011

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Letter from Bali XX – (That’s 20, the kissing comes later)

" In Science today the teacher made us roll banana leaves... like wow!"

Island Fever

Nusa Lembongan is a cheery little dump, a micro-organism in the colon that is the Indonesian archipelago.  It is one of the smallest of these 2000 islands, about 8KM square in size.  To put that in perspective it is one fifth the size of  Bowen Island, BC, or three times bigger than Iona in Scotland, or eight times Mount St. Michel in France.  Not big at all then.  Actually, quite small.  But this island is different from her sisters, she stands apart in the crowd, for she is a tropical princess in these eastern seas; Lembongan is Balinese for Cinderella, the girl that got to go to the ball.