Wednesday, August 03, 2005


I am no match for these mosquitos

The connection speed at this particular Internet spot is so slow, I can't stand it. I am trying to enjoy the air conditioning while being patient. Two days in Lovina is enough for me. So few tourists here that when you pass by the front of the restaurants, they implore you to come inside for a drink. Then, every man we pass by asks us if we need "transport" to the hot springs or the spa or to see the dolphins. Literally, every man we pass. So it's time to move on.

On Thursday morning, we will journey to Gili Trawangan, one of the three Gili islands off the coast of Lombok, the island east of Bali. Carmell is taking me there as my birthday present, isn't that nice? Hopefully more festive there than here. I have Carmell withme for only another week or so, then I am on my own. I can stay in Indonesia until Aug. 23, then I have to be out of here and into Malaysia.

Tonight's activity is the Monkey Dance at the local community hall. I think it's something we watch, not something we do, but I am mentally prepared to dance if asked.

I started counting my bug bites. On my arm and torso, more than 38 so I stopped counting. 18 on my face. I look like I have the pox. I am sleeping under my bug net and am coated in Cutter, but it's not enough. Oh, well.

Many of the men here smoke clove cigarettes, and now I want one. Reminds me of how things smelled from about 1985 to 1988, and makes me want to listen to The Cure.

I am reading the best book: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Okay so I am technologically challenged as to how to use a blog. Must have been all those clove cigarettes in the 80's and the huffing...just kidding...The Cure rules and so do you.
your gal pal,
cindy jo
Amy! I'm loving your blogs. Glad to hear the trip is going well. Good luck with the mosquitos.
I don't think cindy jo was kidding about the cloves part.

I am digging the updates. And also, they make me jealous - in a good way. I am really curious to hear what its like solo. Keep em coming!

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