You might be in Bali if…

A police officer decides that the contents of your wallet is sufficient for a bribe.

Later you tell another police officer that you have no more money for bribes because you gave them all to the previous police officer and he graciously waves you on, stopping traffic for you.

It costs 200,000 round trip to go to the airport to buy a ticket that you can’t buy online and the ticket is 249,000. You count your money at an ATM and while doing so, the ATM swallows your card. Damn it, that’s the second time in Indonesia. Thanks, Roger for helping me out.

poolThere are 23 cars and an uncountable number of motor bikes all at a standstill, all in an intersection and no one is honking his horn, it’s just a normal intersection on a normal day.

A police officer decides that the contents of your wallet is sufficient for a bribe.

Later you tell another police officer that you have no more money for bribes because you gave them all to the previous police officer and he graciously waves you on, stopping traffic for you.

It costs 200,000 round trip to go to the airport to buy a ticket that you can’t buy online and the ticket is 249,000.

Your breakfast comes to 12,000 Rupiah and when you offer a 50,000 note ($4 US) ¬†they ask if you have “small money”.

hotelroom
$20 hotel room at Sunset Hotel in Kuta, Bali

A twenty dollar hotel room looks like this…

Ok, I am off to some tiny island, not much more I can screw up today.

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