Back in Ubud and it’s hard to not feel like I’m in a more tropical, more dense Venice, CA. Take this vegan gelato shop for example which lists both 528hz AND crystal essences as base ingredients for their gelato. New age vegan health nuts rejoice! Personally I’m feeling healthier already and definitely spoilt for any future gelato that isn’t properly tuned. Also have I mentioned how much I love all the pools in Bali? Here’s me straight chilling at a water palace over new years that used to be just for royal guests… Now they’ll let just about anybody in apparently
Soon after getting my advanced Scuba license in the small fishing town of Amed, Bali I started feeling not so great. 3 Days later I am finally emerging from a really strange post NYE sickness in which my nervous system itself went awry. Each time I moved I felt the fingernails-on-a-chalkboard sensation throughout my body. Eeesh! Nothing makes you appreciate your health, as well as friends and family like being sick and by yourself on the other side of the world! Ha! On the flip side, being bedridden prompted me to immerse myself in CRUX, the second novel in the Nexus trilogy, which is so trippy and engaging that I didn’t put it down until I finished it, which is also conveniently right around the time that I felt much better… If the following summary sounds good to you, check it out! “In a future not so far from ours, the ingestible and illegal drug/technology called Nexus can link human minds electronically, wirelessly, nearly telepathically. There are some who want to improve it, some who want to eradicate it, and others who just want to exploit it. From San Francisco to Bangkok, from Beijing to Delhi, Nexus is a thrill-ride through a world on the brink of explosion.”
STEP 1: Befriend Peng, a local Balinese fisherman.
STEP 2: Get invited to his house to meet his family.
STEP 3: Stay for an epic BBQ fish dinner!
… and now back on the road, bound for Amed on the north east tip of Bali to scuba dive some WW2 wrecks!