She Sells Seashells by the Seashore
JIMBARAN BAY ~ â€œBusiness is picking up,â€ Nyoman Susi, 63, who has been selling shells at Jimbaran Bay for the last 12 years, tells The Bali Times.
Susi, a feisty mother of three grown children whose husband works as a gardener in Kerobokan, says in her heyday she could sell a large shell for as much as Rp500,000 (US$54.91) to passing tourists from nearby hotels, notably the five-star Four Seasons nearby.
These days, she says, sheâ€™s lucky to take in Rp100,000 a day, though sheâ€™s hopeful for the future. (BT/WJF)
The Bali Times/William J. Furney
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