Practical Paradise

September 19, 2011

Observations on Bali’s Curious Creature

By Richard Boughton Dogs in Bali are different from other dogs. You may say that the statement is obtuse. You may even say that the difference is merely due to – Read More...
October 3, 2011

Bite Out of Bali

By Richard Boughton My friend Adam Fenton, editor of Bali Style magazine, and a long-time resident of Java and Bali, has long been acquainted with the scourge of rabies in – Read More...
October 10, 2011

Amateur Hour in Bali’s Banking Sector

By Richard Boughton My wife has newly secured a job here in Bali, and that’s good news. She had recently been back to America for the same purpose but had – Read More...
October 17, 2011

Mystifying Bovine Dalliances

By Richard Boughton I had other things to write about, really – in fact a train of things, lined up like boxcars, each packed with its own particular load of – Read More...
October 31, 2011

Blinded by the Right

By Richard Boughton People are obstinate. There you have it. The encapsulation, in three words, of human behaviour. I reckon it ought to be the first sentence in every psychology – Read More...
November 14, 2011

To Be – Or Not

By Richard Boughton “What do you do here?” This is generally the eighth in a line of questions I am asked during the polite though somewhat unsettling and curiously thorough – Read More...
November 21, 2011

Forget Paris

By Richard Boughton Recently I was the unlikely guest of Rob Peetoom at the gala opening of his new Seminyak salon, along with festivities afterwards at the Metis restaurant. I – Read More...
November 29, 2011

Sanur Village Fiasco

By Richard Boughton Another community planning disaster, about 7.5 on the Richter scale, shook the little town of Sanur last week as the Sanur Village Festival, held at Sunrise Beach, – Read More...
December 5, 2011

Things That Keep Me Up at Night

By Richard Boughton “I’m one of those people,” writes Stephen King in his most recent novel, “who doesn’t really know what he thinks until he writes it down.” I can – Read More...
December 12, 2011

Our Liberty Going Up in Smoke

By Richard Boughton You’ve got to be kidding me. A no-smoking law passed in Bali? It can’t be, and yet it is apparently so. Soon hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, government – Read More...
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