Vyt’s Line

February 12, 2010

How the Little Things Can Bug You

By Vyt Karazija It’s the little things in Bali that bug you. The broad brush-strokes of life on this island – the weather, the culture, the prices, the freedom – – Read More...
February 19, 2010

JETPLAN – Bali’s Strange Design and Construction Philosophy

I am beginning to suspect that Bali not only originated a unique approach to engineering and construction, but could well be leading the world in its implementation. For months I – Read More...
February 26, 2010

Money, Money, Money

By Vyt Karazija After living here for a while, it’s inevitable that you develop relationships with the locals. Casual friendships are formed, conversational interludes become more frequent and before you – Read More...
March 5, 2010

Reign of Rain

By some incredible quirk of marketing by vacation-industry mandarins, the “high season” for visitors to Bali has been mandated to coincide with the rainy season. Everyone knows that, but they – Read More...
March 12, 2010

Life without Consequences

By Vyt Karazija The concepts of consequences and responsibility seem deeply ingrained in village culture in Bali – especially in its ceremonial, spiritual and community aspects. Yet this awareness often – Read More...
March 19, 2010

No Need to Stir Up a Hornets’ Nest

By Vyt Karazija When one’s world gets out of kilter in Bali, instant action is not always called for. Given time, the universe will happily sort things out for you. – Read More...
March 26, 2010

Beach Bum in the Hot Seat

By Vyt Karazija The behaviour of some visitors to Bali continues to stagger and amaze. Sometimes youthful (and not so youthful) high jinks cross over into the territory of disrespect; – Read More...
April 2, 2010

Why Getting a Taxi Can Give You the Blues

By Vyt Karazija There’s no doubt that the taxi business in Bali is a viciously competitive game. Companies not only have to compete against each other, but with hordes of – Read More...
April 9, 2010

When Your Swimming Pool Leaks, Admit Nothing

By Vyt Karazija It rains heavily in Bali, which means that plants which are less than robust get quite a battering. Maybe one is supposed to leave them to collapse – Read More...
April 16, 2010

Why the Police Will Never Get ‘Safety Riding’ to Work

Tactical solutions to strategic problems never work. It is useless to treat symptoms without addressing the cause, and legislators who think that increasing punitive traffic regulations will solve Bali’s traffic – Read More...
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