Vyt’s Line

April 16, 2012

The Downside of Flying No-Frills, Part 2

By Vyt Karazija My return flight to Bali on JQ35 was scheduled for 6.45pm. I should have realised that I was – Read More...
April 10, 2012

The Downside of Flying No-Frills – No Plane!

By Vyt Karazija I’m not supposed to be here at my computer. It’s 11.05 pm on a Thursday, and I’m – Read More...
April 2, 2012

Behind the Smile, Suffering in Silence

By Vyt Karazija Her smile is radiant, her posture positive and her voice is warm and friendly. A true professional – Read More...
March 26, 2012

Not-so-Silent Day of Silence

By Vyt Karazija Nyepi Day – the “Day of Silence” – marks the Balinese New Year. It is both a – Read More...
March 12, 2012

Security Strictly by the Book

By Vyt Karazija Departing from Ngurah Rai, Bali’s international airport, is always a quirky experience. Even more so now, with – Read More...
March 5, 2012

Sleight-of-Hand at Every Corner

By Vyt Karazija I have just read a fascinating report from the state news agency Antara that warns that up – Read More...
February 27, 2012

No Crimson Faces Over Bali’s Red Tape

By Vyt Karazija The first few years in Bali drove me spare. The peculiar culture of slowness in offices, where – Read More...
February 20, 2012

Orders That Take the Biscuit

By Vyt Karazija Maybe it’s time for restaurant staff in Bali to get unionised. The more I find out about employer – Read More...
February 6, 2012

Working Without Weeping

By Vyt Karazija My young breakfast waitress comes over to the table. It’s only 9.30am but her face already shows – Read More...
January 23, 2012

Fully Charged for Cosmic Karma

By Vyt Karazija Breakfast complete, I lean back in my chair at the new cafe I’m trying out and puff – Read More...
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