Bali Bikers

Many people ride motorbikes: here a local has been to the market and a tourist/expat is zipping down the main street in Ubud

Here comes the waterman and a school kid riding home

Pizza delivery

Mom and child--yikes, no helmet!

Dressed for a temple ceremony

Some people still ride bicycles

Schoolgirl getting a ride

The boys

Sales person with his stock on his bicycle

The main streets are loaded with motorbikes

Boy on motorbike

Look at the bike in the back: four are riding on it

Four seems to be the limit on a motorbike

Not everyone is on a bike

While there is action on the streets, this message outside a school wall reminds us to "Have a nice day."


About reneeriley

Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

2 responses to “Bali Bikers”

  1. Denise Guerin says :

    Hi Renee,
    Hope you had a great few days with Johnny before you left. Barry certainly sounded very happy on the last voicemail I got from him. How was your trip back to China – hope it warmed up some for you!

    • reneeriley says :

      Hi Denise: I’m sitting here in my bedroom wearing four layers–and the heat is on. When I go out into the living room here in China, I can see my breath! However, some of the trees are budding, and spring should be arriving soon. School started here on Monday; both my classes and my schedule are good. I did get to see Johnny for a few days and am very happy about that. He and Barry seem to be having a great time in Ubud. I hope everything is going well for you and your family. Aloha, Renee

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