Bali: sidewalks – Always look down!

22 02 2013

My friend asked me if everything is beautiful in Bali, like my photos imply… The answer is no, it does have some of the trash and sewage problems as other third world countries, although probably less. I did a little series of photos on the treacherous sidewalks in Ubud. I quickly learned to always look down when walking, as the sidewalk slabs and frequent grates are laid over the storm drains at the side of the roads, and they don’t seem to get repaired too quickly… Sort of a strange post, but I think you’ll understand why you have to look down!

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23 02 2013
Fran Belvin

Whew, treacherous is right! We take our infrastructure for granted here. Thanks for rounding out the Bali experience for us!

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23 02 2013
Cindy Kindlien

Those sidewalks look treacherous. The picture with the grate missing reminded me of the story about a 10 year old boy who stepped off the curb in Duluth, Minnesota last June when they had massive flooding due to about 10 inches of rain in 3 or 4 hours. The whole town sustained extensive damage. The little boy disappeared into a storm sewer and traveled about a mile through the storm sewer. He got scraped up pretty good and was spit out in a park where a DNR guy just happened to be there. He helped the little boy find his then frantic mother. It was a miracle that he didn’t drouwn.

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