Tweet I spent a lot of time here -- the hotel swimming pool in Legian -- like in Dili, it's the rainy season in Bali, but I loved the overcast skies -- a break from the sun.
When not shopping, rafting or visiting bird and reptile parks, I was reading Christos Tsiolkas' book The Slap -- pool side - surrounded by friendly Australians. The book offers a glimpse into life in Melbourne in the double-aughts. It focuses on an incident at a party -- a slap -- and how it affects/changes the lives of the various characters. It's written by a Greek-Aussie. At times, I almost need a translation -- particularly when characters refer to "bogans" -- something along the lines of a redneck -- and when the writer uses the word "arvo" which is short for afternoon.
I highly recommend this book.
The poolside photo show Krishna riding behind Arjuna on his chariot -- the pool attendant is giving the horses a good cleaning.