bintang schmintang..

we didn’t go to bali to sit on the beach & slug $0.50 beers while wearing bintang tank tops – getting our nails did, & getting massaged by 14 hula girls at the same time is not our bag baby.. as fun as that sounds, we wanted to explore what we thought the real bali might be like.. we stumbled onto Gusti, a local taxi driver & spent a whole day driving around the hills of Bali.. It was sooooo great to get the perspective of a local.. As well as seeing amazing landscapes  we saw a another completely beautiful side of Bali – we spent all day picking Gusti’s brain about Bali life, family life – his life..

Gusti & his wife have one young son.. They’re thinking maybe they might only have one child so they can afford to give him a really good education.. He washes & polishes his taxi every day.. it was the cleanest taxi in the world..  T: “so Gusti, how did you learn english so well?”, G: “by driving a taxi.”, T: “cooool.”

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todd hunter mcgawbali rice paddy

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our friend Marcus insisted we visit Nuri's for allegedly the best BBQ pork ribs in the world.. CONFIRMED! (thanks Marcus)

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"strange things are afoot at the circle K.."

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Lades & Todd’s excellent adventure

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30 August 2011 - 7:11 pm

Lucent Imagery The dude with the big eyes is totally rocking the bearded look.

26 July 2011 - 4:17 pm

Nicole Hastings Oh my! Beautiful!

14 July 2011 - 10:26 am

michele bowman such a beautiful country. what a glorious adventure!! i hope to one day, see that side of the world.

12 July 2011 - 10:41 pm

Justin Dude, love your creative vision & the (nerdy but cool) reference from Bill & Ted’s…

6 July 2011 - 10:26 am

Kellee Ooh very niiiice!

4 July 2011 - 3:55 am

Jason Love that last quote, but you missed a word…. :o)

Also, is that Gandalf the master wizard?

3 July 2011 - 7:13 pm

Andre Elhay Love the inverted rice padi/clouds shots. Just love it.

3 July 2011 - 5:52 am

Kyle Doesn’t that make you want to help Gusti? It kills me not to be able to pay for an education for every family that wants it for their children. I think that’s the hardest thing about traveling to lower income nations.

2 July 2011 - 12:03 pm

Pobsicle dang. i want bbq ribs. and hula girls massaging me. and rice field experiences. beautimous, my dear mcgaws. xoxo

1 July 2011 - 11:17 pm

Andy Gaines Great as always! But ESPECIALLY loving the Bill & Ted reference. Most Excellent :)

1 July 2011 - 2:07 pm

Fernando I want to go to there ;)

1 July 2011 - 1:10 pm

Biccie love! Love! LOVE! Pining for another Asian adventure now!

BIC

P.s. “69 dude!”

1 July 2011 - 12:44 pm

Jules Raddddd! Wee bit jealous :-]

1 July 2011 - 12:29 pm

Breezi all these images are absolutely stunning – especially the sunset over the ocean!

1 July 2011 - 12:18 pm

samm blake awesome shots guys! you make me want to explore the different side of bali then the one ive already seen :)