14 Responses

  1. sharoiinbali@gmail.com
    sharoiinbali@gmail.com July 14, 2015 at 11:39 am |

    you are so freeking funny – i love you !

  2. jayclair
    jayclair July 15, 2015 at 12:12 am |

    Great post!

  3. Karl
    Karl July 15, 2015 at 1:14 am |

    Nailed it

  4. Nasser sultan
    Nasser sultan July 15, 2015 at 1:49 am |

    What a great great story

  5. poopsiegirl
    poopsiegirl July 15, 2015 at 2:01 am |

    From one half-bogan to another, I think I love you. Thank you for writing this so I don’t have to make the effort, you’re a champ. xo

  6. Barbie
    Barbie July 15, 2015 at 4:22 am |

    Good onya mate….

  7. Wendy
    Wendy July 15, 2015 at 6:01 am |

    Well done. Sums it all up nicely

  8. Jen
    Jen July 15, 2015 at 11:42 am |

    bravo, you summed it up perfectly!!

  9. Corrina
    Corrina July 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm |

    I’m just kicking myself for procrastinating on NOT booking to be there …to get “stranded” in the first place ..running joke now is that I’ll probably use that excuse in future trips

  10. carmen
    carmen July 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm |

    classic journalism!!

  11. Leanne
    Leanne July 16, 2015 at 2:42 am |

    Love your sense of humour! Been to Bali many times myself and feel deeply sorry for the Balinese having to put up with these whingers for any longer than they have to.

  12. Brandy Alexander
    Brandy Alexander July 16, 2015 at 3:47 am |

    This is the best thing I’ve seen all day! Thank you for the laughs!!

  13. balisouljournals
    balisouljournals July 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm |

    It would be funny except you say that those complaining that Indonesian flights were flying were somehow wrong. I was in Bangkok on Sunday. In fact, I enjoyed 12 hours at the airport, very calmly and like all other passengers, with understanding. It was simply not their fault. (Their communication was shite and last time I checked the flight status update is still at 12 July even though there were many delays through to 14 July…but that’s another issue.)

    I spoke to the co-pilot moments after Jetstar decided to NOT fly. We were all about to board. Air Asia were okay with flying. I expressed my nervousness. One flies, one doesn’t. At night. Who is right? Who can tell?

    The co-pilot said that she was nervous, as she had two children. She seriously looked like she did not want to get on that flight.

    We changed flights.

    I live in Bali. I am an author on Bali. I do get your humour in most of what you say. But those who were expressing disbelief in the inconsistency? You were not standing in their shoes when you have the track record of Australia’s aviation history vs that of Indonesia’s.

    I got onto a plane and half an hour in, heard banging and noise that sent my heart shivering. We were off-loading fuel. The flight had taken off AFTER the Bali airport was closed. We could not land with a full tank, so flew around for a coupla hours to make sure we could do so safely.

    I do appreciate your humour. But there are bits that jar. Personally, I only saw one idiotic woman from Perth who claimed it was a joke and she would never return to Bali. Seriously. We are glad for that. Mt Raung did us all a favour, at the expense of many to ensure she stays away.

    Overall, I have seen most travelers to be balanced.

    And hope you take this as it is meant. Balance. The whingers will always whinge about their privileges being stripped away by Mother Nature.

    And thank you for the smiles. A Bali Bogan that erupts is worth gold to watch…so much more material.

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