Monday, October 20, 2008

Right at the Gado Gado stand

Currently our internet connection is inconsistent, weak, random and sketchy. Roadrunner it isn't! So to post to my blog, I have to walk about two miles to the nearest internet cafe. I take a right at the Gado Gado stand at the end of the street and walk towards town fending off all my new vendor friends as I go. Once you look you are dead and if you touch something you had better get your wallet out. Some remind me that I said "I'll come back" so reluctantly I agree to check out their wares. Before long they are wrapping sarongs around you right and left. They are the sweetest, nicest, gentlest people so it can be quite fun. I've bought/haggled a few things along my route. There is usually a lot of whining on both sides until we settle on a price. I bought a sarong today for $3. I wonder how low I can go...

7 comments:

peachtreeart said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. It looks like you had a lot of fun and made many good friends with the 4 legged creatures!

A Brush with Color said...

These are going to be such fun to see as you add new things--they're great!

Shirley said...

Love to see your new surroundings and this painting is great! As hard as it seems to be for you to upload, please know that your drawings are really appreciated and fun for us to see. Your trip to Bali may be my only way to see it!

Anonymous said...

Love your outfit---I want the back pack---I'm enjoying this so much---where do I find Maine skerches which I do, too---I'm a Maine born woman and I love the coast E J Mordasky

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful page. Really impressed by the figure especially considering you sketched from imagination.

Linda said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like you're having a great time there. The shopping would be fun, especially at those prices. The paintings and the storytelling are fantastic -- you will have to put them all together in a book (like Danny did) when you are ready to come back to Maine.
I guess that meanwhile we'll all sit here in the cold and dark in the USA and read your blog, warmed by envy ...
:-D

kazumiwannabe said...

Your drawing is great - must be a wonderful place.