Thursday, December 23, 2010

Journal Jottings

Some more jottings from the past week or so...

Had my first gin & tonic in a month the other day. It cost $6, more than I've paid for most nights lodging... Not sure if there is some psychological reason behind this, but I really really enjoyed the 3 books I read on this trip: (1) A House in Bali by Colin McPhee, (2) Coming into the Country by John McPhee, (3) A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway... Jakarta airport has a beautiful setting with open air concourses strung with massive chandeliers and air-conditioned gate areas overlooking flowering tree filled courtyards... Magic mushrooms are openly sold both on Gili Trawangan and at Lake Toba. I have not tried...