Kuta Sweats Sex

by Nick on December 3, 2006

by Nick | December 3rd, 2006  

Ever seen that movie ‘The Beach‘ staring Leonardo di Caprio? I love that first part of the movie, where he is exploring the Bangkok, steamy hot, wild and wonderful. The Kuta area in Bali is the closest thing to that kind of scene, with bamboo shacks like Warung 96 and Espresso Bar, together with Bounty, providing a traveler’s ghetto to escape into.

Leonardo Chen’s blog has an article by Denise Dowling, entitled ‘Kuta Sweats Sex‘, which talks about the scene in the eyes of a newcomer. It focuses on the western lady / local man scenario, which often gets blown out of proportion.

Seems to me Bali offers many people the chance of a different scene, a break from their normal responsibilities. We are so stressed out in the west, its not surprising romance with a stranger often happens.


Old Teak December 3, 2006 at 5:06 am

Hi Nick,

I know this is off topic!

What ever happened to word of the day? I loved that and it helped my Bahasa a lot. Getting the wife to teach me is the fastest way to divorce!

Arrive Xmas day!

Old Teak


Nick December 3, 2006 at 5:13 am

Word of the day somehow stopped. I think the most useful way to learn Indonesian is actually to learn complete sentences. I know for me, reading a dictionary was no help whatsoever.


STUART December 3, 2006 at 10:28 am

There is nothing wrong with boy meets girl / girl meets boy in bali , as long as they are a similar age and are slow i think good things can happen but every situation is different ,
i met a girl in bali and took things slowly for 3 years getting to know her, her family, her village over time returning to bali every 3 months or when i could and my parents also visited.
That girl is now my wife and we have 1 beautiful 3 year old daughter and a new baby to arrive in febuary.
My daughters middle name is lestari to be fair to her mothers heritage and she can sing many indonesian nursery rhymes due mostly to a tape we play in the car and not to my wife.
It took my wife/ girl at the time a long time to trust me but now she is more looked after by all my family then i am .
On my last visit to Bali i met a german couple who had a daughter who was with a boy from Medan , they didnt like him or the idea of them together but they also tried to tell me how old my daughter was because she is pretty smart for her age. Maybe they will work it out maybe not , but take it slow at first dont try to buy a girls love and if it is meant to be she will always be there for you .


Leonardo Chen December 23, 2006 at 4:04 am

Dear Nick,
I’m one of your fans :) I was so surprised when I found a back link from this ‘huge & famous’ blog. Thank you and Merry Christmas !
Leon C


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