Bali, the Wind Whispers Your Name

Continental is offering a great vacation package deal to Bali right now. Only $399 for hotel and airfare. I guess the Lord provides – Bali is where I originally wanted to go for Thanksgiving and now the opportunity has arisen.

When I mentioned my plan to a couple people, their reaction was incredulous. “Why would you go there? It’s not safe with the bombing.” I wonder if people made that statement about New York City last year. To me, Bali is one of the safest, friendliest places on the planet. I was shocked and dismayed at the bombing last month. I’ve been to the Sari Club a number of times. But will I feel unsafe in Bali? Not in the least.

The terrible thing about the bombing is the disaster it has wrought upon the Balinese. There was a letter to the editor of today’s PDN, “Bali Cries,” which describes how the people of Bali are terrified that this terrorist attack will destroy their tourism industry and the livelihoods of most of the population.