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The Age of Stupid, Irrational Fear

Why is this beach in Bali almost empty? This recent picture was taken at Legian Beach, normally crowded during the peak of the tourist season.

Is it because COVID is such a danger in Indonesia? No, a relatively tiny number of people have died of COVID in Indonesia, far fewer than die in car accidents, from heart disease, cancer, or any number of causes.

Is it because the Indonesian government is exercising reasonable prudence based on sound scientific evidence? No.

It’s because the world has gone mad, and fear overwhelms every rational thought, and every other consideration.

This time in history will not be known as the time that COVID reigned; it will be known as the time that people around the world panicked and inflicted “cures” that were far worse than the disease.

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Remembering the Good Times

When so many of us are stuck at home, it’s good to remember the good times we’ve had in the past while traveling, and we’ll have again in the future.

To help you along on that journey, we’ll include one of our reader’s comments about her last year in Bali:

“The last year was that good because of all the beauty that I witnessed, diving at night in Amed for hours being mesmerized by bioluminescence, surfing in the most beautiful places by the rocks, so many times, so many sunsets, so many times going in the ocean during the first light, under the moon, watching the sky full of starts endless times, meeting so many truly incredible human beings, so much salt on the skin, so much time spent on the sand laughing and smiling, so many adventures, it’s that “unbearable lightness of being”, not to mention love, of course. But here even just driving from the hill down to your favorite cafe to have coffee feels like a dream in the endless summer.”

The beach may be empty right now, but it’s full of memories. And plans for your future.

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waka hotels

The central part of Bali is overcrowded. But just an hour away you’ll find really nice resorts where you can still live the Bali dream, like
@wakahotels. Unspoiled beach, quiet, and the restaurant view is just like this picture portrays it; look right onto the crashing waves.