After 3 days in the busy urban city of Kuala Lampur, we relocated to the busy island city of Kuta, Bali, home of the most persistent and relentless salespeople you will ever meet..."Hey brudah...what you need...have look...cheap, cheap." Erik finally resorted to tickling the touts who would block the sidewalk for a sale. Kuta is kind of a beach ghetto, but it was oddly addictive. So much cheap stuff (I bought a brand new epoxy surfboard for $325), surf, comfy accomidations, and lots of nightlife. Erik drove us in a right sided stick shift jeep driving in left sided traffic, to the northern part of Bali to see some waterfalls. After a week in Bali we went east to the island of Lombok which is a much slower paced version of Bali. The people there a so sweet, the surf is clean and everywhere, and the landscape is pristine, green, and not very developed. Yesterday we boated over to the Gili Islands, which are some super tiny islands off of Lombok. There are no motorized vehicles here, only horsedrawn carts, which is really nice for a change. In a a week we will be in Vietnam...we'll keep you posted.