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3 Travel Bloggers Survive Torrential Rains

 

(left to right) Chris, Gary, Me

I found nomad4ever.com in early 2007, when I first entered the world of travel blogging.  The man behind the scenes is Chris, a German expat who retired in his early 30's to live the good life in Southeast Asia.  After a stint in Thailand, he moved to Bali where he's been living for about a year with his girlfriend.

Gary from Everything-Everywhere.com responded to a post I made on BootsNAll, and since we would be in Bali at the same time, arranged to meet up.  Gary is about 12 months into a 3-year trip around the world.  He thoroughly covered the tiny island nations of the Pacific, and is now tackling Indonesia and Australia.  Check out the Google map on his blog if you can – very cool!

I hung out with Gary for a day before all three of us met up at the Kuta Food Court across from the beach.  The food was good, and the conversation fantastic.  Three guys talking about the life on Bali, Indonesia, various cultures, working life…and the desire to abandon it for travel!

Rain rain rain

Before anyone got to the food court, torrential rains began and it guaranteed we'd be almost the only patrons.  We didn't care though – just kept talking and drinking Bintang beers as the staff used a broom to push the rain water off of the tarp above us every 10 minutes.

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Chris

Thursday 14th of February 2008

Hi Dave, I can only confirm that we had a ball of a time chit-chatting the time away with you. Okay the weather - but surely we had the most wet day of the whole rainy season in Bali so far. But somehow it felt quite cozy under the tarp, especially with a few beer washing down our throats. I'm even sure I saw Noah's Ark passing somewhere at the horizon. :lol:

It was nice meeting you in person and all the best for your further ventures and next destinations. Keep the posts and fantastic pictures coming, we can't wait to read your adventures!

Cheers from Bali,

Chris http://www.nomad4ever.com Life is what you make it!

Chris

Thursday 14th of February 2008

Hi Dave, I can only confirm that we had a ball of a time chit-chatting the time away with you. Okay the weather - but surely we had the most wet day of the whole rainy season in Bali so far. But somehow it felt quite cozy under the tarp, especially with a few beer washing down our throats. I'm even sure I saw Noah's Ark passing somewhere at the horizon. :lol:

It was nice meeting you in person and all the best for your further ventures and next destinations. Keep the posts and fantastic pictures coming, we can't wait to read your adventures!

Cheers from Bali,

Chris http://www.nomad4ever.com Life is what you make it!

Kango Suz

Wednesday 13th of February 2008

How awesome! I love meeting up with the bloggers whose blogs I read regularly. It is like meeting a celebrity, except turns out they're normal folk! Awesome.

So hey, if I ditch the work, the responsibilities and jump on a plane, want to have coffee? (not actually going to happen, but it'd be nice!)

Dave

Thursday 14th of February 2008

Sure thing, my treat. ;)

Janet Butler

Wednesday 13th of February 2008

Dave, I love your blog. I can't wait to go traveling all over the world! Bryan, I'm a reader of the Costa Rica HQ blog too! Nice to meet a fellow reader at another blog. I just love travel blogs. :grin:

Dave

Wednesday 13th of February 2008

Thanks Janet!!!

Janet Butler

Thursday 14th of February 2008

Dave, I love your blog. I can't wait to go traveling all over the world! Bryan, I'm a reader of the Costa Rica HQ blog too! Nice to meet a fellow reader at another blog. I just love travel blogs. :grin:

Dave

Thursday 14th of February 2008

Thanks Janet!!!

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