It was Helen and her boyfriend who introduced us to Freppo, but also to different nice places and restaurants. When i first met Helen, i was amazed by her nailstyle. Every nail had a different colour, i would call it a fruity french manicure. And the best is, that she is doing it on her own. She is one of the reasons, i directly felt comfortable and home so far from Germany. Artist: Madonna – Secret
We met at my 2nd day in Bagus Jaya, she was staying here for vacation. She took me to a very nice Warung and i copied everything she ordered and felt really good about it. So my first indonesian dish; rice, beans, fried chicken, spinach and a spicy red sauce, i shared with Helen and it was a briliant start for me, as i didnt know where to eat. Don’t get confused if you see the locals eating with there hand and please, if you try it, use only your right hand. As the left hand is considered as “dirty.” The answer for that is that most asian, african and arabian cultures don’t use toilet paper. They use the left hand. You might find this discusting right now, but in the end, it’s more hygienic.
Helen is from Jakarta, over there she runs a small shop with 2 employees who sell computer games. Every two, three months she visits Bali, mostly to see her boyfriend who is living here. When her business runs well, she loves to hang around the many malls in Jakarta, where i presume it is much colder than outside cause of AC’s. She said, that Jakarta is really good cause if you have money you can get whatever you want – but on the other side Bali is much safer according to criminal actions and not so crowdy. According to Helen, tourism in Indonesia still needs a lot more experience cause everything is so lame and feels not professional. Indonesia has so many more nice places to visit, but only a few people have the chance to travel, specially international.
In the evenings, we used to play “Domino” and listening to music. It was a shock to hear, that they are huge Modern Talking Fans and for them it was suprisngl that MT was a german band. But we agreed on songs from Madonna or M.I.A and enjoyd ourselfs.
Today Helen left and thank god i was up so early to hug her and say goodbye.
With her help, i know 5 Warungs now, one nice bar at the Double6 beach and how to play domino.
Get in touch with local people, they are friendly and nice and it well help you a lot to find a family far from home!