Bali-The Phantom Soap Eater


April 1992

Didn’t sleep too well last night. The minute we turned the lights off things started to rustle. My travelling companion and I managed to convince each other we weren’t doing it and then switched on the light.

Video about Ubud Town, Bali

Source: Lime Wave,

Our concern had been heightened by the fact that previously my friend had discovered that some creature had taken a huge bite out of her soap.

From the size of the bite and the volume of the noises we had been hearing, we had decided it must be a rat*. We had tried to convince ourselves it was outside, but a particularly loud noise came from under my friend’s bed and caused her to scream and me to turn the torch on in alarm. My friend had been concerned it might be trying to eat her flip flops as well as her soap. In the end we decided to sleep with the light on. This had quietened Roland’s (our name for our unwelcome room-mate) escapades.

I got a postcard from a friend who was in Bali,

I’ll Follow The Sun-The Beatles

shortly after college. That postcard had sat on the fridge for ages, despite the fact I was really mad at the sender at the time but time heals all wounds and I liked to look at the postcard.

I Go To Sleep Pretenders I have always loved this song.

It had made him feel closer somehow. I must have lost it in all the moving about over the years. I never had a photo but then I have never really needed one, as his face was plastered all over the web.

I am learning gradually that you don’t really get that mad at somebody, unless you really care.

*We stayed in pretty basic accomodation. We were after all backpackers out for new experiences, although we hadn’t bargained on this one.

The Siberian Hamster-Fawlty Towers

Source:Fawlty’s Vault


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