Off I go.
I am creating a new hashtag. #countercontent and here is why.
Funny enough, I missed my departure from Alindra Villas by a day. I had to evacuate in a few hours pretty much since I was off by 24 hours. It was a mad rush to pack up things and clean out the fridge to the best of my abilities. Pack the laundry up that my bro had left, saying he will be back. When, I am not sure, but his stuff will be clean at least.
I am taking off to Ubud with two backpacks and whatever fits under the seat of my scooter since I am travelling light. I will eventually get around to buying a car. Now I am much more comfortable using a scooter and it sure cuts down on travel time.
I bought a few things such as a tripod and a phone holder so I can record a few more things for social media content. The same content I complained about in the earlier episode, but… I am going to call this counter content. I just came up with that as I was typing and I kinda like it. #countercontent that is not about what the foreigners see. It is content aimed at what the locals see about foreigners. How they see their life, business and how things have changed.
How will it all go?
I have no clue. I know that locals find it interesting when foreigners speak Bahasa, the local language. I know locals find it funny when the Bule people eat spicy food and all. But I am going to try and interview them and that is a bit of a twist.
Calling it #countercontent is all about how they live versus the content of sightseeing as a foreigner. Thus, I may fall flat on my face, but we shall see how it all ties together. I am going to set up my friends for content and see if they want to join. Being asked questions by a foreigner is something they are used to, but we are not shopping and haggling. Since I have a few friends in Jimbaran, Kuta, Ubud and Kintamani areas, I am going to start with them.
One key thing to know about Bali is that nothing is far by kilometres/distance. It is far by commute times. It may be 14 kilometres, but you will take 30 minutes to get there. Yet today Bali the traffic is a fraction of what it used to be. I laugh at people complaining about travel after COVID since pre-COVID it was 10 times worse.
I am staying 10 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of Ubud and as I settle in, I’ll let you know how things are going. So far, I know the air conditioner is working and I have hot water for a shower. I know, I know, I am Canadian, but I hate the cold. Call me a wimp, I don’t care.
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