Last Week in Tabanan. Bali Indonesia 44

The Last Week in Tabanan. 

This is my last week in Tabanan. It has been quite the journey, I have loved getting to know people in the community. So far the community and Tabanan the village, I’m staying in, has been absolutely amazing.

I think the biggest thing for me is the sense of community. There are chores to be done and people get together for clean-ups of the beach, and prayers at the temple. What I have found is that there’s peace amongst everybody and they are happy, although I’m sure they have their own problems. 

Kids Can be Kids!

This is a place where children run free, play on the beach, get dirty, and muddy yet no one gets upset. It’s part of life and getting together for sunset is something that everybody enjoys. The other interesting part was that everybody brings snacks, but not the type of snacks that you and I would think of, it’s fruit.

The kids run around on the beach, collecting wood, playing with sticks, riding in the sand, and getting all dirty in general playing in the river it’s all part of life.

Much Like Rural Places in North America.

I think of myself as coming from Toronto. It’s a big city, yet I lived in Caledon, a smaller community outside of Toronto. It feels more like the countryside in North America, with less competition here and everybody’s happy with what they have. It’s all they can get, as there is very little job hunting here. There is nothing that to strive for that is out of their league because they will not attain it.

What I have found is that what little they have doesn’t mean that they’re poor. They are content and it’s a big difference from what I found in other places in the world. When the community gets together, they share everything from food to fish and collecting of firewood and wood for recycling and decoration.

Great Community.

They consider the beach is there a beach it’s the community is the temple near there where they do the prayers it’s considered their beach. People are welcome to use it or borrow it to surf on the waves, but it’s considered theirs.

I have worked in a laundromat, done interviews, and met some very interesting people. Today I’m going to work in the coconut factory and I’m ready to get dirty.

People say that my hands will be sore and I’m sure I’ll be sweating like a pig but I’m going to have fun. All this is going to go into the blog, onto my TikTok and I’m going to live like a local which I’ve been doing as best as I could up to now.

From riding a scooter, and mixing and mingling with local villagers, it has been quite the adventure in Tabanan. I look forward to my next stop, which is to be in Jimbaran Bali.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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