Bourdain’s Field Notes

People who’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love—who were inspired to come to Bali and do yoga—they have a romantic notion. They want to improve their lives in a physical and spiritual way. They would like to have an experience that they can remember.

But if you come to Bali and it looks exactly like Cancun and Miami, why the f*** get on a plane all the way to Bali? Am I bitter? Am I just old? Do I just have a predisposition, an instinctive hatred of young people? Perhaps. In the words of Baba Ram Dass, “Be here now.” But I am here now.

So this too is Bali, I guess. Or it is now.

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