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Introducing ...

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Michael Taylor in the lobby of the W Retreat and Spa Bali - Seminyak, where he spends 2 nights.

Michael Taylor, a self-described Accidental Travel Writer and a die-hard fan of the Oakland Raiders. After attending TBEX Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, he decides to stay behind and spend of couple of weeks exploring the Island of the Gods.

What I'm Reading

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Michael Taylor reads "Stormy With a Chance of Fried Friend" over breakfast at Fire at W Retreat and Spa Bali - Seminyak.

While I was at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, I bought "Stormy with a Chance of Fried Rice" by Pat Walsh, who describes the 12 months he spends in Jakarta, Indonesia, while editing a human rights report on Timor Leste.

In it he describes his encounters with ordinary Indonesians, from government bureaucrats to street hawkers to his maid.

His sharp wit and tremendous insight into the human psyche are refreshing.

Coming Events

A highly opinionated list of exciting upcoming events to challenge your mind and your body follows. Click on the pix for complete details.

Biletnikoff Crab Fest - San Ramon, California, 13 November 2015
Laguna Classic Amateur Golf Tournament - Danang, Vietnam, 13 - 14 November 2015.
Raiders Fan Convention - Oakland, California, 14 -15 November 2015
Grand Prix - Macau, 19 - 22 November 2015
Clockenflap - Hong Kong, 27 -29 November-
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Arts Festival - Hong Kong, 19 February - 20 March 2016
Raiders Fundraising Cruise for a Cause - 18 - 21 March 2016
International Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, 28 October - 1 November 2015
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