How can you lie back and think of England / When you Don’t Even Know who’s in the Team
The flight from Bali to
Somehow we ended up in Little Odessa.
Large groups of Russians in
I’ve walked into restaurants to find the whole place reserved under various Slavic names, and I’m told that the hotels find Russian guests to be well paying, polite and generally agreeable. And the working girls contribute to the poolside somewhat. They add to the colour and flavour of this island I guess.
I’m generally fairly nonchalant about flying; I’ve done so much in recent years. Get on, read, listen to music (this time Billy Bragg did the trick mostly), decline the food, get off. Its all pretty much habit and I tend to rather ignore most other people on the aircraft. However, as a rule, I don’t expect swarms of low level Russian gangsters on the plane, with their young trophy wives and little Boris and Ivana in tow. I’ve usually flown Singapore Air on this route and this is the first time on the Indonesian national carrier so maybe it’s the routine here but, whatever, it provided a bit of a humorous distraction to the flight.
Heavy, cheap, leather jackets are rather unusual in
I guess you had to be there. I’m glad I was.
But, as Brigid said, there is something missing. I’m hoping to be in
And talking of small nations punching above their weight, this whole
What perplexes me most is the exhibited xenophobia on the part of, not only the US right, from whom you would expect this, but the self proclaimed Liberals who are also screaming security threat loudly. Whilst it’s an obvious way to get at Bush, and anything that knocks another ding in the armour of that prick has its merits, this time I have to want to say stop (not that anyone will listen of course).
Sadly this has more to do with the fact that this company is Arab and Muslim owned than any real threat to anything. If this company were taking over similar ports in the
No, the only fact that seems to matter is the racial grouping of the owners of the company.
If there is any further indication of how far Osama has affected the psyche of