Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Is Nasty & It Made Me Cry

Derek Indonesia, Personal Stuff 151 Comments

Hunched over, with my hands on my knees, I tried to breathe but found it difficult. My head was pounding, I was covered in sweat despite the air-conditioner blasting cold air throughout the room and the dizziness made it difficult for me to even remain standing. I remember mumbling some nonsense. I remember a tear or two or three dropping …

Negative tourism in Bali

When Tourism Goes Terribly Wrong

Derek Indonesia, Perspectives 271 Comments

(Note: I was planning to spend some time in Thailand over the next two months but my plans have suddenly changed for a few reasons that I won’t go into now. After making a quick stop in Bali, I’m now actually headed back to the US. More to come about this change soon.) Warning: This post contains strong and potentially …