In this episode I share my experience of learning to ride a motorbike (well, scooter) on the mean streets of Bali. Okay, so not exactly mean, but pretty freaking hectic for sure.
I talk about:
- The 4 big reasons I was avoiding riding a scooter
- What prompted me to just go for it
- The learning process
- The speed pact I made with myself
- Filling up with petrol
- The infamous Canggu shortcut
- Riding in the rain
- The single most amazing place I visited
- Insurance, driving licenses and other necessities
- My tips for people thinking of doing the same
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Here is the (in)famous Canggu shortcut:
Here is the Canggu Community Facebook group, which is an essential contact point between foreigner visitors and local Balinese people. Also for regular photos of the shortcut.
My comment about being in a state of ‘flow’ (which I arguably wasn’t by the way, as I was way too much of a beginner) is a reference to something outlined in the well-known book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
This is my blog post on Sidemen, which you should definitely visit. Sidemen, that is, although you should definitely read my blog post too, obviously.
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