No papaya for breakfast today. Wayan, our manager, does the shopping in the morning and could find little to none in the markets. There's a big ceremony on and the fruit is used in offerings. It's all been snatched up by the people who are temple-bound. We've seen women in the streets making little bamboo trays in which they put flowers, small change and fruit. Offerings range from very simple to incredibly complex sky-scrapers affairs incorporating whole fruit and bouquets of flowers. Watching the women carry these constructions on their heads we are always amazed at their sense of balance and their excellent posture.
We'll be going to the local temple today wearing our sarongs and sashes as religious custom dictates. It'll be a big day all over Bali.