This family lived in this small shack just a few hundred metres from our luxury Villa in Lovina.
I couldn't get over the absurdity of it. It's a clear demonstration of the economic disparity between Balinese people & the tourists who rent or own these luxury Villa's.
We got to know the staff who worked in our Villa, really warm friendly people and I'm pretty sure they were paid and treated well by the western owners. One guy in particular told us one night that his wife made board shorts for Ripcurl or Quicksilver or some other company. I can't remember how much he told us she got paid but it was buttons, nothing, nada. 20c an item rings a bell.
So many people travel to Bali to stay in these luxury Villa's and don't ever see this side of Indonesia. I found it interesting to scratch beneath the surface and discover a little bit of the real Bali.
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