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"Our language is funny--a fat chance and a slim chance are the same thing." -- J. Gustav White

279--Bali: Volcanos and Drag Queens
@ Book & Movie Reviews     Feb 24 2005 - 10:40 PST
cherie writes: There is a certain yin-yang balance in all life. The Balinese believe, as I do, that opposites compliment each other. Hannah and I (a yin-yang friendship) decided to combine forces in Bali and hiked one of the country’s highest active volcanoes at sunrise only to hike down and attend Bali’s Miss Drag Queen 2005 the very same night.

We awoke at 1:30 am and headed towards the active Ganung Batur near Kintamani, Bali. Then we climbed the volcano under the soft light of 80 billion stars and the strong light of our local guide’s torch. Sadly, the clouds obscured our view of what might have been a startling and spectacular sunrise. Still, Hannah and I enjoyed the cool volcanic breezes laced with sulfur and the hike down through small volcanic farming villages.

After a long shower, Hannah and I headed into town to watch Miss Bali Drag Queen 2005 held at Q-Bar in Seminyak. We were about the only “authentic” ladies in the crowd. The lady-boys loved us and showered us with attention. The highlight of the night was when one of the Queens poured tequila in Hannah’s mouth straight from the bottle. We laughed so hard our stomach muscles ached as much as our weary legs.

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Cherie and Hannah at the top of Gunung Batur, one of Bali's active volcanoes.

Cherie and Hannah at the top of Gunung Batur, one of Bali's active volcanoes.

Looking down.

Looking down.

Higher than the clouds!

Higher than the clouds!

On the way down the volcano.

On the way down the volcano.

Following the path of old lava flows.

Following the path of old lava flows.

Scenery as we decend the volcano.

Scenery as we decend the volcano.

Hannah and our Balinese guide.

Hannah and our Balinese guide.

Local farmers capitalize on the rich volcanic soil.

Local farmers capitalize on the rich volcanic soil.

Cherie on the hike down.

Cherie on the hike down.

A local farm.

A local farm.

Cherie and Hannah.

Cherie and Hannah.

Farming onions.  (Don't kiss a Balinese farmer!)

Farming onions. (Don't kiss a Balinese farmer!)

A freshly planted field.

A freshly planted field.

Which one doesn't fit in the photo?

Which one doesn't fit in the photo?

All in a days work.

All in a days work.

They must be thinking: Those white girls sure look silly carrying things on their back!

They must be thinking: Those white girls sure look silly carrying things on their back!

Volcano farmers.

Volcano farmers.

After a long hike, Hannah relaxes in the volcanic spring water.

After a long hike, Hannah relaxes in the volcanic spring water.

Fresh hot springs feed into this pool by Lake Batur.

Fresh hot springs feed into this pool by Lake Batur.

Relaxing tired muscles.

Relaxing tired muscles.

Warm water massages the aches out of my tired muscles.

Warm water massages the aches out of my tired muscles.

Strange trees.

Strange trees.

Red and purple flowers scream color out of the jagged volcanic rock.

Red and purple flowers scream color out of the jagged volcanic rock.

Lake Batur.

Lake Batur.

The view from a distance.

The view from a distance.

The fine details of an interesting flower.

The fine details of an interesting flower.

Miss Drag Queen, Bali 2005

Miss Drag Queen, Bali 2005

"She" was crowned the winner.

"She" was crowned the winner.

The talent portion of the show begins.

The talent portion of the show begins.

Contestant #3.

Contestant #3.

Runway model #6.

Runway model #6.

The winner and still champion!

The winner and still champion!

Singing her heart out.

Singing her heart out.

The judges were also "lady boys."

The judges were also "lady boys."

She owns that song.

She owns that song.

Getting into the groove.

Getting into the groove.

Sing it girl!

Sing it girl!

Fighting for the title.

Fighting for the title.

Everyone wants the crown.

Everyone wants the crown.

Lady boys in the crowd.

Lady boys in the crowd.

Where's the rest of her outfit?

Where's the rest of her outfit?

Hannah with a drag queen.

Hannah with a drag queen.

A drag queen pouring tequila down wee Hannah's mouth.

A drag queen pouring tequila down wee Hannah's mouth.

Girls just want to have fun.

Girls just want to have fun.

Hannah and "Aretha."

Hannah and "Aretha."

Girls on stage.

Girls on stage.

Her hair is just like mine--orange and curly.

Her hair is just like mine--orange and curly.

Perhaps I should avoid the close-ups.

Perhaps I should avoid the close-ups.

The contestants.

The contestants.

Is she about to gab my butt?

Is she about to gab my butt?

More singing.

More singing.