This, believe it or not, is a hotel: this is your columnist's wife and child checking into the Royal Pitamaha in Ubud, Bali THIS IS AN IMPORTANT warning. NEVER speak while travelling. You may die of a misunderstanding. I guarantee that if you say “Good morning” with the wrong tone, it will actually mean “Kill me now” in at least one Chinese dialect.
Subscribe to Asia Sentinel to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.