In the spring of 2006, while staying for three weeks in Bali and Lombok, the author wrote short stories and columns every day on everything that he experienced. Freed from the daily drag of home and work, he arrived at thoughts that were surprisingly too good or too funny to keep to himself. It will also not escape the reader that this book was written against the backdrop of a country with which he has been in love with for years. Indonesia. Adriaan Ruinard was 23 years old when he first set his feet on Indonesian soil. This was in 2001, when he also wrote a travelogue. In 2006, he packed his bags once again to visit this beautiful country, determined to write this book. This is not a travelogue this time, but the thoughts of a man on the other side of the world.