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Spa Betty Series: Manicure And Pedicure For A Hindu Heretic

November 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The day before my wedding, I decide to give Sicilia Spa another go. But this time for a pretty little manicure and pedicure so the tips of my limbs will be tastefully decorated for the big day. Travel Boyfriend and [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Foot Massage Leads To Sighting Of First Americans

November 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Still in Ubud and eager to have an honest-to-goodness reflexology treatment, I stroll into Kenko Reflexology. I’m the only one in there, but it’s early in the morning, so I figure I didn’t just wander into a big mistake. I don’t. A young man named Putu seats me in a reclinable chair and gingerly washes [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Mini-Massage Provides Major Enjoyment

November 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments

On vacation from my vacation, I find myself up in Ubud, Bali’s cultural center. I’m staying at Taman Rahasia (aka. Bali Secret Garden) located just outside enough from the center of town to make it annoying. Unlike the Kuta area, there are no metered taxis in Ubud. That means you’ve got to haggle with every [...]

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Spa Betty Series: 3 (Almost 4) Massages In One Day. Oh My!

November 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments

In order to keep myself from having to go to the spa every day while I’m here (too much pressure for a vacation!), I’m allowing myself to double and triple up treatments when necessary. Just so long as I get 30 in by the end of my trip, I’ll consider this whole experiment a success.So [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: 2nd Base On Day Two. Things Move Fast In Bali

October 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

After yesterday’s rough and tumble massage, I decide to give my muscles a break and focus on my epidermis. One of my favorite indulgences in San Francisco is the Javanese Lulur Body Treatment at Kabuki Springs and Spa. Currently inhabiting the island that neighbors Java, I am delighted to discover that lulur is extremely popular [...]

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Spa Betty Series: The First Massage A Little Shakey

October 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

A bad massage is like oral sex from somebody with a cat tongue. Irritating and wholly lamentable. Since this is my first massage in Bali, I’m not sure if I’m not liking the technique or the technician. After a while I am shuddering at the anticipation of her touch. The only thing I have to [...]

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30 Days. 30 Spa Treatments. For 300 Dollars?

October 24th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Being generous, my skin can be described as scaly. It’s so rough and dry that one day a small, brave child looked me up and down exclaiming with simple confusion across her brow, “Your face looks young, but your hands look old.” Perhaps surprisingly, she went unharmed. “This for soft skin.” My masseur murmurs rudimentary [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas