Are you up for something interesting during weekends? How about some hashing?
Every Saturday the Bali Hash House Harriers go for a run through the beautiful villages, rice fields, mountains and forests and later for ice, cold beer. There are many beautiful country areas on the island which is crisscrossed by a network of thousands of small paths the villagers use to get around. This way you can get to know the real Bali far from the crowded tourist areas.
Run starts at 4:30 pm when it is cool, and there are usually two trails. For runners a one hour run and, if you prefer trekking or a more leisurely pace, a one hour walk. Hashing gives you exercise, a bit of adventure and, when we get back from the run, a great social scene the Hash originated in Malaysia in the 1930’s when a group of British expatriates, seeking some interest in their lives, adapted the kids game Hares & Hounds -in which a hare creates a trail for the hounds to follow. They always made sure the trail ended at “the Hash House”, where merriment suitably lubricated with amber fluid finished off the day. Today, there are about 2,000 chapters worldwide, with hashing in Bali considered to be one of the supreme locations.
You can find all the dates and places for next hashing on http://bali-hash.com/index.html.
Come and enjoy! ■