One of the most relaxing experiences of my life is walking through the rice fields of Bali. Even Sting sings about it. They say looking at green is good for the blood- something to do with the complementary color- who knows. There are little paths between the fields and sometimes just the edge of the field itself, which is about a foot wide. Once you get into it a bit you see no more tourists- just the occasional farmer- and today one of those farmers was a woman who offered to chop us down a coconut from a nearby tree. She created a spout from which to drink with the outer peel of the coconut itself. And boy did she have a way with her machete. I felt like I could walk forever- the girls were in good form too even though it was quite hot- near 100 with high humidity. I really do think I could live like this forever.