"I clean up the beach, because it's my home!" - Uluwatu in Bali

A clean beach is a good beach – Nyang-Nyang Beach in Uluwatu, Bali

Can I take a photo?”, I asked the street beach vendor.

How much do you pay me?“, he responded, smiling friendly, his white teeth showing.

I buy a cold water from you, ok?” – “ok!

We hiked down the rocky trail to Nyang-Nyang Beach, near Uluwatu in South Bali. Only experienced surfer come here to enjoy the thrill of a wave ride.

Here, at the beach with the colorful name of Nyang-Nyang Uluwatu, we met Bagus. Since a couple of years now, he comes to the beach to sell cold drinks and snacks. The surfers trust him, leaving their belongings with him while catching waves.

We are not experienced surfers, but experienced beach-goers. So, we sit down and watch the surfers doing their job. Bagus constantly picks up the trash at the beach. Once he’s bored, he sits next to us and starts chatting.

I always have to clean up. Nobody else does. The trash comes from the sea, some tourist forget their trash as well. It’s annoying, but I do not want to have this beautiful beach dirty.

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