Sanur, Bali: Brothels Everywhere

Yesterday I left Gili Air.

I didn't stay there long, but this is my last week in Indonesia and I wanted to get closer to the airport before I leave to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

By the way, the boat from Gili Air to Banoa was about four hours — two of which were in choppy waters. If you get quessy easily, I'd recommend taking the plane from Lombok.

After Gili Air I decided to settle in city named Sanur. My initial impressions are that it has many brothels.

Some of my friends may say, "All those brothels sound great!"

 Took me 20 seconds to find an address that ends with an "x" (i.e., a brothel) using Google Street View.

Took me 20 seconds to find an address that ends with an "x" (i.e., a brothel) using Google Street View.

But, I disagree. 

From what I read, many of the women in Sanur are forced into prostitution.

There's also a high amount of STDs in Sanur (and Bali in general), because the girls are forced to keep working, no matter if they're clean from diseases.

Add to the fact that paying for sex takes away the thrill of the hunt — and instead makes it more like a transaction than a connection — I have no plans to visit the brothels here in Sanur.

But nevertheless, they're there.

You can easily spot them because of the X at the end of the address.

Sanur, Bali, IndonesiaRaymond Duke