Barbarian Days - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

William Finnegan
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In Chapter 7: Choosing Ethiopia: Asia, Africa, 1979-81, Finnegan and Bryan went to Bali, where they stayed in a guesthouse in Kuta Beach and surfed every day. Finnegan also went to the college library every morning to write. The place Finnegan truly loved to surf was Uluwatu, which was usually crowded. On one uncrowded day, Finnegan realized the tide was too low to surf at that time, and he barely escaped injury. He began to write pieces for travel magazines, including a piece on massage in Bali, and came down with a paratyphoid, likely contracted from street food. He began to fret about his life plans until he called Sharon, who said she would meet him in Singapore in about a month. Leaving Bali, crowded with surfers behind, Finnegan and Bryan went to an outpost off Java called Grajagan with an Indonesian-American photographer named Mike...

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