When I look at this picture I can feel myself wearing the helmet, the sunglasses and the face-mask. All three feel very unnatural to me. I don’t like wearing a helmet, I stopped wearing sunglasses years ago and wearing a face-mask is an Asian thing. And besides, wearing a face-mask is unpleasant too because it’s hot as hell.
But to my surprise I must admit, aside from the fact that it is absolutely necessary when driving a longer distance here on Bali, it not only protects me from traffic pollution, it also gives me a false sense of safety, superiority and anonymity.