A Royal Cremation in Ubud

By Lisa Niver Rajna To kick off our year-long trek through Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent two months exploring the  Indonesian  island of  Bali with no set itinerary. While in the town of Ubud , home of the Balinese royal family, we saw that the Puri Agung Ubud were building a  bade  (cremation tower) and an enormous twenty-foot papier – mâché  bull for a cremation ceremony for Prince Tjokorda Putra Dharma Yudha, so we decided to attend.

Video: Watch Motel Get Trashed

No, this is not the work of a bunch of stir-crazy, inebriated musicians that have been on tour too long, or hyperactive spring breakers. In fact the owners are pleased as punch to see the Beach Motel demolished. The Beach Motel was the last motel standing in an area of Toronto that was once known as Motel Strip.