GREEK LOVE IN BALI
The Hindu island of Bali was gradually conquered by the Dutch between 1846 and 1908. Following their bloody extinction of its last independent kingdom, they sought to make amends by preserving its unique culture. They opened it to tourism in 1914, and by the 1930s it had a widespread reputation as an aesthetic and sexually tolerant paradise. Consequently, foreign boy-lovers, especially those of an artistic temperament were drawn there. The World's Last Island of Innocence is a vivid description of its charms by English journalist and boy-lover Michael Davidson, who visited it thrice in 1950. The Diaries of Donald Friend, IV, covering the years 1966 to 1988, is an Australian pederastic artist's account of his life there in a house he filled with houseboys.