Island high on surprises

By RACHAEL BORICH

ROCKHAMPTON'S Sam McGahan was shocked to discover how open the drugs trade was on a recent holiday to Bali.

Sam, who turned 21 yesterday, returned from a family holiday last Monday with a new insight into the holiday paradise.

"We headed to the nightclubs and after about half an hour to 40 minutes we were asked if we wanted any drugs, and of course we said no, and then we were asked if we had any drugs,'' Sam said. "It shocked me quite a bit.''

Sam also saw a drug deal in progress along a beachfront boardwalk about 7pm.

"It puts you on guard and you look around more,'' she said. Sam's mother Lyn McGahan said she didn't come across it (drug scene) herself, but it was no big secret.

Lyn and Sam were both also surprised at the lax security at the Bali airport as they freely walked through with a surf board bag and six boogie board bags.



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