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  • Day189

    Endlich ging es los nach Bali, Indonesien. Die letzten drei Wochen durfte ich die ganz andere Kultur und die super netten und hilfsbereiten Menschen - die einem aber immer etwas verkaufen wollen- kennen lernen. Leider gibt es zwei Seiten von Bali. Einerseits das paradisische mit weißem Sandstrand und hellblauem Wasser, aber auch andererseits die Müllberge, die dann rechts und links neben dir am Strand sind. Ebenso ist die Infrastruktur sehr schlecht und es herrscht zum Teil echt Armut.

    Vom 13.-20.02. habe ich eine Woche lang den Luxus in unserem Hotel Discovery Kartika Plaza genießen können. Mit meiner Freundin Nike, die ich während meiner Au Pair Zeit in Bendigo kennen gelernt habe, haben wir den Pool genossen, waren etwas shoppen und haben uns den Bauch voll geschlagen. Und ab und zu haben wir uns durch Wasserbasketball oder Billiard unsere Getränke der Poolbar erabeitet, durch gewinnen gegen unsere balinesischen Lifeguards (des Pools). Wir waren sogar auch in dem #1 Waterpark of Asia genannt Waterbom, in dem wir echt super viel Spaß hatten.

    Ab dem 20. /21. ging dann meine Reise mit Toni weiter, einer Freundin, die ich eine Woche vorher in Perth kennen gelernt habe. Los ging es nach Ubud.
    Ubud: Besuch im Monkeyforest, in dem die Affen echt super frech sind. Ein Affe war echt frech, hatte erst versucht meine Tasche zu klauen, unter meinen Rock geschaut, versucht meine Sonnenbrille zu klauen, in den Ausschnitt geschaut etc.! Wir haben uns dann noch einen traditionellen Tanz angeschaut. Am Tag drauf ging es zu den typischen Reisterassen Tegallang und danach zu einem heiligen Tempel Pura Tirta Empul.

    22.-24.02. Gili Air! Hier gibt es keinen Verkehr, außer Pferdekutschen, was echt angenehm ruhig war. Auf Gili haben wir ein bisschen entspannt, haben eine 'Strandwanderung' in einer Stunde um die Insel gemacht und waren auch tauchen. Unser Tauchspot hieß Turtle Heaven und wir haben riesen Schildkröten, sogar Moränen und einen Oktopus gesehen und natürlich vieles mehr. Es war einfach traumhaft.

    24.-25.02. Gili Trawangan! Da das Tauchen so super war, haben wir uns entschieden nochmal zu gehen und dieses Mal zum Shark Point. Und tatsächlich habe ich zwei White Tip Reefsharks gesehen. Natürlich auch wieder super viele Schildkröten und ein buntes Korallenriff. Unsere Fahrradtour um die Insel war leider sehr nass, da im Moment Regenzeit in Bali bzw Indonesien ist.

    26.-28.02. Nusa Ceningan und Lembongan! Am ersten Tag habe ich mir einen Roller gemietet und bin einmal über beide Inseln gecruist und habe an allen möglichen schönen Orten gehalten. Am nächsten Tag ging es wieder zum Tauchen und zwar zum Crystal Bay und Manta Point. Leider haben wir nur einen Manta gesehen, aber das war super imposant. Mein Tauchlehrer hat mich dann abends noch ausgeführt in ein verstecktes typisches indosenisches Restaurant.

    28.02-02.03. In Uluwatu hab ich dann meine letzten Tage genossen. Noch einmal hab ich einen Tempel besucht und war an einem super schönen Strand ein echt schöner Abend. Leider ging es am 02. März dann wieder mit gemischten Gefühlen nach Australien zurück. Einerseits froh wieder in eine Infrastruktur zu kommen, aber auch traurig dieses Paradies zu verlassen.
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  • Day3

    Hotel Puri Royan

    August 31, 2016 in Indonesia

    Bali! Endlich sind wir da bzw. im Hotel.
    Wir sind am 29.08. Um 20:40 von München über Paris nach Gounghzou geflogen um dann schließlich am 31.08. um 00:20 in Bali zu landen.
    Was man nicht alles tut um Geld zu sparen ;-p

    Wenigstens der Abholservice des Hotels war in Person von Hana (einer total freundlichen Balinesin) pünktlich und äußerst lieb.
    Sie brachte uns nach Jimbaran, dem bekanntesten Fischerdorf auf Bali und empfahl uns auch den nahegelegenen Strand und die dortigen Fischrestaurants, die wir noch am selben Tag (abends) aufsuchten.

    Als wir unser Zimmer bezogen entfeckten wir auch gleich Fischfutter im Schrank und waren schon sehr gespannt auf unseren kleinen Privatteich auf der Miniterrasse unseres Zimmers.
    Am Morgen (6 Stunden Schlaf) sprang die Neugiersnase sofort aus dem Bett um die Fische anzuschauen. Leider stellte sich der Teich als stinkende Pfütze heraus, in der viele Fische schon tot oben schwammen...so viel zum Fischerdorf!

    Der Strand hielt was er versprach und wir faulenzten den ganzen Tag dort:
    Liegen mit Sonnenschirm, Massagen für jeden von uns, eine Kokosnuss und diverse GoPro-Badeschnappschüsse später waren wir allerdings von der balinesischen Sonne gebrandmarkt :-(

    Dennoch genossen wir abends "fresh Fish and Chips" und Melis neues Lieblingsnuddelgericht "Mie Goreng" bei Kerzenschein und Bin Tang Bier am Strand.
    So kann der Trip weitergehen 😎
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  • Day2

    Ankommen, guggen, warm...

    January 27, 2017 in Indonesia

    Heute war der erste richtige Tag hier. Nach einem echt leckeren Frühstück haben wir dann mal die Gegend inspiziert. By the way.... Von der Dachterrasse mit Pool hat man eine sehr schöne Aussicht, wie man ja mit Sicherheit sehen kann. 😉
    Wir sind eigentlich ein ganzes Stück gelaufen, fast bis zum Flughafen. Zwischendrin, als kein Wind ging, war es doch sehr sehr seeeeeeeehr heiß. Aber eigentlich weht hier immer ein mehr oder weniger kräftiger Wind, was die hohen Temperaturen echt erträglich macht.
    Trotz Sonnencreme haben wir uns am Ende des Tages beide an der ein oder anderen Stelle einen kleines Sonnenbrand geholt. Wir trösten uns damit, dass das alles irgendwann braun wird. 😂
    Ja ansonsten... Was kann man noch sagen, es ist toll hier! Nachmittag haben wir ein bisschen am Pool entspannt und sind vorhin noch mal durch die Gegend geschlendert. Jetzt sitzen wir mit nem Bierchen an der Bar und lassen ins beschallen. 😂

    Achso... noch zu unserem Zimmer. In diesem Hotel befinden sich fast alle Zimmer in der ersten Unteretage. Wir haben etwas, das aussieht wie ein Fenster 😂 tatsächlich aber ein dunkler Spiegel ist. Etwas schockiert waren wir im ersten Moment schon. 😂 aber hey, gut schlafen konnte man und wir nächtigen ja nur dort. Und immerhin beim Frühstück und am Pool wird man dafür entschädigt.

    Das war's für heute! 😀 morgen geht's weiter mit den Infos
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  • Day124

    Travelling back to the island life

    June 20, 2017 in Indonesia

    We've left the busy city of Singapore behind and have arrived in Bali. We caught an Uber to the airport which was arranged by the hostel and enjoyed a ride in a brand new swanky black and red car. At the airport for the first time our check in desk that was allocated was a self service area. All we had to do was scan our passports and pick our flight which gave us our boarding passes and luggage tags. After labelling up the luggage we had to electronically link it to our passports and send it on it way to the plane. All very modern and efficient. We still then had a finally check for security about our purpose and time in Bali but then we were done and on our way in about 10 minutes rather than queueing for an hour or so to check in. This gave us more time than we planned so we headed through immigration and then the Starbucks. Rather annoyingly the airport do there hand luggage checks at each gate which you understand is more efficient because they have so many gates but it means we couldn't buy water to take onto the plan we were told. Rather a pain when you have a headache but oh well! The flight was a couple of hours and I spent most of it gripped to my book. I'm 20 pages off the ending so as you can imagine I was wishing we had more time as soon as we'd landed and parked up. We caught an airport taxi to our hotel and checked in. Our room has a little seating area outside and we even have a pool here which is great. After getting a map from reception we headed in search of a supermarket and for a wonder. We're in a very busy tourist area and we're not sure we like that so it's good we only booked 3 nights at our hotel so we can move if we want to. With shopping in hand we went and had an early tea as we were pretty hungry from not having lunch. I had an amazing chocolate shake as you can see. The most interesting part of our day then happened. We'd spoke to a guy in the street who stopped us and was promoting his hotel. He spoke about it and then gave us these tickets to open where you can win a prize. We opened them as we walked to the supermarket and Nick had won the top prize: 7 night free stay, a gopro camera or £120. We were very excited as you can imagine! On our way back from dinner the guy was still there so we asked him what this means and he called over his supervisor. They seemed elated for Nick as if this never happens and said all we have to do is have a tour of their hotel for an hour with free pick up and drop off and we get the prize, simple. We arranged it all for tomorrow morning and set off back to the hotel in disbelief of what was happening and joking about when and where we'd stay if we got the free holiday. We were a bit sceptical about it though so did some googling and after an hour of looking into it we discovered it's usually a scam. They get you to their hotel and then try and make you sign up to timeshares and if you don't suddenly the prize isn't available and you've wasted your morning or even day in some cases. It is also listed as one of Bali's top scams. There seems to be a lot of scams and ripping off tourists in Bali and seeing as we're in such a tourist area we fear we're right in the heart of it. Feeling unnerved by it and not wanting to waste our time here and be put in that position we headed back to cancel. The supervisor drove off in the other direction as we walked up to the original man we spoke which we were glad about as we were quite nervous about this encounter but it went fine and we just used our limited time here as an excuse. We walked back relieved knowing we have avoided potentially a threatening and pressurised encounter so even though a prize would of been lovely it is more than likely one of the 'too good to be true' situations.Read more

  • Day125

    Planning, planning and more planning

    June 21, 2017 in Indonesia

    We've arrived in Bali with no plan of how we are spending the next two weeks. The only thing we do know is the area we are in right now is far too touristy for our liking to stay long than our 3 nights we booked. We needed to look into the island and other islands around and make a decision of what we want to do while here. The wifi at our hotel is very slow and poor so we decided to do our planning at Starbucks, the only place we plan. With teas in hand we researched heavily and after a few hours have divided our two weeks between staying on two different Gili islands and then coming back to Bali and staying in the capital for the last few days before our flight. We've been booking accommodation in Australia and are unable to afford anything that nice because it's so expensive so with that in mind we've booked into somewhere a bit nicer and slightly higher in price for our time in the capital. We want a little last taste of luxury before our cheap Australia places. After a successful planning trip and some lunch we went on a walk up the beach which has a strong surfing scene and a heavy amount of washed up coral on the beach which was a shame. It feels like a beach that's been run down by tourists and we wouldn't want to swim there or anything so we simply walked up the sand and headed back on the streets when we could. Our walk took us in search of a new supermarket that sells bigger bottles of water so we spent a good 2 hours visiting two different stores across town. Sadly no big water but it felt good to be out and be walking even if you are talked to by shop owners every 10 seconds or beeped at by taxis that you clearly don't want. There are many horse and carts here to pull tourists around but all the horses look so depressed and exhausted without water which has become upsetting to see and there's no way we will ever be using one. We headed to an Indian restuarant for tea and I ordered a korma as it had no meat in it and Nick had a red curry. Unfortunately mine was so incredibly hot, even with more yoghurt I couldn't eat it and it had no bearings of what a korma is or anything like they had described on the menu. Nick's was even worse and tasted as if it contained about a ladle full of salt and he had to send it back so luckily he ate mine instead. We didn't want to risk another so we decided I'd get a pizza afterwards from another place we'd seen. Luckily and rightly so we weren't charged for the salty curry. It was a bit of a shame but then again I had a great pizza after instead so all's well that ends well.Read more

  • Day126

    A temple by the sea

    June 22, 2017 in Indonesia

    We enjoyed a lazy morning today, having a lie in and relaxing watching episodes of a programme on YouTube. We're not enjoying the touristy area we are staying in so even though today is our last day we had no desire to rush out. When we were ready to start the day if had to begin with a Starbucks of course and a bit of brunch before waking around trying to find a bank. Many ATM machines in Bali have been tampered with apparently and my friend had her card cloned from a ATM machine here so we wanted to find a genuine bank to use their ATM and not risk the ones on the street. After getting some money we caught a taxi to the temple Tanah Lot, a temple that has been built on a rock on the sea. We didn't realise how far away the temple was and it took us over an hour to get there. One of us might have had a little nap in the car that kept being interrupted by our crazy taxi driver who didn't understand breaking softly and insisted on beeping at everyone who was even vaguely near him. Eventually we arrived after what felt like a lifetime. We walked through the abundance of tourist aimed stalls until we climbed down the steps to the temple area. At high tide the sea engulfs the rocks around the temple but luckily when we went it was low tide so we were able to walk around over the rocks and see the many rockpools left behind. The temple wasn't that impressive but we thoroughly enjoyed the surrounding rocks and sea front. We spent a good couple of hours exploring and sitting on a rock just taking in the sound of the huge crashing waves. Because it's such a large tourist hub with so many visitors there it did ruin the whole atmosphere of the place a bit. As the sun set we headed back in the taxi to our area in Kuta which again was another death defying trip. After walking and looking at many resturants and even in a mall for somewhere cheap to eat we ended up back where we ate on the first night having burgers again. All the resturants are so western aimed that we are pretty sure that we won't be trying any Indonesian cuisine here. We leave to head to the Gili Islands tomorrow so it was back to the hotel to pack up our bags once again ready for our 5:30am alarm tomorrow. Definitely not looking forward to that one!Read more

  • Day2

    Bali- 1st night in Kuta

    May 15, 2017 in Indonesia

    After 19hours our travel- including an 8 hour layover in Sydney, we made it to Bali! We were both very sleepy when we got off the plane. We had about a 10 minute taxi ride to our hotel and then we could sleep. We researched before that there is only one reputable taxi company you should take in Bali- Blue Bird. This is a light blue taxi with a little blue bird logo on the side. Easy... right? Well, we get off the plane, into the thick heat, get out about 500,000 in Monopoly money (about $60 NZD) and BAM we are bombarded. Swarms of people instantly see Whitney's pasty white skin, it was like we had a neon sign above our heads blinking "tourist!" Suddenly every counterfeit taxi driver in town was following us around trying to give us a very cheap price. We said no about 5 times to each of them and a few of them just kept following us around no matter how much we ignored them. Within our first 2 minutes of being in Bali we got offered to "smoke the special stuff" about 6 times. At one point a sketchy looking young Australian with dreads and a face scar got in on the action saying "miss come on you can trust me. This is a really good guy he can take u to where you need to go... you can trust me in an Aussie." Our alarm bells went off to how the locals use Aussies to sell drugs to tourist to catch them. We basically ran out of the airport, found a bluebird taxi! ... that actually wasn't a bluebird taxi but one with a fake logo. We semi-agreed on a price but the man just started driving and we eventually made it to our hotel!!!! When we got to our room, Andreas and I had a long hug, and thought "what did we get ourselves into." This is going to be a big adventure.Read more

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