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Batubelig

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  • Day5

    Under Water Walk

    July 7, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Started off our 6 day tour with Melly by walking under water.

    So we took a boat ride out to the under water location. On the ride out Kayla is mentioning that she is getting really nervous. I’m trying to keep her calm and excited that it will be fine. Come to find I was the one that needed to be encouraged....😣. They give us a quick review of what hand signals to give.....stop, help, I’m ok, breath through you nose,...oh, and don’t look down or your mask will fill with water....lol.

    Kayla wants me to go first....ok. We are told to step on to the side of the boat ladder and they place the helmet over our heads. They then tell us start to go down under the water BUT what I did not expect was the scuba guide to grab my waste and drag (DRAG) me to the bottom....HOLY CRAP...I almost had a panic attack!! Sooo, I look down, mask start to fill with water, my ears are popping, I feel like there is not enough air....the guide looks at me and signals me to calm down. 😫 All I could think about was Kayla FREAKING out.... So the guide leaves me to go back up up and get Kayla...I’m so worried for her because I can’t tell her what’s about to happen. Next thing I see is Kayla coming down with the guide and what does she give me...a smile and an OK sign. 👌🏽 As soon as I saw she was just fine I calmed down and enjoyed the walk. We laughed so hard after!
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  • Day27

    Meanwhile ....Back in bali

    March 18, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    So flew back to Bali via Brisbane, made an error with the Brisbane hotel as it was just an ibis budget hotel for one night & it’s was miles out of the city & as I had to be back at the airport for 7 am I didn’t get the opportunity to see any of Brisbane really ....arrived in to Bali on Thursday 15 th March, booked a beautiful one bed private villa with my own pool as I knew that on Saturday 17th it was Nyepi day ( Bali silent day for the Hindu new year ) . The airport is closed for 24 hours and no lights are allowed on at all, there is a strict curfew from 6 am sat to 6 am sun, not allowed to leave the hotel , not allowed to talk or make any noise , police roam the streets to enforce this ...I was looking forward to experiencing this, the first night & build up to this was lovely ...it’s so private & quiet as the Balinese were preparing all the rituals & ceremonies for the day before silent day ...lighting loads of incense & building effigies called Ogah Ogah which are scary looking monsters which they burn like our guy fawkes & they believe any evil spirits will be warded off for the next 12months.
    The children are all in traditional dress etc, so when I awoke on Saturday morning I settled down at my pool for 24 hours of silence & solitude ....around midday something caught my eye in the tree directly opposite my sun bed & to my horror I realised it was a bright green long skinny snake ! I flew in to my room & dialled reception, no one answered (as it’s their day of silence & not supposed to talk )..... I ran up to the security guard at the entrance & was shaking & told him , he was very good as he was not supposed to talk for 24 hours & summoned up 3 young blokes with sticks who were climbing up the trees & shaking them etc but in the time it took for me to summon help the snake was no where to be seen !

    By now I’m on the verge of tears, there are massive gaps under my doors & I was terrified ..... they left me to it in the end & just said it’s gone !
    As you can imagine my day was ruined, I couldn’t relax, I had a few large vodkas & sat with my back to the wall where I had a view of everywhere ! ...as the day went on I was getting more confident that it had gone ( or that could have been the vodka ! )
    But as night drew in & it got dark this was the worst bit as they turned off all the hotel lights in the gardens ...everywhere ...I’ve never known such dark the whole of the island is pitch black ...all I was allowed was the bedside lamp on providing I kept my curtains drawn tight ....this is where my mind started to work overtime ...I watched tv on iPad until midnight then took sleeping pills ...slept until 6 am ....& somehow got through a terrifying evening !
    I was due to check out of the villa on Monday 19 th but I have just booked a room for tonight in the hotel I am going to tomorrow until Friday where I have stayed before & I feel a lot happier as no outside bathroom there & the beds are up some stairs etc.....this could have only happened to me ! All the time I’ve been to Australia & have only seen one dead snake on the road....I’m off to pack now ....& being very careful what I pick up from where 😱🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
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  • Day33

    Party in Bali

    January 28, 2020 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Mit einigen aus dem Hostel ging es Mittags zusammen in die Beachbar Tropicola zu einer Poolparty. Im Hostel gab es Pizza all you can eat. Abend sind wir dann noch gemeinsam in den Cluj Shishi, dort gab es Freigetränke und free Sushi. Danach ging es noch in den Club La Favela..wow der Hammer, einfach ein Dschungel mitten im Club. Mega der coole Abend!!Read more

  • Day1

    Day 1: Potato Head Beach Club

    June 16, 2016 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Late arrival in Bali last night so we were a bit slow to get moving this morning. Opted for a hotel breakfast which was surprisingly decent, then headed to nearby Potato Head Beach Club at around 10am.

    Potato Head is a large restaurant/bar area with a whole bunch of sun lounges for hire as well. But since it's right on the beach and has a large infinity pool adjacent, it's extremely popular and fills up very quickly - hence arriving at 10am when it opened! Managed to snag ourselves a four-person day bed which we occupied for most of the day by snoozing, swimming, eating and drinking. And of course a bit of internet catching-up-on as well!

    It's such a beautiful place and mostly filled with beautiful people (a cheaper version of Ivy Pool I guess), I felt a little out of place. But whatevs. We had to vacate our bed at 3:30pm when they turn everything over (it faces westwards so I guess they can charge another 6 hours rental for the sunset), but at this point the weather was starting to turn so we weren't overly disappointed.

    Headed back to our quirky though slightly dark room at Dash Hotel and relaxed for a bit, before heading to the hotel's rooftop bar for a 2-for-1 sundowner. By this point the weather had well and truly turned, and immense tropical thunderstorms surrounded us on all points of the compass. Distant rainshowers, constant lightning and booming thunder, the awesome grandeur of nature on full display. After surrounding us, the storms quickly enveloped us and since there wasn't much shelter on the rooftop we retreated downstairs.

    After about 20 minutes I got fed up of waiting and suggested we go out for dinner despite the rain and Shandos agreed it was a better option than just sitting around the hotel endlessly. So off we headed bravely into the tropical downpour, which probably wasn't the best idea. The rain was still teeming, and Bali footpaths being what they are we were pretty soon sodden. Eventually we made it to our destination - a Mexican restaurant we'd seen on the drive from the airport the night before that looked nice and lively.

    It was a great choice - the food was excellent and the staff great fun too. We had a seat facing the central courtyard which was gradually filling up with rainwater - the drainage system left something to be desired! One poor staff member had the unenviable job of continually pushing water into the single drain in the corner while the rain was still hammering down - it rather reminded me of the story of King Canute and the tides. Eventually the rain eased and we beat a hasty retreat to Dash Hotel.

    Small postscript to the evening - our hotel has a large sports bar downstairs and since England were playing Wales in the Euros at 9pm, I decided to join the fun. Quite an experience, surrounded by a bunch of fat tattooed English geezers and one poor lone Welsh guy who copped a bit of good-natured stick. Daniel Sturridge scored the winner deep into injury time and the place absolutely erupted, most of the older blokes running around with their shirts off and so on. Interesting times!
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  • Day74

    Bali

    November 22, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We have four days to do nothing before the tour starts and the hotel is near the beach, has a pool, sun loungers and a gym so we're set. Seminyak is very touristy, even most the restaurants are western, but we found a little Indonesian place which we visited a few times for their delicious food.Read more

  • Day12

    Alltag auf Bali

    September 10, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Vormittags gings wieder mal in die Uni und ab Mittag an den Strand. Diesmal gabs ein Seafood Curry, welches auch wieder für den Preis von 5 € top schmeckte.
    Abends verbrachten wir in der Villa einer anderen Gruppe aus München, da uns einer zum Geburtstag eingeladen hatte.Read more

  • Day21

    Massage und Strand

    September 19, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Beim Frühstück merkten wir alle die Spuren der Vulkanbesteigung in unseren Beinen, sodass wir uns spontan zu einer Massage entschlossen.
    Mit den Roller fuhren wir in den Spa um die Ecke und wurden 1 Stunde für 8 € massiert.
    Anschließend merkte man gleich, dass die Schmerzen weniger waren.
    Danach fuhren wir wieder mal ins Lieblingswarung Cantina an den Strand.
    Am Abend kamen noch 2 Freunde von Johanna aus Deutschland, die die nächste Zeit auf Bali verbringen werden.
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