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Feb 1, 2009 - Touring Bali
Josh and I headed out this morning to get out of Kuta for a cultural tour of Bali. The personalised service by Jade's friend in Bali, Yan, was fantastic, no large tour groups here! We headed inland a bit to see some temples, some of which still have the original temples, shrines and carvings from when they were first built, between 14-16th centuries. Yan, who is Balinese, explained to us the temple and shrine system in Bali, which is just so complicated and crazy! First off, they have nine public temples, eight of which are located all over...Jump to full entry
Jan 30, 2009 - Bali here we come!
Well, take off from Melbourne didn't exactly go as smoothly as planned, lol. I headed off alright, with lots of tears and hugs with the family, on my domestic flight to Sydney. Josh on the other hand, was supposed to be catching an international Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Sydney, and then onto Bali with me, Jade and Luke. However!! on arrival at the check-in counter, poor Josh got possibly the rudest Jetstar attendant in the entire airport, who just wasn't interested in trying to make it clear that actually the Jetstar flight was a...Jump to full entry
Dec 23, 2008 - Bali, Indonesia
Early Sunday morning 1;15 am we boarded our flight to Bali, Indonesia from Doha, Qatar. We arrived in Bali at sunset. The end of the flight in was great, mountains and beach every where. After loading up on Rupiah (currency) we got a visa and hailed a cab into Kuta to find accomodations. It kind of cool to see your bank account and there be so many numbers. I am a multi-millionaire here. Brew and I hiked down Poppie Gang I and into the Ayu Beach Inn. After negotiating we got a nice room for a decent price. After cranking the A/C we headed...Jump to full entry
Nov 25, 2008 - Planes, planes and automoplanes!!
We were leaving for the airport at about 2pm today for our flight/s to Australia so I spent most of the morning/early arvo sorting stuff out really. The first leg of our trip was the flight from Bali to Hong Kong (again! about 5 hours) which was cool. Oh except for our flights had been cancelled because when we changed the dates of our flights back in India Cathay Pacific hadn't processed it properly, so basically cancelled all of the rest of our flights with them!! We eventually got it sorted out but we were no longer sitting togther...Jump to full entry
Nov 24, 2008 - Surfed/Body boarded, got burnt, did some shopping!
Our last full day in Bali so we....headed down to the beach again!!! I 'surfed' a bit more and the Pettetster even did a bit of body boarding!! It rained pretty much all afternoon so we just did a bit of shopping and T'internet really. Something cheap for din dins tonight. I went out in the evening to find a bar with the Spurs game on while Em did her packing. I came home 2 hours later with a smile on my face after we done Blackburn 1-0!!! :)Jump to full entry
Nov 23, 2008 - Sunrise surfin & Hard Rock Cafe
Today me and Em got up early (ok early for us!) and we're down the beach 'surfing' by about 7.30-8am. The waves have been really crap here so far but today they were at least a little bit lively. It was cool though as (I hate to admit it!) but I'm not quite ready for 21 footers yet!!! We spent a couple of hours down here and thoroughly deserved some 'cheeky' brecko but much to our disappointment the Macdonalds on the beach didn't do breakfasts so we just went back to our hostel and had a free Banana toasty instead. We had a look around some...Jump to full entry
Nov 18, 2008 - Ozz still poorly....but makes it out for Pizza Hut!
So Ozz was still pretty rough this morning, I went for a bit of a wonder, then came back and done a spot of sun worshiping.....then I got a bit bored and a little bit burned and decided to head back to see how Ozz was feeling. He felt a widdy bit better so we both went for a wander and booked a boat up for tomorrow morning to go to the Gili Islands for 3 days, 2.5 hours from Bali they are 3 Islands just off of Lombok. In the PM we decided to go for a bit of Pizza action as Ozz hasn't eaten for a day and a half and Pizza makes everything...Jump to full entry
Nov 17, 2008 - Ozz gets a bad case of the sicks!
So as the title suggests Ozz got pretty much the same thing I had a few days back which leads us to beleive that what I had may not have been the tuna?! We're not sure what it is but it's nasty and now Ozz has it too!....dun dun duuuuuuunn So today was pretty much Ozz in bed and me lurking about by the pool! :(Jump to full entry
Funilly enough I declined when Ozz mentioned Dreamland to day and I suggested we just head down to Kuta beach instead, which we did. I sat and had a bit of sun time and ozz hit the waves....I will let Ozz write the next bit..... The surf was crud. I am too big and too crap to be able to surf/enjoy 1 ft waves that come along every 5 minutes!!! So there you have it ladies and gentlemen! We went back to ranch and decided that Ozz should go try and find Dreamland again as he was pretty frustrated with the surf on Kuta. So off he went....I...Jump to full entry
Nov 15, 2008 - Tried to find a different beach part 2!
Sooooo off we set again, map in tow this time!....Yeeeeeaaaaa to cut a long story short we didn't find it! Obviously Ozz was driving so I was on map duty! We ended up on the complete oposite side of the island than we wanted to be....I couldn't have got it anymore wrong! I suppose I should of become suspisious when none of the places on the road signs matched the names I was supposed to be looking for on the map....I just figured it was a language thing and told Ozz to keep driving! So we ended up in a place called Sanur, which was alright,...Jump to full entry
Today we moved hotels to one across the road that is half the price! We wasn't really that keen on the one we have been in but with all the illness that has been going on we kind of just stayed there! Anyway as I say the new one is very nice, basic room but has a balcony and on the ground floor right next to the pool. We moved our stuff in and decided to go for a drive to go and find "dreamland" which is supposed to be really good beach for surfing, so off we set.... It wasn't until we had been driving for about 20 minutes that we realised...Jump to full entry
Nov 13, 2008 - No more Nemo part 3 & T'internet
Again today we still feeling rough but are gradually on the mend. We ventured out to attempt some lunch today but worringly for the Bali Restauranteers our appetites are still down so we didn't eat anything big. Ok except me who managed a grilled chicken burger, but other than that we didn't have anything. Except Emma who had 2 bit of garlic bread. Ok happy now!?!?! We spent a few hours conserving energy sitting in front of the internet trying to catch up on the journal. Our 'usual' internet place had a wierd squeeking noice coming from the...Jump to full entry