Bali bo

We’re in Bali at the moment (in Kuta, the main tourist area by the sea) and although we didn’t get a good first impression, we’ve quickly settled down to the routine of eating, sleeping, a bit of surfing and a lot of sweating :-) We’ve come to the conclusion that what you first think of any place is mostly down to expectations – we didn’t expect too much of Kuta as we heard it was supposed to be like the Canaries for Ozzies, but it’s not nearly as hectic as we thought it would be. It’s great to be relaxing for a few days and not having to catch buses and trains! We’re staying in a really relaxed place called the Secret Garden Inn, just off Poppies Gang I (this is where a lot of the cheaper accomodation is in Kuta). A really clean, large room with air-con and a fridge is costing 240,000 rupiahs per night which is about €17. That includes breakfast and a nice swimming pool. We thought that Kuta would be full of backpacker types, but there are lots of families with kids around (most people here are either Australian or Japanese). Bali is a big surfing destination, but most of the breaks are for advanced surfers – Kuta is one of the few places that’s suitable for folk like us, but even at that, it’s great compared to a lot of Irish beaches! We both had a good session today and we were easy to spot from the beach being the whitest people in the water! We’ll probably be moving inland to Ubud in the next few days, but don’t have any definite plans yet.

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2 Responses to “Bali bo”

  1. Glenn Says:

    Well lads and ladies
    Hope all is well…I love the blog…much prettier than my nearly non-existant one now. Enjoy the cheapness of it all there (I recommend to go to one of the very cheap places as you will see that the difference between the cheap and the semi cheap is very very little!). Oz will hit you hard, but sure you are not here for long so dont worry. Indonesia sounds cool, one place I didnt go to, damn it. You will eventually get used to the humity, its a bitch…loads of water and just let the sweat flow….its good for the body…but maybe not for the smell of Eddie! Hope to see you guys soon!

  2. Isa Says:

    You are making us all very envious and have really sold Indonesia to me.

    Looking forward to more of your adventures and photos.



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