Friday 23 August
Today was our last full day in Bali… we’ve had a blast. It’s certainly been a different experience to our self-indulgent holidays of past, but it was a heck of a lot of fun too.
I mentioned in the last blog that I didn’t want to say where we’d been planning to go for dinner tonight, in case I jinxed it, and yet it still didn’t go as planned – it turned out to be a much longer drive (due to traffic) than it would have been worth – instead we went to Breeze by Samaya Resort, which was actually absolutely perfect – beautiful outlook onto the ocean, coupled with a gorgeous sea breeze… just what we wanted.
I also got to catch up with a couple of the girls I worked with in my previous job as a corporate travel agent – they are here hosting a group, and so it was really great to be able to see them… Craig was kind enough (as he also knows them) to stay behind with Jessie whilst she napped. I have to say, it was nice to be able to walk down the streets only having to worry about your own safety.
Jessie went right to sleep tonight, without any fuss at all, which allowed us to slip out (with our baby monitor) and have a drink by the pool… there was live music (which was slightly Ken Lee a libidiba dowchoo-esque, but I still bopped along to Mr Big’s To Be With You, with my Bintang in one hand and the monitor in the other.
Tomorrow we check out of our villas at 1.00pm, and head to the airport for our 5.30pm flight – we are hoping that Jessie will sleep the whole way, as we will land in Auckland at 5am, which will be 1am Bali time… it could be an interesting few days, but hey, at least we will see Jessie’s precious Bunny again (we had two – one for daycare and one for home)… hopefully he will accept that he must now be accompanied in bed by Bubbys 🤣
The following is a compilation of my likes and dislikes:
Likes (this list could go on and on, but just as a token gesture)
- so much variation in the areas you can visit – jungle to beach, and even between the neighbourhoods
- Surprisingly clean for South East Asia.
- They are very clean and green
- Soooo many amazing eateries to choose from
- Shopping galore
- The people are absolutely amazing – incredibly friendly, lovely to children and they just seem so genuine
- I felt safe
- The traffic
- The copy cat taxis.
- The footpaths!
- The beach (at least in Seminyak/Legian/Kuta areas)
Overall, I think Bali is a wonderful place… I’ve heard so many mixed opinions, but I think it’s great and I certainly intend to come back one day. But next up for us will be Fiji (yes, Fiji again… they should probably give me a loyalty card) and then Greece. Bring it on baby!
Until next time, and thanks for reading!