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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta September 23rd 2019

1. A short 4-day trip to Bali in Sep 19. 2. Me and my friend took plane from Kuala Lumpur with departure time 30mins apart, but i arrived 4 hours later..haha 3. Booked 2 full days tour via Klook. Costing us RM700+ which seemed to be reasonable. 4. we stayed at Vasanti Kuta, nice boutique hotel in famous Kuta area. Driving from airport to hotel takes only 10mins in moderate traffics. 5. the night went with not much activity as i was really tired. after dinner i went straight to sleep :) 6. The next morning, our driver picked us at 6am. He drove us to Sanur beach where we took speed boat to Nusa Penida Island. The journey took 1.5hrs. lucky weather was great. 7. the first site was called Angle Billabong. as i'm not ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta October 1st 2018

So yesterday we arrived in Kuta, Bali. The journey so far is easily summed up in one word; Long! The first flight was great, we breeze through security so no delays at Heathrow. It was long, but after our "cheap flight" to America, we felt like royalty on this flight. With our blankets, pillows and slightly roomier seats, and the entertainment selection of films, music and Tv shows made the 13 hour flight more comfortable. Not forgetting the drinks on call and all the food served. I laughed a touch too much when Briony asked for a "squash" on the flight. When the attendant asked if she wanted it mixed with lemonade or coke, we were slightly confused. But a few moments later briony was given a scotch on the rocks 😂🤣😂. Which we swiftly exchanged ... read more
On our way...
First meal
Nearly there!

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta October 1st 2018

Not such an early start this morning for us. The aforementioned heavenly beds and luxurious aircon kept us snuggled up in bed until 8am. By 8:15am I was ready to rock and roll, get busy livin', and enjoy a morning engulfed in the Bali experience. Briony was ready at 9:15am. So off we ventured, a quick trip to the beach was on the cards. The sun was beaming, and the phone stating a 30° heat. Not too shabby for monsoon season! But all too quickly this short walk turned into harassment city. Every vendor vying for us to spend our cash in their small boutique. Each market stall a replica of the many before it, I can understand their need to be slightly more aggressive in gaining my custom due to the sheer volume of competition ... read more
Market streets
Shopping Mall
Avocado on bread with poached egg

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta October 1st 2018

Some additional photos of our travel to Bali. Briony x... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 20th 2018

We made it through our last night in Kuta without any more noticeable quakes. Kristy had us signed up for a morning Indonesian cooking class at Bamboo Shoots.We had a quick early breakfast before checking out and taking a grab to class. Before the start of our 9:00 class, we were offered breakfast which we turned down. There were six other students in our class. Two pairs of students were from the same small town in Australia. The other couple was from the Netherlands. On the agenda for class was: -Beef Rendang -Mie Goreng -Spring Roll -Chicken Satay (peanut sauce) -Chicken Curry -Rice Pudding We got a little instruction from the teachers and went to work. We started by chopping up some vegetables and herbs. Then came some grinding with mortars and pestles. We had three ... read more
Kristy with Mortar and Pestle
Brad Making Spring Rolls
Chicken Satay

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 19th 2018

Today was our last full day in Kuta and we were determined to make the most of being at the beach. We got up fairly early and grabbed another breakfast at the Four Points. We were at the beach early, before 11:00. We set up our towels on a cozy incline along the beach. We baked in the rays for nearly an hour before getting into the ocean. The waves were large on that day which drew many surfers. Fortunately, the surfers were not all out yet and we could freely swim. Brad took advantage of the breakers and rode several all the way up to the beach. When we headed back to our towels, Brad came up with the idea to build beach chairs out of the sand. We both dug in the sand to ... read more
Handmade Beach Chairs
Ned Kelly Portrait at Pads

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 16th 2018

Kristy found a well-reviewed restaurant for breakfast which was between Sheraton and Four Points (our next hotel). We walked over to url=https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g297697-d13957235-Reviews-Benih_Cafe-Kuta_Kuta_District_Bali.htmlBenih's Cafewhich offered a wide array of western style breakfast and coffees. Kristy ordered the eggs Benedict and Brad had a massive triple-decker sandwich. We shared an avocado coffee beverage as well. The meal was good and very filling. After breakfast, we checked out of the Sheraton and left our bags at the front desk. (original plans had us going to Gilli T this day, but due to the earthquake we decided to transfer to a less expensive SPG option down the street) We had both been considering purchasing customized leather briefcases for our new careers in Dallas, TX. We set out on the town to have a consumer-centric day. We walke... read more
Avocado Coffee
Triple Decker Sandwich

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 15th 2018

We got a late start on the day. We when finally, did leave the room we headed off to find some Rendang for lunch. Kristy found a warung restaurant with good reviews for Rendang. Unfortunately locating the establishment proved more difficult than finding reviews. We settled for an Indian restaurant which unfortunately only had mediocre Indian food. While we were strolling the streets, we snooped around some shops. Kristy wanted to buy a purse. There are many shops which have designer bag knock-offs. We looked at a couple of these shops but found nothing suitable. There are also actual leather shops which sell purses, bags, shoes, boots, jackets, and other leather garments. We went into Moooi Leather. Kristy looked over the purse offerings and found one that she re... read more
Kristy and Brad at Bali Parade
Kristy and Brad at Ajis 2

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 14th 2018

We started this day with a successful quest for a smoothie bowl. We had breakfast at Nebula.Kristy had an Acai Berry Bowl and Brad had the Healthy Bowl. Both were pretty good but left Kristy still hungry. As we walked by the street entrance to the Sheraton, we saw a sign advertising the happy hours at the hotel/pool bars. The pool bar service had 60k mojitos from noon to 8pm. We decided to take advantage and have afternoon mojitos. We settled into a pair of lounges in the sun next to the pool. We had transferred to the pool to cool off when the waiter made his rounds. Kristy ordered the Naked Mojito and Brad requested the Berry. The Naked was made with brown sugar and used basil instead of mint. The Berry was made with ... read more
Kristy and Brad at Ajis
Kristy Manicure at Kuta
Kristy at Bene

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 12th 2018

After such a busy few days touring temples and natural wonders, we had a (somewhat) relaxing Sunday planned. We had a mid-morning flight to Denpasar (Bali) which ended up taking off and landing late. When we arrived at the airport, we tried to book our last remaining domestic flight at the customer service center. Unfortunately, we found that all the flights to Komodo Island that worked with our itinerary were booked. We would have to wait for another opportunity to see the Komodo Dragon. We took a Grabcar to the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, where we were staying for the next few nights. We checked in, got cleaned up and headed north to the url=https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g608486-d2005895-Reviews-Potato_Head_Beach_... read more
Happy Honeymoon from Potato Head
Sunset at Potato Head




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