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Published: January 9th 2017
What a night. Tom was up all night with an upset stomach. Best guess is the milkshake that he had for dinner was probably off. That will be the last milkshake he'll be having for a while I think. He was good enough to regale us all with the gory details of the nights events -stories that I won't even repeat to a priest. Luckily for me he chose to wake mum for medical assistance and Emily for the use of her phone so he could use the flashlight function to find a bottle of water. Consequently everyone was very tired this morning - yours truly being the possible exception.
We arranged for breakfast to be had in the villa today. We had thought that they would come and make the dishes in front of us but they simply bought the food over from the cafe section. Not the experience I was hoping for. The only upside was that Emily's eggs were too soft for her and Brett was able to finish them off in the kitchen so crisis averted.
We had planned to go to Waterbom Park today but, despite feeling ok for a while, Tom faded quite
quickly and went back to bed to sleep right after breakfast.
After another swim, Emily and I went out for a massage to the usual place. Emily chose a back massage and a full body was on the cards for me. We both came out very oily and my masseuse (the human pliers from yesterday) seemed to find knots on my inner thighs that he was intent on getting out. There was no happy ending but based on the moves that he did I think it possible that we are now engaged.
We grabbed some instant noodles to take back with us as Pamela had been relaxing with Tom back at the villa and it was now lunch time. Nothing gourmet but it filled the gap.
Tom was still feeling poorly so I stayed back with him while Pamela and Emily caught a cab to the Museum La Mayeur for a look around. This was the former home of a Belgian artist who lived in Bali in the 1930's.
After the museum and a short walk along the beach, they caught a taxi to a market to practice their bartering skills. Emily came away with a
couple of dresses but Pamela wasn't as lucky. Plenty of time to make amends in the coming days.
After a quick coffee and a trip to the convenience store, they headed home. Having missed out on a clothes bargain, Pamela was determined to snag a great deal on the taxi ride home. They offered her an IDR30,000 ($3) ride but she was determined to get it for less. Unfortunately she didn't realise that they were quoting the minimum charge which is why she had so much trouble getting them to budge on the price.
One of the things they picked up at the store was a couple of bottles of iced tea. Refreshing and tasty was the thinking. Sickly sweet and revolting was the reality. We'd seen this at Lunch on Sunday also. They gave us a sugar syrup to sweeten the drinks there but it is certainly an acquired taste.
During all this Tom and I rested and watched the sumo wrestling until the girls got home.
Once everyone returned, we all went for the obligatory swim and chilled until dinner time.
Dinner was had in the villa as Tom was still feeling fragile.
Fish and chips, beef rendang, and Pizza made up the order tonight. Not exactly Indonesia's finest but an excellent choice for Tom after the last 18 hours. When the pizza arrived it was obviously frozen bases topped with fresh ingredients. I had to get out the frypan again to finish cooking the bases properly. Our first dud meal of the trip.
I basically didn't head out with the camera today so no photos from me. Emily took some but I'll have to upload them when I get back to Adelaide.
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